#ComeTogether - Community Wholeness, Resilience and Empowered Emergency Response

By Larina Kay Tiffen

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#Come Together Community Wholeness, Resilience And Empowered Emergency Response

Project 2017-08-11 18:53:05 +1200

 

#ComeTogether

 

WE NEED YOU! 

 

The #ComeTogether initiative is the community connectedness part of Miss Lilly's Angel Trust. 

The other half our work is focussed on timely, effective and empowered community response during times of natural disasters and crises. The two go hand-in-hand. 

 

                                      MLA_Logo_Blue_RGB.png                                   

 

A simple Facebook post moments after the Kaikoura Earthquake brought together more than 2000 volunteers and local businesses over a period of 5 days. 

The relief operation didn’t just help the earthquake damaged areas, but it proved to our local communities our strength as a collective and that love can move mountains - or in this case, the Canterbury Frigate.

Please see here for detailed accounts.

 

                        
              

 

                                  More than 30 families who were affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake or participated in the community operations were invited to share their stories and favourite family recipes, as part of a book project.                                                                                                                     Come Together Inside Pages
                             

The book intends to celebrate the deep community spirit demonstrated by the volunteers who came forth in the earthquake relief effort, to create open conversations and connectedness. It also brings awareness to the ongoing wellbeing needs of quake-stricken communities. All through a familiar medium of home-cooking and bringing people together through food.                     

* Please refer to link here for book sampler.

 

                                                  

Being a former trauma counsellor, Larina noticed many volunteer families were still mentally struggling with the previous Canterbury quakes.

 

Many volunteers had never had communicated the painful emotions they still were living on a daily basis. Most just got on with it and tried to get over the traumatic experience.

 

Within weeks of visiting, interviewing and photographing the participating families, “Come Together” evolved into “#ComeTogether”, a community initiative. It is also the key campaign of the Trust.

 

The official launch of #ComeTogether and the release of the "Come Together" book take place on 12th November 2017.

 

All #ComeTogether events focus on:

  1. Celebrate the strength and resilience of the average kiwi person in times of adversity.

  2. Bring people together, being more connected as a community.

  3. Facilitate and grow connectedness in neighbourhoods.

 

Through the #ComeTogether campaign, we:

  • Create and grow healthy and empowered communities;

  • Foster trust and connectedness through sharing food open conversations;

  • Nurture individual and collective well-being through ongoing uplifting and creative community events and education, free online resources, and family-oriented workshops and trainings.

 

The key event is the #ComeTogether Word's Largest Potluck Lunch, which will gather more than 4000 kiwis to share food and laughs with each other. This is a free community event held in the red zone of Christchurch. 

 

The Potluck Lunch will be followed by #ComeTogether Kaikoura Picnic in Churchill Park on the anniversary of the Kaikoura Earthquake. We will also be visiting Waiau to support the local communities on the 12th November.

 

All funds raised through PledgeMe goes towards -

  • #ComeTogether World's Largest Potluck Lunch, a free community event in the Christchurch red zone.

  • Printing of “Come Together”, which will help us be self-sustainable going forward.

  • #ComeTogether Picnic in Kaikoura, a free community event in Churchill Park on the anniversary of the earthquake.

  • Future creative and innovative community events, training and education focused on deepening connectedness and healing. 

 

No part of the funds raised goes towards administration or other running costs of Miss Lilly's Angel Trust.

Comments

Updates 2

Thank you so much for your support and how to still receive your books and other rewards

06/10/2017 at 7:21 PM

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for supporting our PledgeMe campaign.

Even though we did not reach our campaign target, we'd still very much like to honour your pledges and share with you the reward items.

If you'd still like to support us as well get your copy of the book, please do complete the form here before October 13th
. After which we will start pre-sales of the book at the standard retail price.

The new release date of the book has been postponed to February 
18th 2018, this is also the new event date for the #ComeTogether World's Largest Potluck. This was a very difficult decision to make and we trust this shall enable us to serve even more ordinary kiwi communities.

To keep updated on our work, happenings, and useful emergency response tips, please feel free to sign up to our newsletter here.

Thank you so much for your kind understanding and your ongoing support.

Lilly, Cherisse and Belinda

Thank you so much

04/09/2017 at 6:21 PM

Our deepest gratitude for your support for #ComeTogether, our communities and the work we do.

Please feel free to follow us on Facebook for updates on our progress.

We have been working closely with NZ media and hopefully you will see us on national TV sometime very soon. We're so proud to be part of this journey, so proud of our communities and so proud of the you and everyone who have pledged for us so far.

We're all on this journey of change together.

It's about all of us.

 

Lilly, Cherisse and Belinda xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Pledgers 56

    Adam Prociv
    2017-09-16 23:51:40 +1200

    "Dear Lilly, Wishing you all the best. Lot of love and good energy to you....Adam."

    Sandra Rountree
    2017-09-14 20:07:43 +1200
    Joanne Faulkner
    2017-09-14 19:22:31 +1200

    "I am looking forward to seeing what sounds like a wonderful book filled with love and encouragement."

