Each year, A Taste of Matarangi Festival strives to give back towards a charitable cause that benefits the community.
For the 2017 event the organisers will once again be supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service, alongside a second charity - Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR).
KSAR are the people who go out into the bush and remote areas all hours of the day and night looking for lost persons; they work alongside the Westpac Rescue helicopter service. The group runs on a professional basis and members are highly trained.
The organisers are pleased to have both charities on board, as they work together to help save lives on the Coromandel Peninsula.
There will be opportunities to make donations to support both charities at the 2017 event.
Each year A Taste of Matarangi Festival strives to give back towards a charitable cause that benefits the community. Since its inception, the festival has raised $40,000.00 for its benefactors through fundraising initiatives & donations.
We welcome back for the Fifth year, Coromandel Peninsula ambassadors for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter - Rebecca and Alison Harris. Rebecca’s personal goal each year is to raise funds for the rescue helicopter and we are pleased to receive her support again for the 2017 event. (See Rebecca's story on Westpac Rescue's page).
They will be bringing to the 2017 event: live auction packages, helicopter simulator, merchandise tent and donation buckets that will be placed around the festival for people to donate freely.
A Taste of Matarangi organisers will have raffles to raise funds for both charities at the festival. These will be placed next to the merchandise tent and will be drawn on festival day.