Each year, Rhythm and Vines provides tickets to a select number of charities, including LIFELINE (our official charity partner), Sustainable Coastlines and most recently Pillars.
Read the below message we received from those behind the local charity. It warms our heart to know our tickets are being put to greater use. Thank you Pillars for all of your hard work and to everyone who donated. And see you in Gisborne Sarah!
EMAIL TO R&V FROM PILLARS
Each year a group of volunteers get together and organise an amazing charity auction for Pillars, the organisation that supports the most vulnerable children in this country today. These children have a Mum or Dad in prison. The funds the charity raises goes to support these children to given them hope and a better life. This year's auction raised $45,000.
One of the prizes donated this year was a Vintage Club package to Rhythm and Vines valued at $1,000 (2 x 3 Day Vintage Club Festival Passes). When the Auctioneer (Robert Tulp) discovered that that hard-working Pillars staff member Sarah Ward (Mentor Co-Ordinator) wanted to attend, he asked the audience to raise hands to purchase the R&V VIP package for Sarah. The audience were so moved, the VIP package raised $5,000!
Sarah is over the moon as she has never attended the festival and has always wanted to go. Sarah cannot believe this amazing gesture. Thank you Rhythm and Vines x