Red Shoe Ball Success

The team at Coca-Cola New Zealand recently got in behind fundraising efforts for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Several of the team attended the annual Red Shoe Ball, an evening held at Ellerslie Events centre in Auckland, to raise funds and awareness for New Zealand’s families at the Ronald McDonalds House charity.

The team at Coca-Cola New Zealand recently got in behind fundraising efforts for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Several of the team attended the annual Red Shoe Ball, an evening held at Ellerslie Events centre in Auckland, to raise funds and awareness for New Zealand’s families at the Ronald McDonalds House charity.

RMHC is the country’s leading family charity and they work tirelessly to take care of kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journey.

Across the evening the team heard a moving personal account from Erica Tebbutt a women whose son, Joseph Tebbutt (7 years old) underwent substantial orthopaedic surgery at Starship Children's Hospital and how the charities support helped her family through many challenging years.
A silent auction ran throughout the evening with a live auction for the big ticket items.

The Coca-Cola & RMHC partnership is a very special one, with support extending across the three major houses supporting families to be close by their sick children while receiving treatments.

“A very special night that warms your heart, this event makes a huge difference to the annual fundraising for RMHC. It’s a great opportunity to support a partner charity, said Coca-Cola New Zealand manager Catherine Brown said.

This year’s event raised $190,000 for the national charity Coca-Cola NZ was a Crystal sponsor of the event and provided auction items:

  • Australian Open Tennis Finals Package raising
  • Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park VIP experience
  • Coca-Cola collectables including exclusive McDonald’s collector glass sets and Coca-Cola Retro Chilli

As a result of these auction items together with the support the community has provided RMHC this year it is expected they will help more than two-thousand families and more than 35,000 visits in 2015

For more information about RMHC and how you can help check out their website here