Turning pink to celebrate turning five!

Published on 14 Aug 2023

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate our fifth birthday on Sunday 23 July! The Barbie movie screening at Event Cinemas Chartwell proved to be a hit with more than 80 attendees, many dressed in pink. 


Women’s empowerment was centre stage, providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate five years of the Waikato Women’s Fund (WWF). 

Chantal Baxter, Chairperson, explained: “We wanted to host a fun, female-focused fundraising event for our fifth anniversary and the Barbie movie was a great success. We had some incredible partners, with the pink cake donated by Tracey Oliver being a particular highlight. 


“Thanks to sponsorship from Tompkins Wake, the entire ticket price went towards fundraising, which totalled $3,761. All funds raised from the event will go into our Future Fund, which exists to benefit women and girls, with income generated from the investment funds granted back into the region. We are grateful to our sponsors that continue to support the work we do.” 


The purpose of the WWF is to create an endowment or Future Fund, held in perpetuity, providing for sustainable giving into the future. Read more about how the fund works and donating to the Fund here


As a giving circle of generous women based in the Waikato, we support projects that help and empower women and girls to reach their full potential and achieve the best outcomes. 


Chantal adds: “Through our most recent grant we supported the Spirit of Coromandel Trust and their ‘Waahine on Wheels’ programme, a wonderful programme that creates pathways for girls and women within the region to develop, gain confidence and skills via bike riding.  


“We look forward to continuing to grow the fund and providing more grants, with fundraising events like the Barbie movie screening being integral to this.” 

For more information about the Spirit of Coromandel Trust and grant, click here