Project Promise

So what is Project Promise? This appeal, carried out by the Northland Community Foundation (NCF), is the largest project that has ever been undertaken by a community foundation in New Zealand. Starting on March 19th 2010, their aim was to raise $3,000,000 in three years, to build a new Oncology/Cancer treatment centre at Whangarei hospital in New Zealand. The proposed centre will provide day-stay cancer treatment and related nursing and support services.

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Westmount Kaipara Campus

The senior students at Westmount Kaipara School in Northland, New Zealand, decided to raise money for this worthy appeal. Each year, the Maungaturoto-based School’s Student Executive Committee organises various charitable fundraising programmes. Projects have included Northland Rescue helicopter ($10,000), Canterbury Earthquake Appeal ($2,705) and the Philippines Typhoon Appeal ($6,600).

In 2013, the twenty year 11 to 13 students from the Student Executive spent six weeks telemarketing businesses and members of the Plymouth Brethren Community for donations toward the project. As Chief Executive, Jeff Wearmouth said; ‘These students are well aware of the trauma that cancer sufferers go through. There are young people in the area suffering from the disease, who the students know well.’

Following the conclusion of this fundraiser, Liz Woodward, manager of the Northland Community Foundation came to Westmount Kaipara .

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Student executive with Liz Woodward presenting the cheque

The students presented her with a cheque of $27,000 which they had managed to collect. She commented that she was ‘simply blown away when she heard what the students had achieved.’ This was the second donation from a Westmount School; Kerikeri Campus had already donated a total of $22,000. Ms Woodward said that the students had done an exceptional job encouraging the generosity needed to raise such an amount. ‘The students should be incredibly proud. It is fantastic to see young people work together to give back to the community. I was smiling for days after the school’s presentation and meeting them.’

By the end of the three years, the NCF was able to proudly announce that the target had been achieved!!!

School boosts Project Promise by $27,000 _


18 thoughts on “Project Promise”

  1. :) says:

    your soooooooooooooooo cool all of u
    luv the girl’s hair do ( the one with the black band )

    1. :D says:

      Hey – yeeaaah – pretty cool hairstyle!!
      Well done guys!!

    2. i agree says:

      i agree
      that hair style is pretty cool
      might start wearing my hair like that

  2. A Person says:

    You kids are awesome 🙂 Good Work 🙂

  3. Winnie the Pooh says:

    ‘come to westmount, opposite peppertree… de da ‘ – i have seen a video clip about this school and i think it is spledid that they have raised such a large amount of money for such a worthy cause!!! well done!!

    1. Smile :P says:

      Yeah-that video is truly unique !
      But hey-awesome donation, no doubt for an awesome cause….
      Good work-may you be blessed:)

    2. .o. says:

      I have seen that vid too!!
      good idea;
      why not put a short clip of it on here?!!

      I’m sure everyone would enjoy it!!!!

    3. :0) big nose says:

      hey i have seen that video!! great work lads and lasses from westmount!!!

    4. :-p says:

      I think that is Westmount Manawatu (a different school) but I agree that a clip of it should be put on here!
      great work kids…..

    5. Lady says:

      Hey can you put that vid on too for those of us who aren’t so lucky to have seen it? 😀 And congrats – thats awesome!! 🙂

    6. 12345 says:

      I wanna see that vid
      where is it???

      gr8 wot your doing PBCC
      keep it up

    7. a person1 says:

      la da da da
      I’ve seen it 2. but I think it is that other school
      wish our school was like that…

  4. Kate says:

    Go Westmount!!!
    $27,000 is an amazing amount for you kids to fundraise!

  5. UK BOD says:

    awesome stuff u kiwis (and the ex-POM)… great work.

  6. Windy says:

    This is an absolutely, incredible amount of money for a exceptionally good cause – a very big well done to the students from Westmount Kaipara School in Northland, New Zealand.

  7. Me says:

    that’s great!!!!!!

    1. Heather G. says:

      hey “Me” do i know you?!
      yeah awesome you guys…..

  8. Snazzy Phil says:

    shucks yr pretty cool!

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