Good things take time

Ladies Charity Lunch 2016.

As the adage goes: ‘Good things take time'. That's why two Tauranga women are teaming up now to begin organising this year's The Ladies Charity Luncheon.

Drawing on their combined event management experience, Wendy Robertson and Leona Smith have put together what they believe will be a not-to-be-missed event.

This year's The Ladies Charity Luncheon will raise funds for two Tauranga youth charities – Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust and Tauranga Riding for Disabled.

Through ocean sailing experiences and Polynesian voyaging waka, Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust aims to increase understanding and appreciation for Maori Culture, traditions, knowledge and world view for youths.

While Tauranga Riding for the Disabled provides therapeutic horse-related activities for children and adults with physical, mental, cognitive, social or behavioural needs.

This includes horse riding, horsemanship and vocational skills.

Having previously organised DARE to Fight for Youth Corporate boxing events and The Ladies Long Lunch, Wendy is very excited to be organising the 2017 event with Leona to bring Bay of Plenty women a “ladies' event like no other”.

Leona's event management experience includes being one of the former organiser's of the Tauranga Police CIB Luncheon.

The Ladies Charity Luncheon will be held at ASB Arena, Baypark, on Friday, June 9, from 12pm-5pm.

The event will include a charity auction, a fashion parade, two inspirational female speakers, fine dining, entertainment and “of course amazing company”.

For more information, to donate to this event or for tickets, email: or or visit The Ladies Charity Luncheon Facebook page at:


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