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
    2016-11-11 10:23:35 +1300

    "if it saves one lifr"

    Mark Cowling
    2016-11-11 10:13:41 +1300

    "Fully support Jamie and family in this endeavor.Amazing people with a fantastic vision and compassion. "

    Caroline James
    2016-11-11 10:03:08 +1300

    "NZ needs more of these that are specifically set up for this purpose. You are amazing. "

    Katrina Webster
    2016-11-11 09:41:56 +1300

    "I give to this great project. A young and talented guy at my work took his life this year and I hope this can help people find another way"

    Ellie Heal
    2016-11-11 09:22:10 +1300
    Craig and Kat Novak
    2016-11-11 08:35:17 +1300
    Matthew Sigurdsson
    2016-11-11 04:58:20 +1300

    "Good luck Jamie. It's looking good."

    Matthew Sigurdsson
    2016-11-11 04:55:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-10 23:26:46 +1300
    Bronwyn Robertson
    2016-11-10 21:47:42 +1300
    Gary & Jill Dunlop
    2016-11-10 20:54:41 +1300
    Janine
    2016-11-10 20:23:34 +1300

    "This is a great worthy cause and those with the initiative are a worthy mention also... Love seeing this in our community :-)"

    Kirsty Markham Jones
    2016-11-10 20:17:13 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-10 20:15:12 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-10 20:01:37 +1300

    "Smile. "

    Casey Russell
    2016-11-10 19:56:10 +1300
    Casey Russell
    2016-11-10 19:51:21 +1300
    Thanh Hà
    2016-11-10 19:43:57 +1300

    "Thank you for doing this! Such a meaningful action that you and your friends have done!!!"

    Chris Allen
    2016-11-10 19:05:50 +1300

    "Congratulations to you all, so much looking forward to seeing the retreat open."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-10 19:01:14 +1300

    "We would love to support your retreat, God bless you in all that you do!"

    Gordon Burnside
    2016-11-10 18:38:48 +1300

    "Keep up the good work Jamie, know we've got your back."

    Gabriel Jackson
    2016-11-10 17:44:00 +1300
    Lydia Chartetis
    2016-11-10 16:55:41 +1300

    "Such a worthy cause. All the very best guys :)"

    Lacey Allen
    2016-11-10 15:56:40 +1300

    "From Lacey Allen"

    Angela Tanner
    2016-11-10 15:43:45 +1300
    Victoria Perry
    2016-11-10 15:40:43 +1300

    "Keep up the fabulous work for a very worthy cause. Thanks Jamie Allen :)"

    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
      2016-11-11 10:23:35 +1300

      "if it saves one lifr"

      Mark Cowling
      2016-11-11 10:13:41 +1300

      "Fully support Jamie and family in this endeavor.Amazing people with a fantastic vision and compassion. "

      Caroline James
      2016-11-11 10:03:08 +1300

      "NZ needs more of these that are specifically set up for this purpose. You are amazing. "

      Katrina Webster
      2016-11-11 09:41:56 +1300

      "I give to this great project. A young and talented guy at my work took his life this year and I hope this can help people find another way"

      Ellie Heal
      2016-11-11 09:22:10 +1300
      Craig and Kat Novak
      2016-11-11 08:35:17 +1300
      Matthew Sigurdsson
      2016-11-11 04:58:20 +1300

      "Good luck Jamie. It's looking good."

      Matthew Sigurdsson
      2016-11-11 04:55:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-10 23:26:46 +1300
      Bronwyn Robertson
      2016-11-10 21:47:42 +1300
      Gary & Jill Dunlop
      2016-11-10 20:54:41 +1300
      Janine
      2016-11-10 20:23:34 +1300

      "This is a great worthy cause and those with the initiative are a worthy mention also... Love seeing this in our community :-)"

      Kirsty Markham Jones
      2016-11-10 20:17:13 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-10 20:15:12 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-10 20:01:37 +1300

      "Smile. "

      Casey Russell
      2016-11-10 19:56:10 +1300
      Casey Russell
      2016-11-10 19:51:21 +1300
      Thanh Hà
      2016-11-10 19:43:57 +1300

      "Thank you for doing this! Such a meaningful action that you and your friends have done!!!"

      Chris Allen
      2016-11-10 19:05:50 +1300

      "Congratulations to you all, so much looking forward to seeing the retreat open."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-10 19:01:14 +1300

      "We would love to support your retreat, God bless you in all that you do!"

      Gordon Burnside
      2016-11-10 18:38:48 +1300

      "Keep up the good work Jamie, know we've got your back."

      Gabriel Jackson
      2016-11-10 17:44:00 +1300
      Lydia Chartetis
      2016-11-10 16:55:41 +1300

      "Such a worthy cause. All the very best guys :)"

      Lacey Allen
      2016-11-10 15:56:40 +1300

      "From Lacey Allen"

      Angela Tanner
      2016-11-10 15:43:45 +1300
      Victoria Perry
      2016-11-10 15:40:43 +1300

      "Keep up the fabulous work for a very worthy cause. Thanks Jamie Allen :)"

      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.