Rainbow Place selected for generous charity grant

Rainbow Place selected for generous charity grant

Last year, the Hugo Charitable Trust invited a team of four junior lawyers from Tompkins Wake to present a charity that was special to them, and who they felt deserved financial assistance by way of a generous grant. This presentation was carried out in a ‘Dragons Den’ style with the successful candidate accepting a grant of $50,000 on behalf of their charity of choice.

Briar Shaw chose Rainbow Place and delivered a fantastic presentation to support her choice. “I chose Rainbow Place because I think it is a unique and incredibly special charity that does great work in the Waikato for children and families going through really rough times,” said Briar.

Personal experience with the service, that supported family friends through a difficult time, also contributed to her reasoning for choosing Rainbow Place.

“I felt honoured to be able to accept the grant from the Hugo Charitable Trust to go towards the Rainbow Place in-patient unit and respite services.”

Our sincerest thanks to Briar for choosing to support Rainbow Place, and the hard work that went into presenting her case. We are also very grateful to the Hugo Charitable Trust for their incredible grant of $50,000 that will help many children in the Waikato receive the support and care they need when experiencing bereavement or living with a life-limiting illness.

Pictured: Tompkins Wake CEO Jon Calder, Rainbow Place Team Leader Zoe Fairbrother, Rainbow Place Nurse Jess Dwyer, Hugo Trust Donations Manager Julia Hunter, and Hospice Waikato CEO Craig Tamblyn.