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The Aftersocks™ NZ campaign is an award-winning philanthropic initiative of Rural Women New Zealand, assisting affected individuals, community groups and organisations in rural areas, following disruptive environmental events.

Over 21,000 pairs of New Zealand made merino socks have been sold, with proceeds contributing over $130,000 into communities since 2010. The recent Kaikōura earthquakes heightened the need to continue this support and include adverse events that have since followed; fire, floods and drought.

To support this campaign, RWNZ have just launched a website www.aftersocks.nz, where you can Buy, Wear and Share your support with others. 

RWNZ National President, Fiona Gower, is encouraging members to join the campaign on social media, “wear and share your support by uploading a photo and tagging the @aftersocksnz Facebook page. We want to see you wearing your pair of Aftersocks™ in support of affected rural communities”. The campaign aims to attract support for the fund, to then distribute back into those rural communities most in need.

The Aftersocks™ NZ campaign promotes New Zealand supporting New Zealand made, supporting New Zealanders. The rural sector is a valuable industry, and what better way to continue to support this, than producing a product from merino wool. RWNZ has teamed up with The New Zealand Sock Company in Ashburton to produce Aftersocks™. This relationship now spans 6 years, with Sales Manager Jared Moore seeing it as “a privilege to work alongside Rural Women New Zealand, they are proactive, think outside the square, and they are doing great things in the wider community”.

 

 

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) Aftersocks™ NZ campaign is up and running for the second time, building a community of fans and followers all wearing their support for the recent quake affected areas of New Zealand.

Thankful family infront of home charity aftersocks

To date over 21,000 pairs of socks have been sold to supporters worldwide since the initial launch in 2010 following the Christchurch earthquake.

RWNZ are encouraging people to buy, wear and share their support on social media by tagging @aftersocksnz to inspire others to purchase a pair of New Zealand made merino socks.

Proceeds from Aftersocks™ sales go to the RWNZ Adverse Events Relief Fund. Several grants have been distributed to individuals and groups in the areas surrounding Kaikōura, with the aim of raising community spirit. The small town of Ward, 20km north of Seddon the epicentre of the magnitude 7.8 quake, hosted a cricket match in January with assistance from the Fund. The sporting event and BBQ attracted 60 people including children, who were treated to a special visit from Mr Whippy.

The RWNZ Hurunui District are hosting a comedy evening in February, featuring “Ethel and Bethel Bingo Babes” who are guaranteed to give the community a few laughs.

RWNZ members from North Canterbury and the wider Marlborough region have also been visiting rural farmers and residents isolated by the quakes to distribute care packages.

Rachel Bartrum is one RWNZ member whose Kaikōura home and business, Lynton Downs Farm Homestay, was damaged by the quakes. The old house did a great job at staying up to let the Bartum family out safely, something Rachel says “we will be forever thankful for”. The quake exposed some relics with the falling chimney revealing several historic photos of the first Lynton Downs family.

Rachel received a visit from a “wonderful” RWNZ member post-quake with a care package, “thank you so much, this will help us on our new journey of rebuilding on the farm.”

Buy a pair of Aftersocks™ today, visit the Aftersocks™ Shop to purchase. Share your @aftersocksnz on social media and wear your support proudly for those affected by the November 2016 earthquakes.

ENDS

For further details please contact: Fiona Gower
National President
Rural Women New Zealand
Ph: 027 428 3884
Email: [email protected]
www.ruralwomen.org.nz

Aftersocks™ NZ Buy, Wear & Share Today

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) Aftersocks™ NZ campaign is up and running for the second time, building a community of fans and followers all wearing their support for the recent quake affected areas of New Zealand.  Read More

Photo (left to right): Chris Lewis President of Waikato Federated Farmers and Graham Smith CEO of Federated Farmers NZ.

Waikato Federated Farmers wearing their support for rural communities affected by adverse events and natural disaster.

 

 

Federated Farmers pull their socks up

Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Photo (left to right): RWNZ Board Member Janet Williams, Taranaki-King Country National MP Barbara Kuriger

 

Taranaki-King Country National MP Barbara Kuriger and RWNZ Board Member Janet Williams wear their support for @AftersocksNZ. These cosy merino wool socks are part of a RWNZ campaign supporting those rural communities affected by adverse events and natural disaster in New Zealand. Proceeds from the sale of every pair of Aftersocks™ contribute to the RWNZ Adverse Events Relief Fund.

 


Prime Minister John Key models award-winning RWNZ Aftersocks™ thanks to Board Member Janet Williams.
Aftersocks™ NZ in an RWNZ initiative supporting rural communities affected by adverse events and natural disaster. The response to date has been fantastic. Buy your pair today and wear and share your support for the rural community.

 

Prime Minister models Aftersocks™

Friday, December 02, 2016


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