Our primary aim here at the Centre is to make music therapy available to all in need, and to that end we subsidise the cost of all our sessions. We receive no statutory funding and therefore need to raise $840,000 each year to continue to keep the Centre, and all of our outreach and satellite programmes, running. We actively seek gifts and donations and welcome any fundraising events run on our behalf - we are extremely grateful for all donations, large or small.
There is now the opportunity to leave a gift in your will, whereby you can help us not only to continue to provide music therapy services to our current clients but to reach out to more people with special needs, expanding our services to other regions and populations. We can make provision to use your gift for a specific purpose if you wish, such as:
- Supporting a child or adult with special needs to have weekly music therapy sessions for six months or longer.
- Purchasing instruments for the Centre and our outreach programmes.
- Paying for room rental at one of our Satellite music therapy locations enabling us to continue to work in the community.
- Add to our Building Fund, raising funds for us to purchase a building as our home and admin Centre, and thus securing our future.
Alternatively your donation can be for general purposes covering our operational costs as required.
If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a a gift in your will, please contact our Finance and Administration Manager Rachel Farrell on 09 360 0889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for considering us!
In preparing your will, you should seek the assistance of a Trustee (such as the Public Trust or NZ Guardian Trust) or your family solicitor to ensure that your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded. Please note the official name of our Charitable Trust is The Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust.