Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

Waikato Sunrise Rotary

Waikato Sunrise Rotary are our Charity of Choice for Balloons over Waikato 2017


Our nominated charity for 2017 is the fantastic Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club.  Waikato Sunrise Rotary is one of six Rotary clubs in Hamilton, all committed to supporting the communities we live in. Rotarians are business, professional and community leaders applying their time and talents to addressing some of the toughest challenges in our communities. The 50 members of Waikato Sunrise volunteer in hands on roles and also work hard to raise funds to support local community organisations doing good - here in our own neighbourhood and also in neighbourhoods around the world.  As Rotarians we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we focus our service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.

Waikato Sunrise is excited about the opportunity of working with Balloons Over Waikato to raise money for this year's nominated cause Hospice Waikato. Hospice Waikato provides a variety of specialised care services for people who are dying - supporting them, their families and carers through illness, death and bereavement. Hospice provides its service's free and only about two thirds of its running costs are funded by the Waikato DHB.  The balance - some $2 million annually, comes largely from the generosity of individuals, community groups, businesses, trusts and foundations and the wider community.


We are delighted to be partnering with Waikato Sunrise Rotary who will provide in excess of 150 volunteers for the event. They will be fundraising in a variety of ways with all funds raised going towards the Hospice Waikato.