Fundraising endeavours for PAC mobility van

June 30, 2024

The aim of the PAC is to enable students, to the best of their ability, to have a mainstream experience of academic school life with involvement and participation in all other school activities. Support within the centre provides alternative academic programmes and activities when full participation in the mainstream is not possible.

Despite the best efforts of staff to provide students with as many opportunities and experiences as possible, many barriers frequently get in the way, with transport for students who use wheelchairs being a recurrent one. This makes taking students on trips challenging and frequently requires the help of parents, and the use of their own accessible vehicles.

The funds raised will go towards the purchase of a mobility van. Having a mobility van will increase student independence and enable them to participate in activities outside the classroom like those of their able bodied peers.

Fundraising to date:

  • Double Marathon Run – Alison Oliver $7000

  • The Hamilton East Lions Club offered their support after Alison’s exploits were published in Stuff.

  • As a result of Alison’s efforts we were approached by Glenice and John Gallagher and the Glenice & John Gallagher Foundation generously donated $10,000 they also suggested we apply to the Trustees of the Gallagher Charitable Trust, which we did, are pleased to advise that a grant of $10,000 was approved.

  • The Joswey Family launched the Zane’s 24-Hour Golf Quest for Mobility. They raised over $10,000 on Give A Little and another $6000 from raffles.

We are incredibly grateful for all of the support from the community and we would like to thank everyone who has helped us.

A special thanks to the following sponsors who helped with Zane’s golfing endeavours:

  • Including C&R Developments

  • Te Kowhai Golf Club who were very generous with time and venue

  • Cam, Joy, Karen, Paul, Sam and Brad; some played golf with Zane and some of them were behind the scenes putting in the mahi