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Learn more about the community groups we support

Here is a little more about these amazing groups:

The Jolly Good Chaps Committee had the pleasure to transfer a whopping $75,000 over to I Am Hope, through its trust, ‘Key to Life’ Charitable Trust. Mike King thanked all the riders involved in this year’s Napier to Wellington Scooter Challenge where the funds were raised and personally guaranteed the money would be spent in Hawke’s Bay supporting locals through these challenging cyclone flood times.

Awhi Charitable Trust offers support to vulnerable rangatahi/youth who often fall through the gaps of other services due to not reaching other alternate education criteria. Awhi Trust aim to support their students on their own self directed pathway. This maybe enrolling in Te Kura or Open Polytech and working with our support to complete these programmes. It could be finding a work experience opportunity or providing a connection to a course or training programme.

Plunket Hawke’s Bay were called to action during the cyclone relief effort, supporting families and communities in need. They emptied the cupboards and need to restock for business as usual. The Jolly Good Chaps Committee decided to help out and supported the purchase of items like cot mattresses and bedding, car seats, safety gates, winter coats, boots, socks and pajamas.

The Hawke’s Bay Mountain Bike Club took a massive hit from the effects of Cyclone Gabrielle and is currently trying to rebuild the trail network to get thousands of riders back out into the forest again. The Jolly Good Chaps Committee donated money from the Napier to Wellington Scooter Challenge to assist with contract work to rebuild the tracks.

Hawke’s Bay Canoe Club recently built a a great course up a stream in Esk Valley. Yes, you guessed it, now gone after the recent flooding and its time to rebuild. The Jolly Good Chaps donation will help rebuild the Slalom Course.

Hawkes Bay Land Search & Rescue answered the call to assist during the floods with most members using their own equipment. In order to prepare for the future, Jolly Good Chaps Trust have provided some funds to support equipment and further training within Hawke’s Bay.

Bayview Community Charitable Trust was formed to support locals. During the recent floods, they have become a critical go to for community members to access support. The Jolly Good Chaps Committee contributed funds to support locals that needed money right there and now to get things happing, and assist with the journey to recovery for the area.

Here is a group that normally support school activities. However, after the recent flooding, the Puketapu School Parent League Association kicked into action. The Association represented some of the worst hit areas of Rissington, Swamp Road, Dartmoor and much more. Funds raised by the Napier to Wellington Scooter Challenge will directly go to local affected families to help remove silt and debris, rebuild homes, and support trying to survive during the recovery.

Taradale Pottery Club basically lost their site at Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, with a torrent of water racing through leaving silt and badly damaged equipment behind. The club wants to open back up and running in July and the donation received by Jolly Good Chaps Charitable Trust will assist with the clean up and rebuild.

Waikare & District Sports Club Incorporated were are critical site for HB Cyclone recovery, helping shelter the community, distribute aid and house the Civil Defence hub for the area. They are looking to the future and upgrading the building to be able to connect a generator for community power supply.

The Hawkes Bay & East Coast Areo Club became a coordination point the emergency response efforts. This took it toll on the facilities, which were left to be repaired and be ready to support the community again in the future.

A group formed on facebook, and a bunch of super amazing people that started helping the community clean up. The Evergreen Foundation joined forces and provided a backbone governance to ensure these guys could do what they do best – help clean up the community after the affects of the Cyclone. The Jolly Good Chaps Trust pitched in and will help with equipment and costs associated with contractors removing silt and debris. AMAZING group of people, all from the community, there for each other.

Long time supporters of the Napier to Wellington Scooter Challenge, Chris Barber, Zeelandt Brewery, lost almost EVERYTHING. Stories surfaced of their survival, including being trapped in the ceiling of their family home. The Jolly Good Chaps Trust donated to the family as they start their long journey to what will become the new normal.

Yarny Army were formed to help the growing number of newborns leaving hospital without warm clothes in the Hawke’s Bay Region. With the recent floods, they have stepped up even more, knitting like mad to keep flood struck families warm. They even construct toys which they donate to charity toy drives. These lovely people need more wool to keep their needles rocking, so the Jolly Good Chaps donated a good load to keep them busy.