    Lizzy Lauder
    2017-09-14 18:18:33 +1200
    Katherine Williams
    2017-09-13 21:17:29 +1200

    "So very honoured to have been part of this fantastic project. Looking forward to see the fantastic things you do ahead. xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-11 16:42:07 +1200
    Julie turnbul
    2017-09-11 16:40:54 +1200

    "What a fabulous way to give back to your community"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-11 09:54:47 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-10 17:22:56 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-08 22:16:24 +1200
    Robert Woods
    2017-09-08 19:39:49 +1200

    "Excellent - good on you all showing the true Kiwi spirit."

    Debra Tindall
    2017-09-08 13:00:31 +1200

    "Larina is such an inspiration we were honored to be apart of the book and helping with the food sorting after work keep up the amazing work "

    Dane & Julia
    2017-09-08 06:36:52 +1200

    "Happy to go ahead if pledge amount is not reached"

    Cindy Lau
    2017-09-08 02:03:50 +1200

    "inspirational =) keep it up guys!"

    Jenny Barron
    2017-09-07 23:33:24 +1200

    "Great to be able to support your worthy cause again Larina"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-07 20:56:46 +1200
    Lynda Hensman
    2017-09-07 20:09:18 +1200

    "❤️ Good Luck!!"

    Lynda Hensman
    2017-09-07 20:02:11 +1200

    "Good luck!"

    Lynda Hensman
    2017-09-07 20:01:35 +1200

    "Good luck!"

    David Willett-Hall
    2017-09-07 19:55:37 +1200

    "A second copy, one for my Mum in UK who has donated to the cause"

    Rhian Subritzky
    2017-09-07 19:53:02 +1200

    "Keep up the amazing work! Xx"

    Leigh
    2017-09-07 19:51:44 +1200
    David Willett-Hall
    2017-09-07 19:48:40 +1200

    "Leanne, myself and our Daughters were happy and proud to be a part of the journey"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-07 19:48:18 +1200

    "All the very best, you're doing an amazing service to the community. "

    Jo Macdonald
    2017-09-07 19:38:55 +1200

    "Good luck. You're amazing xxx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-07 19:36:54 +1200

    "Always in support of positive kiwi hand ups - you go guys!"

    Katrina Houston
    2017-09-07 18:16:25 +1200
    Katrina Houston
    2017-09-07 18:15:01 +1200
    Mel Cox
    2017-09-06 19:27:45 +1200
    karin mackay
    2017-09-06 13:11:00 +1200

    Followers 5

    Followers of #ComeTogether - Community Wholeness, Resilience and Empowered Emergency Response

    #Come Together Community Wholeness, Resilience And Empowered Emergency Response

    Project 2017-08-11 18:53:05 +1200

     

    #ComeTogether

     

    WE NEED YOU! 

     

    The #ComeTogether initiative is the community connectedness part of Miss Lilly's Angel Trust. 

    The other half our work is focussed on timely, effective and empowered community response during times of natural disasters and crises. The two go hand-in-hand. 

     

                                          MLA_Logo_Blue_RGB.png                                   

     

    A simple Facebook post moments after the Kaikoura Earthquake brought together more than 2000 volunteers and local businesses over a period of 5 days. 

    The relief operation didn’t just help the earthquake damaged areas, but it proved to our local communities our strength as a collective and that love can move mountains - or in this case, the Canterbury Frigate.

    Please see here for detailed accounts.

     

                            
                  

     

                                      More than 30 families who were affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake or participated in the community operations were invited to share their stories and favourite family recipes, as part of a book project.                                                                                                                     Come Together Inside Pages
                                 

    The book intends to celebrate the deep community spirit demonstrated by the volunteers who came forth in the earthquake relief effort, to create open conversations and connectedness. It also brings awareness to the ongoing wellbeing needs of quake-stricken communities. All through a familiar medium of home-cooking and bringing people together through food.                     

    * Please refer to link here for book sampler.

     

                                                      

    Being a former trauma counsellor, Larina noticed many volunteer families were still mentally struggling with the previous Canterbury quakes.

     

    Many volunteers had never had communicated the painful emotions they still were living on a daily basis. Most just got on with it and tried to get over the traumatic experience.

     

    Within weeks of visiting, interviewing and photographing the participating families, “Come Together” evolved into “#ComeTogether”, a community initiative. It is also the key campaign of the Trust.

     

    The official launch of #ComeTogether and the release of the "Come Together" book take place on 12th November 2017.

     

    All #ComeTogether events focus on:

    1. Celebrate the strength and resilience of the average kiwi person in times of adversity.

    2. Bring people together, being more connected as a community.

    3. Facilitate and grow connectedness in neighbourhoods.

     

    Through the #ComeTogether campaign, we:

    • Create and grow healthy and empowered communities;

    • Foster trust and connectedness through sharing food open conversations;

    • Nurture individual and collective well-being through ongoing uplifting and creative community events and education, free online resources, and family-oriented workshops and trainings.

     

    The key event is the #ComeTogether Word's Largest Potluck Lunch, which will gather more than 4000 kiwis to share food and laughs with each other. This is a free community event held in the red zone of Christchurch. 

