Thank you for being a friend

Saroj wanted a friend to go out with – someone who appreciated her Indian culture. Ankita wanted to make a difference in the life of someone with an intellectual disability. Thanks to Smile Club donors like you, they were matched up as part of IHC’s volunteer friendship programme. 

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IHC Art Awards

An intricately detailed drawing by Dunedin artist Becky Donovan (pictured) has won the 2018 IHC Art Awards. Becky’s piece, Cat, after Barry Cleavin, is a tribute to Christchurch-based printmaker Barry Cleavin.

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Making family memories

The Payton family don’t often get away, but thanks to Smile Club donations they recently had a break away in Taupo and the kids are still talking about it.

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Thank you from Sarah

In this short video Sarah describes what life was like for someone with an intellectual disability 60 years ago, the huge change IHC created, and her hopes for the future.

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IHC Fundraising update – Calf & Rural Scheme

This scheme, which raises $1m a year, has been changed due to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

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What’s your lasting legacy?

A gift in your Will can make a huge difference in the lives and futures of New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities living in your community. This could be your legacy. Please share it with us. For more information, please contact Gail Plamus by email (gail.plamus@ihc.org.nz) or phone 0800 746 444.

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