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Scope 41 - Whats been happening...

16 April 2010

Closed for a Good Cause

On the 4 November 2009, the BNZ closed all of its branches so that its staff could help volunteer in the community. The Malaghan Institute was selected as one of the lucky organisations to receive support. Nine BNZ staff spent the day delivering Scope newsletters to residents in various Wellington suburbs, to help raise awareness of the Institute and to educate the community about the important research being carried out right here in Wellington. We would like to say a special thank you to all the BNZ staff that helped ‘beat the streets’ for medical research; your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Jumbo Tennis Tournament

The Rotary Club of Wellington’s annual Jumbo Tennis Tournament, sponsored by The Interface Financial Group, was held on Friday 5th March at the Renouf Tennis Centre. With giant racquets, BNZ staff volunteering at the Malaghan Institute. around 100 players (including our own Dr Mike Berridge) ‘battled’ on court, against each other and gravity to raise funds for the Malaghan Institute. Thank you to all those involved.

Fashion for Research

Hosted by the Australian High Commission, the Wellington Friends of the Malaghan Institute held a charity cocktail event, Fashion for Research, on the evening of March 25th to raise funds for the Malaghan Institute.

A great night was had by all and a special thanks goes out to the Friends Committee, to principal supporter AMI Insurance, Spy Valley Wine, Blue Cactus, Cerise Clothing, Mi Piaci, The Designer Clothing Gallery, The Mews and Vance Vivian.

2009 Golf Tournaments

The end of 2009 saw three successful annual golf tournaments organised by Wellington, Auckland and Hawkes Bay Friends of the Malaghan Institute Committees. Barring a slight hail storm in Wellington, all three tournaments ran extremely well and collectively raised over $120,000 for the Malaghan Institute. Thank you to everyone who participated, the many generous supporters and to the main sponsors, ING (for the Wellington tournament) and AMI Insurance (for the Auckland tournament).

The Institute was also the lucky recipient of over $3,000 raised through the Khandallah Monteith’s Brewery Bar charity golf tournament held in November.