     

    The Potluck Lunch will be followed by #ComeTogether Kaikoura Picnic in Churchill Park on the anniversary of the Kaikoura Earthquake. We will also be visiting Waiau to support the local communities on the 12th November.

     

    All funds raised through PledgeMe goes towards -

    • #ComeTogether World's Largest Potluck Lunch, a free community event in the Christchurch red zone.

    • Printing of “Come Together”, which will help us be self-sustainable going forward.

    • #ComeTogether Picnic in Kaikoura, a free community event in Churchill Park on the anniversary of the earthquake.

    • Future creative and innovative community events, training and education focused on deepening connectedness and healing. 

     

    No part of the funds raised goes towards administration or other running costs of Miss Lilly's Angel Trust.

    Comments

    Thank you so much for your support and how to still receive your books and other rewards

    06/10/2017 at 7:21 PM

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you so much for supporting our PledgeMe campaign.

    Even though we did not reach our campaign target, we'd still very much like to honour your pledges and share with you the reward items.

    If you'd still like to support us as well get your copy of the book, please do complete the form here before October 13th
    . After which we will start pre-sales of the book at the standard retail price.

    The new release date of the book has been postponed to February 
    18th 2018, this is also the new event date for the #ComeTogether World's Largest Potluck. This was a very difficult decision to make and we trust this shall enable us to serve even more ordinary kiwi communities.

    To keep updated on our work, happenings, and useful emergency response tips, please feel free to sign up to our newsletter here.

    Thank you so much for your kind understanding and your ongoing support.

    Lilly, Cherisse and Belinda

    Thank you so much

    04/09/2017 at 6:21 PM

    Our deepest gratitude for your support for #ComeTogether, our communities and the work we do.

    Please feel free to follow us on Facebook for updates on our progress.

    We have been working closely with NZ media and hopefully you will see us on national TV sometime very soon. We're so proud to be part of this journey, so proud of our communities and so proud of the you and everyone who have pledged for us so far.

    We're all on this journey of change together.

    It's about all of us.

     

    Lilly, Cherisse and Belinda xx

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Adam Prociv
      2017-09-16 23:51:40 +1200

      "Dear Lilly, Wishing you all the best. Lot of love and good energy to you....Adam."

      Sandra Rountree
      2017-09-14 20:07:43 +1200
      Joanne Faulkner
      2017-09-14 19:22:31 +1200

      "I am looking forward to seeing what sounds like a wonderful book filled with love and encouragement."

      Lizzy Lauder
      2017-09-14 18:18:33 +1200
      Katherine Williams
      2017-09-13 21:17:29 +1200

      "So very honoured to have been part of this fantastic project. Looking forward to see the fantastic things you do ahead. xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-11 16:42:07 +1200
      Julie turnbul
      2017-09-11 16:40:54 +1200

      "What a fabulous way to give back to your community"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-11 09:54:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-10 17:22:56 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-08 22:16:24 +1200
      Robert Woods
      2017-09-08 19:39:49 +1200

      "Excellent - good on you all showing the true Kiwi spirit."

      Debra Tindall
      2017-09-08 13:00:31 +1200

      "Larina is such an inspiration we were honored to be apart of the book and helping with the food sorting after work keep up the amazing work "

      Dane & Julia
      2017-09-08 06:36:52 +1200

      "Happy to go ahead if pledge amount is not reached"

      Cindy Lau
      2017-09-08 02:03:50 +1200

      "inspirational =) keep it up guys!"

      Jenny Barron
      2017-09-07 23:33:24 +1200

      "Great to be able to support your worthy cause again Larina"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-07 20:56:46 +1200
      Lynda Hensman
      2017-09-07 20:09:18 +1200

      "❤️ Good Luck!!"

      Lynda Hensman
      2017-09-07 20:02:11 +1200

      "Good luck!"

      Lynda Hensman
      2017-09-07 20:01:35 +1200

      "Good luck!"

      David Willett-Hall
      2017-09-07 19:55:37 +1200

      "A second copy, one for my Mum in UK who has donated to the cause"

      Rhian Subritzky
      2017-09-07 19:53:02 +1200

      "Keep up the amazing work! Xx"

      Leigh
      2017-09-07 19:51:44 +1200
      David Willett-Hall
      2017-09-07 19:48:40 +1200

      "Leanne, myself and our Daughters were happy and proud to be a part of the journey"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-07 19:48:18 +1200

      "All the very best, you're doing an amazing service to the community. "

      Jo Macdonald
      2017-09-07 19:38:55 +1200

      "Good luck. You're amazing xxx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-07 19:36:54 +1200

      "Always in support of positive kiwi hand ups - you go guys!"

      Katrina Houston
      2017-09-07 18:16:25 +1200
      Katrina Houston
      2017-09-07 18:15:01 +1200
      Mel Cox
      2017-09-06 19:27:45 +1200
      karin mackay
      2017-09-06 13:11:00 +1200

      Followers of #ComeTogether - Community Wholeness, Resilience and Empowered Emergency Response

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 30/09/2017 at 6:00 PM.