Events

Upcoming fundraiser events

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Fundraiser Event

Join us for this one off, exclusive and rare opportunity to experience Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park. You will see some of the world’s greatest large-scale outdoor sculptures located right on the edge of the beautiful Kaipara Harbour.

Gibbs Farm is a private property, open monthly by prior appointment only to artists, educational institutions, charities and the public. Tickets are limited so please don’t delay and secure yours now, or get a group together to join us for a fantastic day out.

All proceeds from this event will go towards providing accessible and professional counselling for couples, families and individuals who could not afford the urgent help they need at our Mt Eden, Northcote and Orewa offices.

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Gibbs Farm, 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Makarau, Auckland (entry via Barr Road)

Price
Individual ticket – $85.00
Family pass – $195 (2 adults, 2 children)
Under the age of 5 is free

Gibbs Farm is an internationally renowned sculpture park, celebrated for its collection of major works by significant artists including Anish Kapoor, Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Gerry Judah, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Peter Nicholls, George Rickey, Richard Serra, Kenneth Snelson, Jeff Thomson, Richard Thompson, Leon van den Eijkel, Bernar Venet and Zhan Wang.

You can pay by Bank Transfer: Internet Banking: 123048 0242002 00 ASB Mt Eden for credit of: Home and Family Counselling Incorporated and please reference GIBBS FARM or click here register and to pay online

Please note: The event will proceed on 21 February irrelevant of the weather. A reasonable standard of fitness is required. We strongly recommend you wear sturdy walking shoes, and suggest that you might like to bring your camera

Please ensure you read and understand the visitor terms of access here before booking your tickets, and adhere to the rules. Gibbs farm is located 47kms north of Auckland and directions can be found here

You are welcome to bring along a picnic lunch. Alternatively, you can choose to purchase a Classic ‘Eat My Lunch’ (including special dietary options) in addition to your ticket.

Transport:

We envisage that most supporters and guests will self-transport to Gibbs Farm. If there is sufficient demand we will happily provide buses from Auckland Central, with a centralised pick up from the North Shore and West Auckland for an additional cost to the ticket (departing the city at 9.00 am and returning 3.00 pm).   Please advise Connie directly at connie.miller@hfc.org.nz  if you require transport, and whether you are located Central, North or West Auckland.

If you require any further details regarding registration or sponsorship contact Connie Miller at connie.miller@hfc.org.nz or 09 630 8961 ext 3.

Jump of Courage Skydive Challenge 2019

Over the last two years’ a dozen brave people have skydived for Home and Family Counselling, and as a result these skydive heroes have provided 40 free counselling sessions for low income families and individuals.

This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill of a tandem skydive while supporting families in need of free, professional counselling. And this year we’re making it even bigger and better with New Zealand’s highest tandem skydive from 20,000 feet.

We challenge you to take on the dare in 2019 by taking a jump for counselling. We’re looking for thrill seekers who want to conquer their fear of heights to become fundraising heroes, and support our services. Jumping from a perfectly good aeroplane takes a great deal of courage. By doing so you will have the experience of a lifetime while also raising vital funds to provide free counselling services for families, couples and individuals across our Auckland, North Shore and Hibiscus Coast centres.

1 in 5 New Zealanders are living with mental illness and/or addiction. Counselling helps people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create positive change in their lives.

Depression, poverty and violence are prevalent in our society and for many people the bravest step they will ever take in their life is the one toward asking for help. For others, the bravest step they will ever take is the jump to do a skydive.

It costs absolutely nothing. All it takes is a bit of your time and effort to collect enough sponsorship so you can skydive for free. Perhaps ask your friends, family and work colleagues how much they are prepared to pay not to jump out of an aircraft, and put that money to the cause. If you raise $995 you will experience New Zealand’s highest skydive from 20,000 feet, for FREE. You can sign up here to start fundraising.

Did you know:

FAQ’s

    • You will be jumping with a fully trained skydive professional, so we urge you to be brave.
    • You’re not too old. People as old as 90 and as young as 7 have skydived (if you’re under 18 years of age you will need a parent or guardian to sign a consent on your behalf).
    • You can wear contact lenses and glasses when you jump – goggles will be provided, and the views are spectacular.
    • Yes, you can breathe up there, there is plenty of oxygen – even in free fall.
    • You are encouraged to bring along your supporters, friends and family to watch your jump on the day.
    • There is ample free-parking and a large viewing deck too.

Bonus: The person who raises the most money will receive a free photo and video package of their free-fall experience valued at $189.00. This will be decided by the fundraising amounts raised by each jumper at 4.00 pm on Thursday 11 April 2019.

When: 9.00 am, Saturday 13 April 2019.  Parakai Aerodrome, 76 Green Road, Parakai

Free Pickup: If you need transport, we can arrange a free pick up from Auckland City to drive you to Parakai Aerodrome (and return).

Please note the minimum amount to be raised is $995.

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