Rānui House Celebrates Successful Partnership with AgFest 2024

Rānui House, a pillar of strength and support for families facing their medical journeys is delighted to announce the successful culmination of its partnership with AgFest 2024, held in Greymouth on April 12 and 13.

As the charity partner for this year’s event, the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust who own and manage Rānui House was deeply moved by the overwhelming support and generosity of the community, suppliers, and attendees. The partnership with AgFest 2024 provided an invaluable platform to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Rānui House’s mission of providing accommodation and support to patients and their families travelling to Christchurch for vital medical treatment.

One of the highlights of this collaboration was the inaugural tug of war competition hosted by the Rānui House team at AgFest, which saw enthusiastic participation from six teams. Congratulations to Team Fulton Hogan for emerging victorious in a hard-fought final, and our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the teams who participated with such vigour and sportsmanship.

Mandy Kennedy, CEO of the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust, expressed profound gratitude to the organizers of AgFest, the West Coast community, suppliers, and volunteers who contributed to the event’s resounding success. “AgFest holds a special place in the hearts of the community, celebrating the agricultural sector’s vital role on the West Coast. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this event and for the warm welcome extended to the Rānui House team,” said Kennedy.

The collective efforts of everyone involved in AgFest 2024 resulted in raising over $11,000 for Rānui House. These funds will significantly bolster our ability to provide accommodation and support to families during their time of need, ensuring they can focus on what matters most – their loved one’s health.

Kennedy concluded, “Together, we can make a difference. The success of this partnership underscores the power of community and collective action in supporting those facing medical challenges. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this remarkable achievement.”