Featherston White Ribbon Event

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the Featherston White Ribbon event on 25 Nov happen! It was amazing to see the support in the community, and so many people enjoying themselves at Clifford Square, that afternoon, bringing blankets, taking part in hoola hooping and Ki O Rahi, eating many a sausage or other yummy foods, and listening to the great performances. We recorded MANY (number tbc) signatures taking the pledge to condemn violence towards women.

(All photos by Siv B. Fjaerestad)

Thank you to:

Sponsors/donations/equipment/assistance: Beehive, Breadcraft,  City Care, Colin Olds (generator), Connecting Communities Wairarapa, Family Works, Featherston Community Centre, Featherston Lions Club, Featherston Menz Shed, Featherston’s Own Charitable Trust, Featherston Youth Programme, Hi-Tech, Katie Beattie & Emily Greenberg (rope & sacks), Ron Hughes and Featherston Athletics/Rugby/Schools, RD1,Trust House, Gerry Brooking and Violence Free Wairarapa, White Ribbon NZ

Key Organisers: Brenden Saayman, Reanne Tawharu and the Featherston Youth Programme, Naomi Oliver and Family Works, Robyn Ramsden and Connecting Communities Wairarapa, Siv B. Fjaerestad and Featherston Community Centre

Programme contributors (art, music, spoken word, Ki O Rahi, hooping): DJ AaronC, Featherston Youth Programme, Jeremy Logan (White Ribbon Ambassador), Lucy Cooper and Coops Hoops, Mike Ledingham, Saali Marks, Simon Fleck, Siv B. Fjaerestad

Technical support:  Aaron Cross, John Henderson

Poster design: Chris Miller

Painting and installation: Siv B. Fjaerestad, Hal Jones (volunteer), Brenden Saayman (volunteer)

Volunteers (flyers and on site volunteers): Cindy Gillies-Adams, Dan Wilmott, Debbie Malneek, Jocelyn Konig, Martin Turner (FW), Michael Dew (FW), Nici Nixon (FW), Tara Johnson, the youth from FYP and beyond.

Posted by Paul Mason