Combined Youth Services Trust came about to give young people a second chance!
It is a great cause and this is why it is the second time we have donated to them through the Harcourts Foundation!
Combined Youth Services Trust, which helps fund programmes for at- risk youth in west Auckland. Working closely with the police, the trust identifies young people who are at risk of offending or who are first time offenders, and funds preventative programmes.
The initiative funded by Harcourts Blue Fern is the Koru Programme, which was developed for “troubled”, rather than “troublesome”, children aged under 13.
“These are young people who are not yet coming to the attention of the police, but due to their life circumstances they may head in the direction of youth crime or poverty if preventative measures are not put in place for them immediately,” Mrs Revell says.
The Koru Programme runs for a school term and aims to equip the children with better self-esteem, confidence and hope for the future.
The pupils at Henderson Valley Primary School are on target with their fundraising to have a new cycle track installed around their school field by the start of next year as part of the Bikes in Schools programme.
Every year 18,000 New Zealanders are supported by hospice services across the country.
Hospice care has a unique whole person approach – which means physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are equally important – a multidisciplinary team provides care for the person who is dying, their family and whanau.
To assist with this work, the Harcourts Foundation and Hospice NZ are proud to launch the Hospice NZ Grants Programme. The Harcourts Foundation will fund this unique programme, which gives all hospices around the country the opportunity to apply for grants to purchase much needed items. Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy says it is the highlight of his 25-year career with Harcourts to be entering a formal relationship with Hospice NZ.
“This will truly make a significant difference to the people using hospice services and their families and whanau. Fundraising is an ongoing challenge for us, at a time when demand for our services is growing. Support from sponsors allows us to keep all of our services free for those who need it, so this relationship with the Harcourts Foundation means so much.”
“Our Harcourts values are: People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous; and Fun and Laughter. We believe these align perfectly with Hospice NZ’s philosophy of helping people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.”