Kia ora, my name is Tai, and I am fundraising for my mum, Karen - although most people refer to her as Nanny...
COVID has destroyed Nanny's livelihood, let's help get her stoke back.
Over the last 15 years, Nanny Karen has rented out her home, living in a small batch out the back, to make ends meet, plus working as an early childhood teacher.
She has slogged her guts out, turning the family home into a suitable accommodation business, constantly re-investing to keep up with the competition. However, the last two years have decimated the tourism industry with NZ's strict lockout laws, especially for small-time players like Nanny. She has gone back to full-time teaching but has limited time, energy and savings to re-invest in her business. With borders opening up and the first busy Winter season in years approaching, she needs a bit of a headstart to keep up with a quickly developing market that sees a lot of big fish in a small pond.
We have some targets to meet, which should help get her back into the game:
$1k-$5,000 - Minor repairs to the house, fresh linen, pest control, re-stocks of consumables.
$5k-$10,000 - Professional photos done for the Airbnb website, consult with a social media planner and small marketing campaigns.
$10k-$26,000 - A woodfired hot tub for her guests - would be ideal - but also, she's 72 now, and it would be good to be able to pay someone to help her out with quick turn around bookings - or to utilize a laundry service!
Alongside this Gofundme, I'm also running a raffle; every $5 donated acting as a ticket; donate $10, that's 2 tickets, donate $25 - that's 5 tickets, etc. 

The prizes, which some of my nearest and dearest have kindly donated, include:
  • 2x Nights Accommodation @ Ruapehu Corner (Nanny's Place - sleeps 13!) w/ a weekend's worth of natural wine from Built to Spill Wine -IG @ruapehucorner
  • 2x Nights Accommodation @ Blue Mountains Getaway (Katoomba - sleeps 2!) w/ a weekend's worth of natural wine from Built to Spill Wine
  • Shannon Martinez Set of Cookbooks-IG @shannon_martinez
  • Emily Jane Palm-Size Tattoo-IG @emilyjanetattoo
Plus spot prizes from Built to Spill Wine, Heaps Normal & more to come...
Nanny Karen has spent her entire life looking after others. Hard mahi (work) has always been a cornerstone of the character that makes up Nanny Karen. From the early days of raising us kids, she was always on a mission, from gardening to mastering the art of the chainsaw, which she wields with great enthusiasm, stocking the house with firewood and keeping us all warm. Now it's our turn to help her and support independent, strong women in business!
To donate to the GoFundMe direct go 

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