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

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine's help affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace-of-mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.”