<strong>Grocery Charity Ball team appoints new trustees</strong>

Grocery Charity Ball team appoints new trustees

The Grocery Charity Ball is nearly 20 years old and in that time the organisers have raised over $4.5 million for needy NZ Charities.

Last year was a special charity, Catwalk and the Grocery Charity Ball raised $306,000 for them to be used in world class spinal cord injury research.

Paul Kenny, Jamie Peters, Brett Hayde, Chris Wong, Don Graham and others, celebrate a successful night at the Ball in 2022.

“To keep the Grocery Charity Ball trust going for another 20 years, the older trustees have appointed two new ‘younger’ trustees,” says Don Graham, Chair of the Grocery Charity Ball Trust. “They are William Papesch who is Head of Marketing at Cadburys (Mondelez) and Nicole Campbell who is Head of Sales & Marketing at Dilmah NZ. Both are very enthusiastic about the Grocery Charity Ball and both have big plans to take it to a higher level in future years.”

Ross MacKenzie, Don Graham, and Scott McKay (The Grocery Charity Ball founders) will stay on for a few more years, then with their succession plan and mentoring, the younger guns will take over.

The new Charity chosen for the 2023 Grocery Charity Ball is Kiwi Can, who run school programmes in primary schools throughout NZ. They engage students in the 5–12-year-old group, building confidence and teaching respect, resilience that in turn builds positive relationships. The school programmes are run weekly.

The date of this year’s Ball is yet to be finalised, but is likely to be sometime in November this year.

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