There are so many things that can happen in life that are simply out of our control. A bad experience or sudden change could completely shift our direction and limit our opportunities. There are really nice people out there who, through no fault of their own, are going through hard situations and can’t find a way to escape. Being fortunate enough to make it through all that, and do well in life, means we really ought to care about people who maybe haven’t been so lucky.
We choose to support The Mission because it’s local, and Wellington has been good to us over the years. We also like how they cover so many bases. When we visited the Community Lounge there was no hint of an ‘us and them’ – it very much had a friendly and welcoming feeling. We’re also excited to see the new building, Whakamaru. We think the concept is so farsighted for our region.