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

    Allan and Tania Simpson
    2016-11-16 17:20:25 +1300

    "This is awesome that taranaki can have this facility. "

    Hayden Butler Foundation
    2016-11-16 11:36:59 +1300

    "It ain't weak to speak 😊"

    Jeremy
    2016-11-15 14:39:07 +1300
    Shona Glentworth
    2016-11-14 21:53:10 +1300
    Gordon hudson
    2016-11-14 09:40:38 +1300

    "Congratulations to everyone involved - a great and necessary initiative."

    Jill Ridgewell
    2016-11-13 20:49:06 +1300

    "We are all touched by suicide, be it a loved one, friend or our own desperation. Thanks for being part of a solution. Hari om tat sat <3"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-13 19:20:04 +1300

    "The target is in sight - rooting for you, Taranaki Retreat"

    Jane
    2016-11-13 17:05:35 +1300

    "Love what this will do for NZ. Thank you to everyone involved."

    richenda wheeler
    2016-11-13 04:02:29 +1300

    "So proud of all you have achieved... Happy Christmas and Hurrah!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-12 21:28:42 +1300
    Shirley Manning
    2016-11-12 19:23:16 +1300
    Barbara Bisley
    2016-11-12 15:02:29 +1300
    Brenda Meehl
    2016-11-12 10:05:50 +1300

    "Great project, happy to support this. Well done to all involved."

    Shelly Spurling
    2016-11-12 06:51:42 +1300

    "With love as ever that miles cannot fade xxx"

    Sharon Raath
    2016-11-11 20:30:49 +1300

    "Watched this from the very start. You hv put your hearts and souls in to this. May you be blessed abundantly. Love and blessings Shaz & Baz"

    Carol Allen
    2016-11-11 19:46:24 +1300
    Susan Lawrence
    2016-11-11 18:34:32 +1300
    Debra Burson
    2016-11-11 17:45:05 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-11 15:54:01 +1300
    Suzanne Porter
    2016-11-11 15:32:00 +1300
    Rachel Douglas
    2016-11-11 15:01:50 +1300

    "Great cause, I hope I never need it!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-11 14:52:48 +1300

    "Standing with you in heart and support for this project"

    Justine Jones
    2016-11-11 14:06:26 +1300
    Gemma-Elaine Duggan
    2016-11-11 12:57:26 +1300

    "Tautoko 100% "

    Amanda Roche
    2016-11-11 12:53:24 +1300
    Maxine Strydom
    2016-11-11 12:52:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-11 12:12:22 +1300
    Diana Brown
    2016-11-11 12:09:15 +1300
    Carolyn McBride
    2016-11-11 11:50:26 +1300

    "Very worthy cause"

    Michelle Reid
    2016-11-11 10:28:30 +1300

    "Awesome work!!"

    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

      Allan and Tania Simpson
      2016-11-16 17:20:25 +1300

      "This is awesome that taranaki can have this facility. "

      Hayden Butler Foundation
      2016-11-16 11:36:59 +1300

      "It ain't weak to speak 😊"

      Jeremy
      2016-11-15 14:39:07 +1300
      Shona Glentworth
      2016-11-14 21:53:10 +1300
      Gordon hudson
      2016-11-14 09:40:38 +1300

      "Congratulations to everyone involved - a great and necessary initiative."

      Jill Ridgewell
      2016-11-13 20:49:06 +1300

      "We are all touched by suicide, be it a loved one, friend or our own desperation. Thanks for being part of a solution. Hari om tat sat <3"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-13 19:20:04 +1300

      "The target is in sight - rooting for you, Taranaki Retreat"

      Jane
      2016-11-13 17:05:35 +1300

      "Love what this will do for NZ. Thank you to everyone involved."

      richenda wheeler
      2016-11-13 04:02:29 +1300

      "So proud of all you have achieved... Happy Christmas and Hurrah!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-12 21:28:42 +1300
      Shirley Manning
      2016-11-12 19:23:16 +1300
      Barbara Bisley
      2016-11-12 15:02:29 +1300
      Brenda Meehl
      2016-11-12 10:05:50 +1300

      "Great project, happy to support this. Well done to all involved."

      Shelly Spurling
      2016-11-12 06:51:42 +1300

      "With love as ever that miles cannot fade xxx"

      Sharon Raath
      2016-11-11 20:30:49 +1300

      "Watched this from the very start. You hv put your hearts and souls in to this. May you be blessed abundantly. Love and blessings Shaz & Baz"

      Carol Allen
      2016-11-11 19:46:24 +1300
      Susan Lawrence
      2016-11-11 18:34:32 +1300
      Debra Burson
      2016-11-11 17:45:05 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-11 15:54:01 +1300
      Suzanne Porter
      2016-11-11 15:32:00 +1300
      Rachel Douglas
      2016-11-11 15:01:50 +1300

      "Great cause, I hope I never need it!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-11 14:52:48 +1300

      "Standing with you in heart and support for this project"

      Justine Jones
      2016-11-11 14:06:26 +1300
      Gemma-Elaine Duggan
      2016-11-11 12:57:26 +1300

      "Tautoko 100% "

      Amanda Roche
      2016-11-11 12:53:24 +1300
      Maxine Strydom
      2016-11-11 12:52:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-11 12:12:22 +1300
      Diana Brown
      2016-11-11 12:09:15 +1300
      Carolyn McBride
      2016-11-11 11:50:26 +1300

      "Very worthy cause"

      Michelle Reid
      2016-11-11 10:28:30 +1300

      "Awesome work!!"

      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.