Welcome to the 2017 edition of our Fine Homes Tour of Devonport. Everyone is looking forward to 27 October 2017 when once again 10 fine homes in Devonport will open their doors to a select list of participants. This year we are adding a bonus treat: also visit a fine garden!
Tickets will go on sale on 1 September and will be available on:
Click on the links below to find out more about Beneficiaries, sponsors, cafes and media information:
Find the latest Media Release Aug 2017 (1)
Our four beneficiaries are:
The Rotary Club of Devonport Charitable Trust was registered on 30 June 2008. The Trust is closely aligned with the Rotary Club of Devonport, and supports the charitable activities of the Club. The objectives of the Trust are to support any charitable purpose, whether it relates to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, or any other matter beneficial to the community. A major source of funds for the Trust is Donations from Rotary Club of Devonport from its fundraising activities, such as the Fine Homes Tour.
The Charitable Trust makes grants to organisations, including other charities, and supports charitable activities in the local community and wider area. Activities supported include education, youth initiatives, health, emergency/disaster relief, arts/culture, sport/recreation, and Rotary Foundation projects. Particular examples include Devonport Heritage Walks brochures, Takapuna Grammar School Scholarships for tertiary education, local students to attend Rotary Summer Science School, Devonport Rotary Club’s annual Seniors’ Christmas Dinner, Devonport Depot Art Space recent Rembrandt Exhibition, Trees for Survival projects in local schools, and a Rotary Solar Ice project in Vanuatu (funded via Rotary NZ World Community Service).
Dementia Auckland is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing dementia support services and to inspiring those living with dementia to make the most of life.
As a key player in the dementia journey, Dementia Auckland supports people with dementia and their family/whanau through a range of services across the greater Auckland region. We believe that with the most up to date support programmes, improved environments, and connections to community, people affected by dementia can continue to live an enriching and enjoyable life.
Dementia Auckland and the Fine Homes Tour of Devonport
Having been one of the lucky recipients of funds raised by the Devonport Rotary Fine Homes Tour in previous years, Dementia Auckland is once again thrilled to be supported by such a fantastic event in 2017.
The money raised from this event will help us fund our hugely successful socialisation services, run across Auckland for free. With the aim of providing stimulating, meaningful and culturally appropriate activities for people with dementia, and respite for their carers, Dementia Auckland’s socialisation services are a growing number of community-based groups, with many happening on the North Shore.
There are many more activities planned for the coming year including; golf, cooking, art engagement, music and choir, men’s groups and walking groups on the North Shore. There is also a weekly exercise group – in conjunction with Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation – to help participants maintain mobility, decrease the risk of falls, improve vitality and retain functional independence.
None of these groups could exist (or will exist) without the support of organisations such as Devonport Rotary and the attendees of the Fine Homes Tour. We are so grateful for your support.
Cure Kids is New Zealand’s leading child health research charity. Our vision is a healthy childhood for everyone. Cure Kids have invested close to $40 million of research, which has enabled vast improvements in the health of children – extending, improving and saving the lives of kids both here and around the world. Cure Kids have funded, or are currently funding, research investigating better treatments and cures for inherited heart conditions, cystic fibrosis, childhood cancers, sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), stillbirth, burns and child and adolescent mental health, among many others. Cure Kids supports research across all areas of child health and relies on donations from the public.
Cure Kids and the Fine Homes Tour of Devonport
Cure Kids is pleased to partner with the Rotary Club of Devonport for the second time through the Fine Homes Tour of Devonport. Cure Kids and Rotary NZ have a rich history, with Rotary NZ providing the initial funding to establish Cure Kids, formerly known as The Child Health Research Foundation, in 1971 to address the high rates of infant mortality and illness in children in New Zealand.
The proposed $10,000 donation will be used to continue this life-saving child health research.
Currently, we are funding research into diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorder, engineering full thickness skin to treat burn injury, using robots to increase the mobility of children with cerebral palsy, the discovery of new antibiotics to fight superbugs, treating childhood cancer more gently, among many other research projects.
Each year, Cure Kids funds research projects through our annual granting round. The Cure Kids Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC), consisting of many of the country’s leading child health professors, independently lead the process of making recommendations for funding.
The generous funding from the Rotary Club of Devonport’s Fine Homes Tour will ensure that more research can be funded, that will help improve, extend and save the lives of children, ultimately striving towards our vision ‘a healthy childhood for everyone’.
The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society is a national, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing a caring professional well child and family service for 110 years. Plunket is the largest provider of free support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five in New Zealand, offering parenting information and support as well as developmental assessments at varying stages between birth and five years. Plunket is committed to providing universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity, location or ability to pay.
Plunket and the Fine Homes Tour of Devonport
Plunket is honoured to be a nominated charity for the 2017 Fine Homes Tour of Devonport event. Our Devonport Plunket clinic has been a hub for local families for many years providing child development assessments, information sessions, coffee groups and a place to relax and meet other families. Plunket strongly believes the support of new parents is critical in helping every child have the best start in life. We work together with families and communities to achieve this. In addition to the child development assessments provided by our Plunket Nurses, we offer a wide range of free or low-cost community groups and services aimed at supporting parents and connecting our communities. On the North Shore these include parenting education classes to give parents tips for each stage of their child’s development, coffee groups including community-specific groups such as Chinese, Korean, South East Asian and Young Mums, a toy library, a family centre, a home visiting programme providing practical support to families who are struggling, a weekly walking group, preparing your baby’s first foods cooking lessons, and four weekly playgroup sessions. Unlike the well-child visits, our community services are not government funded and we rely on fundraising, donations and grants to provide these to families. Money raised through this fantastic event will help us to continue to provide these and new services to all families on the North Shore.
Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Ltd
Peter Wolfkamp Resident Builder
Places and Graces
Coast and Country
Cosi Fan Tutte
Ivy and Birch
Lynda Betts of Devonport Bayleys
Thomson Property Services
Questions about the event? Send us an email and we’ll get back to you just as soon as we can. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Fine Homes Tour in your subject line. Thanks!