Norwood and Miraka raise $64,000 for Farmstrong

The 2021 Norwood and Miraka Annual Charity Golf Tournament, hosted at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary in Taupo on Wednesday 30th September, has raised an incredible $64,000 for Farmstrong.

96 players took on the challenging but supremely scenic Wairakei course in sunny conditions, followed by an evening function and charity auction at the clubhouse.

Norwood CEO, Tim Myers, expressed his gratitude to the businesses who got behind the event.

“2020 has been a tough year and lockdown restrictions have meant that a lot of charities have missed out on fundraising opportunities. We’re hugely grateful to all of the Norwood and Miraka business partners who supported the event and whose generosity helped us to raise this money for Farmstrong

Mental health and wellbeing is an important area of focus for the rural sector and it was a drive to be a part of the efforts around lifting wellbeing standards in rural communities that lead to the creation of the annual charity golf tournament, according to Miraka CEO, Richard Wyeth.

“Farmstrong do such impressive work supporting farmers and growers, giving them tools to help cope with the demanding and unpredictable nature of this industry. If our ambition is to demonstrate leadership within the agriculture sector, it is important to both Miraka and Norwood that we do our bit to support rural communities, and Farmstrong is a great channel to do that through.”

Gerard Vaughan, Farmstrong project lead, played alongside Myers and Wyeth in the tournament and acknowledged the difference that the funds raised will make.

“The money raised will mean that Farmstrong’s resources will be able to reach even deeper into rural communities, giving more farmers and growers access to tools to strengthen and maintain their physical and mental wellbeing” said Gerard.

Tim Myers (Norwood CEO) met with Chris Black (FMG CEO) and Pete Frizzell (FMG General Manager People and Culture and Communication) at the new Norwood Manawatu dealership to hand over the fundraising cheque.

The event was supported by nib, NZME, Willis Towers Watson, UDC, Oceanbridge Shipping, Base2, Mainland Capital, BNZ, Craigs Investment Partnership, Humphries Construction, HSBC, PTS Logistics, Global Dairy Network, Eagle Technologies, CTL Transport, Property Brokers, KS Freighters, FMG, Pak n Save, Leefield Station Vineyards, Kubota NZ, GVI Logistics, Tetra Pak, Rabobank, Central Motor Group, Husqvarna, NDA Engineering, Promote It, Office Products Depot, Barkers, AngusPure, Replas and Ecolab.

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