My son received the Puawai Award at the end of last year to help go towards the cost of his new laptop needed for high school. Without this help there is no way he would have been able to get this product. Both my son and myself are so very grateful for this help, including the stress it took off our family. Sumner Ferrymead Foundation is a wonderful thing we have running in our community and I imagine many people have been very grateful for it just as we were. Thanks so much. - Temara Kemp, Kawa's mum.🙏

Kawa Kemp Co-recipient of the primary
school Puawai Award

I am extremely grateful to the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation for providing me with the opportunity to attend an Outward Bound course. This involved being challenged physically and mentally over 21 days in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was a truly life-changing experience!

Julia Coppens Recipient of the inaugural
Outward Bound Scholarship

Thanks very much for the support; it helped me get to the world juniors in 2020 before covid, which then contributed to my success in winning the overall surf series in 2021 with the highest points in the Under 16, 18 and open woman’s divisions.

Ava Henderson Grant recipient

Thank you to the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation for help with funding a defibrillator for public use 24/7. The AED has been installed on the Sumner Surf Lifesaving building allowing users of the beach and the coastal pathway easy access to a life saving device.  We really appreciate your help in providing such an essential piece of equipment for our community

Dave Passmore Passmore First Aid,
and Sumner Community
Residents’ Association

This year has been a massive step up for me, and as I move up the age groups there are new equipment needs. The Sumner Ferrymead Foundation’s donation towards my new disc wheels has been huge and contributed to my selection for the Cycling NZ development squad for the 2021 Junior World Championships.

Amelia Sykes Competitive Cyclist

2020 has been an exciting year. Not only did we move into our new premises, we received funding from the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation to purchase new books to support our MSL programme which improves children’s literacy, as well funds for two Te Raekura Puawai (Flourish) Awards for our year 8 students. We have really appreciated their proactive approach

Rose McInerney Principal, Redcliffs School

The Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club is so grateful for the support of the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation who has supported our summer community engagement project. As a community and family oriented club, we feel that our use of their funding is totally aligned with the objectives of the Foundation

Dave Mills Taylors Mistake
Surf Lifesaving Club