In Karen’s memory “The Karen Cornelia Trust” has been established, (a charitable trust formed under the Charitable Trust Act 1957) with the vision of supporting families with cancer by providing positive and unique experiences to enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of life.
Following Karen's death, her sister in law, Annamarie Brbich had an idea to provide families suffering with cancer a holiday together, at no expense to the family.
From this initial idea, following discussions with family and friends, a larger plan was developed. The idea of having a bach by the sea would give many families the opportunity to have a special holiday on an ongoing basis and following inspired discussion it was decided to form The Karen Cornelia Trust - a Charitable Trust in Karen's memory to achieve this outcome and thus the 'A House for Karen' project was initiated.
Our Charitable organisation ICHC (Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy) delivers support and spiritual care to 47 Hospitals around New Zealand. We train and oversee 354 volunteers in this amazing work. Here in Taranaki we support Taranaki Base and Hawera hospitals with 36 volunteers currently operating week in and week out. This work includes ‘On Call’ provision for our community in Taranaki to be supported 24/7. This support is seen by DHBs around NZ as vital to the wellbeing and recovery of patients in our Community. Current funding continues to fall short of opportunities to train and upskill our Volunteers to keep up with the changing issues challenging our society. To understand and support patients and families who face issues like Anxiety, Loneliness, Suicide, Family Violence have become priorities. This comes alongside our team already supporting patients who are battling life changing diagnoses and often left with a huge loss of independence. Funds are also required for small projects to promote awareness of our work in the Hospital and Community.
While others look after HOW you are, we look after WHO you are.
As you know, the proceeds from our event will be shared with these two amazing charities. You can also add a donation to your event entry today, simply select a donation amount as you go through the online checkout.
Without our volunteers and sponsors we wouldn't be able to bring you this event - we appreciate all the time and efforts that have gone into this event.