A true community organisation
10 November 2009
True Colours Charitable Trust was set up in 2004 to meet the needs of seriously ill children, young people and their families. The vision was that this would be a community organisation and that the community would benefit from having specialist nursing and psychological support to meet the needs of this population group.
After being operational for five years True Colours has supported 577 families, supporting between 120 – 130 sick children/young people and their families at any one time.
True Colours continues to be able to do this work because of the generosity of the people within the community. Currently True Colours receives no direct government funding and therefore funding from donations, sponsorship, funding grants, and fund raising have fortified the service to continue to provide the care required.
Over the last two months funds that have been donated are the:
* Waikato Arts Auction at the Home Show – $3,400
* Workingmen’s Club – $20,500
* True Colours Long Lunch – $30,000
This is a fantastic effort! The Trust and team appreciate this financial support as it helps to sustain the essential service to continue for sick children and their families.
It is a true community organisation. The heart of the work is about people caring for people.