Warriors Great Charity Day 2018 raises $17,852 for Shine

Warriors Great Charity Day 2018 raises $17,852 for Shine

Shine is proud to be a charity partner of the Vodafone Warriors. This year, the Warriors supported their four charity partners at The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Game Day on July 22nd. The event was a massive success, raising a total of $71,409 for the four charities through a range of activities - which meant $17,852 raised for Shine.

Thank you to Adrian at Fifth Avenue Diamond Experts for donating an exquisite man’s watch as an auction prize, the awesome Suncorp staff for volunteering on the day, the Warriors team and of course their wonderful fans. 

Ruben Wiki, Warriors assistant strength and conditioning coach, helped to promote the event in an interview with the NZ Herald. 

'Wiki is fiercely passionate about the charity Shine. The 45-year-old's staunch anti-domestic violence stance stems back from his younger days. His mother was a victim to family violence as he was growing up and the pain he saw her endure made him want to move to stop such things happening to other families. "I wanted to speak out against violence against women."

Read NZ Herald article with Warriors legend Ruben Wiki speaking about domestic violence and Shine

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client

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