Here’s some of the latest news about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson.
Nelson mentor Tanya McMurtrie has set her sights on doing the New York marathon and is raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson at the same time.
Tanya set out to the marathon last year but was thwarted by Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in the event being cancelled.
Undeterred, she decided to give it another go this year, and is again training hard for the race.
Tanya, who has been a mentor for three years, is also using the event as a fundraising opportunity for the Nelson mentoring programme. She has set up an account at the Give a Little website, through which people can donate money to support her marathon venture. All the money raised will go towards Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson.
The website address is www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/TanyaMcMurtrieNYM
The firewood fundraiser we’re currently running in conjunction with The Edgewood Trust made it into the news, with The Leader running a story on the trust’s generous efforts on our behalf. To read the story, click here
Buy a load of dry firewood for winter and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson at the same time!
BBBS Nelson will receive a portion of the profits from all trailer loads of firewood sold by firewood supplier Ray Hill in April.
So tell your family and friends! The firewood for sale is:
- Kiln-dried, bagged offcuts – $150 per trailer (trailer holds 4 cubic metres of wood, or just over a cord)
- Split radiata pine – $250 per trailer
- Split douglas fir – $280 per trailer
- Split beech – $290 per trailer (April special – while stocks last)
- Split blue gum – $330 per trailer
- Mixed trailer of firewood and bagged offcuts – from $200 per trailer
Price includes free stacking and free delivery to Atawhai, Nelson, Stoke and Richmond.
Six bags of kiln-dried offcuts included with every trailer of firewood ordered in April.
To order or inquire contact Ray Hill on 545-1512 or 021-141-7858 between 8am and 6pm or email him. Firewood must be paid for in cash on delivery. If you’re interested in helping with the stacking and loading of firewood, contact Ray.
Thanks to these sponsors for supporting this venture:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson features in the December/January issue of This & That magazine, with the magazine running a story about some of the great friendships that have developed between Nelson mentors and their young people. You can read the article here
As a result of being the magazine’s chosen charity for the summer issue, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson has also received a donation from the magazine, which we’re really grateful for. This donation has been put towards the running costs of our mentoring programme.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson Community Newsletter for November 2012, is out now.
Fishing enthusiast Lance Heger is enjoying the chance to share his passion and knowledge with a new young friend.
Having a young friend who’s mad keen on fishing has given Nelson man Allen Knott the perfect excuse to dust off his fishing boat and get out on the water.
WOW…the Auction was a great night out with between $13,000 to $14,000 raised. The money will go towards supporting the young people in our community and our wonderful mentors – Thank you to everyone who made the night such a success, we could not have done it without you all!!!
Check out the list of great items, both in the silent and live auctions, in the “bid for this kid” charity auction on Wednesday 29 August, 6pm at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village.
Check out the latest Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson Community Newsletter – August 2012
Check out the latest Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson Community Newsletter – May 2012
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme is calling on Nelson men to “step up” and get involved with the regions kids.
Read more in the article written by Matt Lawrey in The Leader, just follow the link below:
Check out the latest Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson Community Newsletter – March 2012
Check out the latest Community Newsletter from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson.
Read the feature length article on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson programme written by Naomi Arnold at the Nelson Mail on Saturday 8 October 2011.
SBS Bank is to become a local champion and a Gold Sponsor of the highly successful youth mentoring programme Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson.
‘More than just a ‘Big Sister’, programme brings pair together’. Waimea Weekly reporter Barbara Gillham met up with mentor Tanya McMurtrie and her little person Ashlee.