Taranaki Retreat - A New Zealand Suicide Prevention Initiative

By Jamie Allen

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Taranaki Retreat - A New Zealand Suicide Prevention Initiative

Project 2016-11-08 09:13:00 +1300

Retreat Guest Accommodation - under construction

Taranaki Retreat is a Kiwi initiative (not restricted to Taranaki) which has been under construction since early 2014. We are devastated that every year that goes by; so many New Zealanders are lost to suicide. We believe that making a difference in this happens through giving people options and support when things are going to custard, and expressing the truth that it's ok not to be OK.

THANKS to Pledgeme, we have raised over $12,000 to finish our last building on site and get this sanctuary open for New Zealanders.PLEASE continue to support us until our campaign ends.

ALL that you pledge for Taranaki Retreat will be ploughed into the Charity's fund for support - which provides for food, transport and counselling of families and individuals just like you and me.

 

Here's one of the teams at work, building the cosy warm guest accommodation which will house up to eleven people at a time, for free:

The cosy accommodation

At this place of safety, people going through crisis - individuals or families - will be able to stay, for up to three weeks, for no cost. Be welcomed, well fed, safe and valued. They will get to know a support team who are committed to making a long-term difference in their situation long-term during and after their stay - whether that counselling; debt-support; therapy or advocacy.

Since we launched this charity in 2014 (watch our video to see how we started - and now look at our photos to see where we've come to!), we have seen incredible generosity in making this a reality for Kiwis. Over $750,000 has been raised. Our remaining funding gap is tiny; we are committed to being open in time for that tricky time of year - this Christmas.

Here's some of the awesome team taking a little time out during the build. We need YOUR support to get this open - PLEASE help us.

Some of the build whanau

 

We have found the strongest support has come from people who themselves have experienced a loss to suicide, either in their immediate whanau or circle of friends, or more widely.

 

We know that that is most of us.

 

We also know that YOU want to see things change and our teenagers who find that they have nowhere to turn to, to know there is a place which cries out how much we all care. Please help us over the last hurdle.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for reading this - you may never know the people who you will support through your pledge - but you can rest assured that lives will be saved by your generosity. Note that any Pledge that you make (if we are successful) will be receipted - and tax deductible.

Like us on Facebook - look for "Taranaki Retreat"

...or check out our website here.

 

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WELL over the half-way stage.... check out our new video!

16/11/2016 at 9:47 PM

Kia ora dear Support Crew

Thank you, thank you for making a pledge to support the opening of Taranaki Retreat. You might like to view our awesome animation which tells a little of the kaupapa of this initiative.

You are AMAZING for supporting us.

Please spread the word - and help us get over the line.

With love,

The Retreat Team

THANK YOU - thank you, thank you for your pledge

11/11/2016 at 12:19 PM

Dear Friend

Thank you so, so much for making a Pledge for our Campaign to get the Retreat open in time for Christmas. We have just hit the $5000 mark - and that is because of YOU.

We have a chunky waiting-list for people to come and stay, and it's indescribably encouraging to know that we are edging closer and closer to making that happen.

I'll get out of your inbox now - I really just wanted to say thanks.

Arohanui

Jamie

    Pledgers 86

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-12-07 14:44:11 +1300
    Melanie Wilson
    2016-12-06 17:02:40 +1300
    Brook Powell
    2016-12-02 14:57:32 +1300

    "Happy to support them :)"

    Mark Robinson
    2016-12-02 12:45:53 +1300
    Barry GPledgeMe Staff
    2016-12-01 16:25:35 +1300

    "Beautiful idea"

    Kerrie Lawrence
    2016-11-30 21:07:31 +1300

    "Would just like to say what a wonderful job you are all doing. So very proud of you all. X"

    Bev Heaysman
    2016-11-30 07:34:40 +1300

    "All the very best in your endeavours!"

    Taryn Utiger
    2016-11-29 21:58:04 +1300

    "Love what you are doing!!! So inspiring. Much love ❤️ "

    Cameron Dusty Burnell
    2016-11-29 21:31:37 +1300
    Heather Lofthouse
    2016-11-29 20:26:01 +1300
    Franziska von Hunerbein
    2016-11-29 19:37:53 +1300

    "Thank you!!!"

