Fundraisers like FRAMED for Suzi would not be possible without the generous support of businesses and individuals and we would like to say a huge thank you to the following businesses and individuals who have made FRAMED for Suzi possible.
Tremains is thrilled to support this wonderful initiative to help Suzi in her journey to recovery. It is important to us to give back to the community in which we work and live and to support local people and their families when they are going through tough times. FRAMED for Suzi shows that community spirit is very much alive and well in our little corner of the world and we are proud to be part of it.
They say it takes a village and how lucky are we to be part of this fantastic community that rallies around to help one another. Pure Catering are so pleased to be able to support the Framed for Suzi Event.
The key driver for me to leap into this is that I am a firm believer that fundamentally people like to help each other. If you are in a strange place and stop someone to ask for directions their instinctive reaction is to help you out. Similarly, if someone stops you and asks for directions in your home town you’ll point them in the right direction and probably feel good for having done so. With Suzi’s situation, people want to help. Some who know the family well are able to give of their time, food or personal assistance. For the rest of us this event and the supporting raffles, online auctions etc provides a tangible way that we can help.
This was a no brainer for us, we love this community, this region and when we heard about the life changing event that happened to Suzi, we had to be involved. That is the strength of such a community, when someone falls down, we all rally around to lift them up. It’s as simple as putting yourself in their shoes, this was a devastating event that came right out of the blue for Suzi that has cost her so much and she had no control over it. This is someone who we all work alongside and with day-to-day, part of the integral fabric that makes this such an important community. I feel so lucky to be part of such a community and would do anything to support it.
Edges are right next door to Advintage in Donnelly street and Suzi has always been the perfect neighbour. When we heard about the accident we were keen to do what we could to help. Suzi’s always been such a bright, positive person but she’s become our role model on how to handle adversity. It’s nice to be able to do a little bit to help her get back to full speed.
With a head office in Havelock North and a regular at Edges, being involved in the FRAMED for Suzi fundraiser was a no-brainer for Connect Plus. Suzi is such a wonderful person, sometimes I'm sure I found something to frame just to call in and soak up her positivity. Although we are a small team we try and assist the community where we can and are proud to work with the other Gang of Four members to help raise funds for Suzi in the much-altered path her life has taken. It's what you do, help where you can to make a difference to someone's life who has given so much.
VICKY ROEBUCK - THE KICK ASS MEDIA CHICK
When Mac and Aimee offered me the chance to pitch in with “Framed for Suzi”, I jumped at it because Suzi is hands down one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Edges has always been one of by favourite places to drop into within the Village, largely because of Suzi and her family. They’ve always been so genuinely kind and helpful ( not to mention patient!) and when good people need help, we all have to do what we can.
Having been President of the Havelock North Business Association for three years, you get to know each and every member very well and I formed great relationships over that time. Coming from a creative background in the international advertising arena, I used Edges often for my personal work and together with my HNBA work, I formed a strong relationship with Suzi and her team – they’re a very creative and highly skilled bunch of people. When I heard of her tragic accident I wanted to be involved. Small communities gather around those in need and Havelock North is no exception. This event is a very appropriate way to help Suzi and assist getting her back on the road to recovery.
Simon Cartwright Photography took no convincing to play a part in this fundraiser and be the FRAMED for Suzi event photographers. Being part of the wider Havelock North community, it’s great to be able to support and assist with local initiatives and help good people out along the way. Suzi’s accident has struck a chord with many people and it certainly makes you think about the ‘what ifs’ in life. What if it was me; what if it was a close family member; what if it was you?
New Edges Framing Owner - Chris Helliwell
As the new owner of Edges and coming from Wellington, I have not known Suzi for long. In this short time, I have been touched by her positivity and kindness. So when I received the call from Suzi advising me of the event it was without hesitation that I agreed to provide the framing for the auction items. Having spent less than a month in Havelock North I have been amazed at how everyone has come together to support Suzi. I look forward to moving my family here, getting to know everyone, continuing to work with the local artists and becoming part of this community.
Sam alerted me to the seriousness of Suzi horrible accident. We have worked with Edges in the past printing out their canvas prints for them ... so we were more than happy to help out with printing for the event.