Take My Hands a finalist in Network Awards

DEAR EDITOR, New Zealand Charity Trust, ‘Take My Hands’ has been announced a finalist in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2018

I feel sure readers of this story in the Solomon Islands will be pleased to know that my partner charity in New Zealand, ‘Take My Hands,’ has for the second year in a row been announced a finalist in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2018 under the partnering for good category.

It is certainly true that TMH has been a partner for good in helping the medical services in the Solomon Islands for the past several years with the supply of medical equipment and medical supplies, but also clothing items for the Hearts of Hope Charity, mobility aids for the disabled and furniture for the SIDT.

The donated medical equipment and the other supplies have exceeded NZ$351,000 not including the 100 hospital beds and wheel chairs that are already in shipment to Honiara, or are still waiting to be loaded in Auckland.

Given the value of those donated supplies, based on their extended life, more than 100,000 people in the Solomon Islands have benefitted so far.

Behind the story of TMH’s support and success in aiding the Solomon Islands, lies the fact that so many organizations, institutions, companies and individuals in New Zealand have all contributed so generously in donating the things the Solomon Islands has received and I take the opportunity of expressing my personal thanks to all concerned, including Swire Shipping and Lions Clubs.

The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards winners will be announced this November and TMH is wished success in being declared a winner.


Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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