    Paul Morris
    2016-11-29 19:34:41 +1300

    "Can't wait to see this place open."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-29 19:10:15 +1300

    "Love supporting great causes."

    Lacey Allen
    2016-11-29 18:41:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-29 15:01:52 +1300

    "Love this kaupapa and all it will mean for those who need space to stand and grow strong again. Arohanui "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-29 10:20:16 +1300
    Kanya Stewart
    2016-11-26 16:44:37 +1300

    "Kia Kaha Jamie & Suzy. We are praying and hoping that everything will be ready by Christmas, and that you get all the support you need. "

    Lisa Haskell
    2016-11-26 05:10:00 +1300
    Roy and Pam Allen
    2016-11-24 23:57:43 +1300

    "Hope and pray that you will reach your target, Jamie and Team!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-24 21:28:41 +1300
    Dell
    2016-11-24 15:58:40 +1300

    "Well done such a great idea"

    Eleanor
    2016-11-24 14:01:53 +1300
    Jeannie Williams
    2016-11-24 12:17:58 +1300

    "Wonderful work. God bless you."

    Dana MacDiarmid
    2016-11-24 10:42:27 +1300
    Reezy Fosheezy
    2016-11-24 10:37:12 +1300

    "Namaste Friends xoxo"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-23 18:27:49 +1300

    " Hope it's a Happy Christmas to all involved."

    Rebecca
    2016-11-21 19:09:58 +1300
    Temika
    2016-11-21 14:29:48 +1300

    "This money is to help towards your final set up costs, kindly donated by those who donated to Fighting the Blues."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-18 20:15:09 +1300

    "You've made it this far, we hope this will help to open your doors for Christmas. Promise we'll come and visit one day. Good luck Gang!"

    Antony Mark
    2016-11-17 20:38:21 +1300

    Followers 3

    Followers of Taranaki Retreat - A New Zealand Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Taranaki Retreat - A New Zealand Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Project 2016-11-08 09:13:00 +1300

    Retreat Guest Accommodation - under construction

    Taranaki Retreat is a Kiwi initiative (not restricted to Taranaki) which has been under construction since early 2014. We are devastated that every year that goes by; so many New Zealanders are lost to suicide. We believe that making a difference in this happens through giving people options and support when things are going to custard, and expressing the truth that it's ok not to be OK.

    THANKS to Pledgeme, we have raised over $12,000 to finish our last building on site and get this sanctuary open for New Zealanders.PLEASE continue to support us until our campaign ends.

    ALL that you pledge for Taranaki Retreat will be ploughed into the Charity's fund for support - which provides for food, transport and counselling of families and individuals just like you and me.

     

    Here's one of the teams at work, building the cosy warm guest accommodation which will house up to eleven people at a time, for free:

    The cosy accommodation

    At this place of safety, people going through crisis - individuals or families - will be able to stay, for up to three weeks, for no cost. Be welcomed, well fed, safe and valued. They will get to know a support team who are committed to making a long-term difference in their situation long-term during and after their stay - whether that counselling; debt-support; therapy or advocacy.

    Since we launched this charity in 2014 (watch our video to see how we started - and now look at our photos to see where we've come to!), we have seen incredible generosity in making this a reality for Kiwis. Over $750,000 has been raised. Our remaining funding gap is tiny; we are committed to being open in time for that tricky time of year - this Christmas.

    Here's some of the awesome team taking a little time out during the build. We need YOUR support to get this open - PLEASE help us.

    Some of the build whanau

     

    We have found the strongest support has come from people who themselves have experienced a loss to suicide, either in their immediate whanau or circle of friends, or more widely.

     

    We know that that is most of us.

     

    We also know that YOU want to see things change and our teenagers who find that they have nowhere to turn to, to know there is a place which cries out how much we all care. Please help us over the last hurdle.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for reading this - you may never know the people who you will support through your pledge - but you can rest assured that lives will be saved by your generosity. Note that any Pledge that you make (if we are successful) will be receipted - and tax deductible.

