The Plunket Foundation Sporting Celebrity Gala Lunch

The Plunket Foundation Sporting Celebrity Gala Lunch

The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society and the Plunket Foundation are hosting a fundraising gala to support newborn children across New Zealand, on 25 November, 2016. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and valuable funds to support Plunket’s work with those children and families most in need.  

It’s estimated that 230,000 New Zealand children are classified as vulnerable, meaning one in five children are experiencing significant hardships as they grow up.  The life chances of these children are severely constrained because of factors such as living in poverty, family dysfunction, family violence, limited social networks and low educational achievement.

This New Zealand experience is disturbing and totally unacceptable, however Plunket is in a great position to make a huge difference to how children’s lives turn out - but significant funds are needed to ensure vital community services can continue and can be accessed by all.  These services cost $6 million dollars each and every year and are funded through philanthropic giving by the generous support of the public, our partners and through fundraising.  We need help.

The Plunket Foundation supports Plunket and focuses strongly on those most in need.  This gala event, hosted by the Plunket Foundation, is a great opportunity to raise awareness and much needed funds to make the difference of a lifetime to these New Zealand’s children.

The Plunket Foundation

The Plunket Foundation is an independent, philanthropic trust which supports the work of Plunket.  The Trustees are all prominent New Zealanders who are passionate about making the difference in the lives of those children who are most in need.  Our Trustees are:

Prof Richie Poulton (Co-Chair), Jillian Friedlander (Co-Chair), Sir Graham Henry, Raphael Yan, Henri Elliot, Carol Becker, Sam Johnson.

Gala lunch

The Plunket Foundation Trustees have arranged a premium sporting celebrity line up to attend the event.  Attendees are Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn, Brendan and Ellissa McCullum, Lisa Carrington and Michael Buck.  Emcee is Toni Street.

The event is being held at Sky City Convention Centre, with the menu planned by a celebrity chef and matching fine wines.

Date: 25 November

Time: 12.00pm

Tables: $5,000 each table of 10

Please contact Carolyn Mettrick at 0276875631 to secure your table.

Attend Contact

Time & Date

Friday, 25 November 2016, 12:00 PM - Friday, 25 November 2016, 02:30 PM


Sky City Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland, 1010

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$5,000 each table of 10