The annual Greek Extravaganza fundraiser for Hibiscus Hospice, organised by Theo Simeonidis on behalf of the Rotary Club of Orewa-Millwater on 29 October 2022, was another huge success, raising $28,858 for our local Hospice (Hibiscus Coast). Since the inaugural event in September 2017, this popular annual showcase of Greek cuisine, wines, beers, live musical and dancing entertainment has now cumulatively raised $110,700.
The model we have adopted, to maximise the funds raised for Hospice, is to ensure that the evening’s operating costs are fully covered by cash sponsorship. This ensures that every dollar raised from ticket and beverage sales, auctions, raffles and associated donations goes directly to Hospice. All our sponsors have been motivated by the wish to give back to our local community; their support is highly valued and truly appreciated.
Businesses that support local charities are a blessing for these wonderful community organisations. But this blessing is a two-way thing: quoting from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice:
“… it blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”
People recognise that Hibiscus Coast business people who support their community are therefore worthy of support in turn.
Despite the escalating costs we faced in organising this year’s Greek Extravaganza, our generous sponsors fully covered all our costs. We wish to name, thank and celebrate them for their kindness. We encourage you, in turn, to support these community-spirited Auckland, Whangaparaoa, Millwater and Hibiscus Coast business owners and managers.
- JP & Associates, Chartered Accounts
- New World Whangaparaoa
- Niko’s Pizza (Orewa)
- Arizto Real Estate
- Heathcote Legal
- St Pierres Sushi
- Simply Finance
- Sharon Maxwell Real Estate
- UProtectNZ Insurance Services
- US Tax Pros
- Angel Property Managers
- Auckland Garden Services
- Gladwin Homes
- Mexico (Silverdale)
- Mike Pero Real Estate (Millwater)
- Sunrise Electrical
- Teamwork Scaffolding
- Whangaparoa Dental Centre
My heartfelt appreciation to all the above sponsors and also the donors of the many excellent auction and raffle prizes. You are all our heroes and we thank you for your support. I trust and hope that next year we can again count on your support, along with new sponsors who wish to join the “Greek Extravaganza family.”
We at UProtectNZ Insurance Services are proud to be a driving force behind the Greek Extravaganza and to have been a sponsor of this annual event right from the outset in 2017.
It’s what we do!
Rotary Club of Orewa-Millwater
Convenor, Greek Extravaganza
Fundraiser for Harbour Hospice (Hibiscus)