    Like us on Facebook - look for "Taranaki Retreat"

    ...or check out our website here.

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    WELL over the half-way stage.... check out our new video!

    16/11/2016 at 9:47 PM

    Kia ora dear Support Crew

    Thank you, thank you for making a pledge to support the opening of Taranaki Retreat. You might like to view our awesome animation which tells a little of the kaupapa of this initiative.

    You are AMAZING for supporting us.

    Please spread the word - and help us get over the line.

    With love,

    The Retreat Team

    THANK YOU - thank you, thank you for your pledge

    11/11/2016 at 12:19 PM

    Dear Friend

    Thank you so, so much for making a Pledge for our Campaign to get the Retreat open in time for Christmas. We have just hit the $5000 mark - and that is because of YOU.

    We have a chunky waiting-list for people to come and stay, and it's indescribably encouraging to know that we are edging closer and closer to making that happen.

    I'll get out of your inbox now - I really just wanted to say thanks.

    Arohanui

    Jamie

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-12-07 14:44:11 +1300
      Melanie Wilson
      2016-12-06 17:02:40 +1300
      Brook Powell
      2016-12-02 14:57:32 +1300

      "Happy to support them :)"

      Mark Robinson
      2016-12-02 12:45:53 +1300
      Barry GPledgeMe Staff
      2016-12-01 16:25:35 +1300

      "Beautiful idea"

      Kerrie Lawrence
      2016-11-30 21:07:31 +1300

      "Would just like to say what a wonderful job you are all doing. So very proud of you all. X"

      Bev Heaysman
      2016-11-30 07:34:40 +1300

      "All the very best in your endeavours!"

      Taryn Utiger
      2016-11-29 21:58:04 +1300

      "Love what you are doing!!! So inspiring. Much love ❤️ "

      Cameron Dusty Burnell
      2016-11-29 21:31:37 +1300
      Heather Lofthouse
      2016-11-29 20:26:01 +1300
      Franziska von Hunerbein
      2016-11-29 19:37:53 +1300

      "Thank you!!!"

      Paul Morris
      2016-11-29 19:34:41 +1300

      "Can't wait to see this place open."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-29 19:10:15 +1300

      "Love supporting great causes."

      Lacey Allen
      2016-11-29 18:41:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-29 15:01:52 +1300

      "Love this kaupapa and all it will mean for those who need space to stand and grow strong again. Arohanui "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-29 10:20:16 +1300
      Kanya Stewart
      2016-11-26 16:44:37 +1300

      "Kia Kaha Jamie & Suzy. We are praying and hoping that everything will be ready by Christmas, and that you get all the support you need. "

      Lisa Haskell
      2016-11-26 05:10:00 +1300
      Roy and Pam Allen
      2016-11-24 23:57:43 +1300

      "Hope and pray that you will reach your target, Jamie and Team!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-24 21:28:41 +1300
      Dell
      2016-11-24 15:58:40 +1300

      "Well done such a great idea"

      Eleanor
      2016-11-24 14:01:53 +1300
      Jeannie Williams
      2016-11-24 12:17:58 +1300

      "Wonderful work. God bless you."

      Dana MacDiarmid
      2016-11-24 10:42:27 +1300
      Reezy Fosheezy
      2016-11-24 10:37:12 +1300

      "Namaste Friends xoxo"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-23 18:27:49 +1300

      " Hope it's a Happy Christmas to all involved."

      Rebecca
      2016-11-21 19:09:58 +1300
      Temika
      2016-11-21 14:29:48 +1300

      "This money is to help towards your final set up costs, kindly donated by those who donated to Fighting the Blues."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-18 20:15:09 +1300

      "You've made it this far, we hope this will help to open your doors for Christmas. Promise we'll come and visit one day. Good luck Gang!"

      Antony Mark
      2016-11-17 20:38:21 +1300

      Followers of Taranaki Retreat - A New Zealand Suicide Prevention Initiative

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/12/2016 at 9:00 PM.