Three Rose Charities Trustees on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at the movie preview of The Rehearsal, a film the New York Film Festival director rated in his top three. The event raised $6000 for Project Toolkit, a scheme to provide volunteer doctors with the Ear Nose and Throat instruments they need for surgery for children in Samoa.
Nicola Thomas (left) and Pip Neville Barton flank Rose NZ chairperson Trish Gribben. Nicola and Pip hold the vessels for the raffle which had prizes of concert tickets for the Samoan Solo Mio brothers with a bottle of champagne.
The movie screening was a sell-out.
The Rehearsal is based on A novel by Eleanor Catton, with script co- written by Emily Perkins, directed by Alison McLean.
Sheffmed, the company that is supplying the high quality instruments for Project Toolkit in Samoa, has just announced that they will donate an extra custom- made tray (worth more than $1000) for the scheme. The open weave steel trays are a crucial element of Project Toolkit, to safeguard the delicate instruments for travel to Samoa, sterilisation and customs inspection.