We are very excited to announce that Ryman Healthcare has chosen The Fred Hollows Foundation in New Zealand and Australia as their new charity partner for the coming year. This means that all fundraising efforts by Ryman Healthcare residents and team members for the next 12 months will go towards our sight-restoring work. Ryman Healthcare will also match all funds raised dollar-for-dollar.
As charity partners, we join a long line of good causes that have benefited from Ryman's fundraising efforts, including Prostate Cancer Foundation, Melanoma New Zealand, Alzheimers NZ and the Breast Cancer Foundation.
“By choosing one charity to support for the year we’re able to focus our efforts and, of course, the more the team raises, the more we pay", says Ryman CEO NZ Cheyne Chalmers.
“It’s a unique approach that means we can spread our support around the charity sector, and everyone gets input into who is chosen. Since 1999 we’ve donated more than $5.1 million to leading charities. We’re looking forward to supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation in the same way in the coming year.’’
Craig Fisher, Board Chair of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, said: “We are extremely grateful to be chosen as Ryman’s new charity partner.
“The fundraising efforts of Ryman’s residents, as well as the dollar-for-dollar matching by Ryman Healthcare, will make a huge difference to the lives of people in the Pacific where 9 out of 10 people who are blind, don’t need to be as their condition is preventable or treatable. We want to sincerely thank Ryman’s for helping us in our work to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific.”
In 2022 Ryman raised $455,000 for prostate cancer charities in New Zealand and Australia.
Pictured above is Stephne Vaughan and Craig Fisher from The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, Peter Dickens and John McFedries from the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ and David King From Ryman at the announcement event held last Thursday at the Diana Isaac Retirement Village.