Fundraiser Testimonials

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“At the SPCA in Auckland our association with the Entertainment™ Books has provided two wonderful benefits; the first being the superb bargains our members and supporters receive from using the Book, the second being the amazing funds we have been able to raise for our continuing animal welfare work. This is a relationship that works for everyone, and we love it!”

Bob Kerridge
Executive Director, SPCA Auckland

“The money we raise each year through selling Entertainment™ Books helps Heart Children Canterbury to provide ongoing support, counselling and financial assistance to the families who are all affected by heart problems. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in young children in New Zealand with 450 children having open heart surgery every year. Entertainment™ Books are an easy fundraiser as they basically sell themselves and our supporters really look forward to purchasing their new Books each year.”

Karen Hand
Regional Family Support Co-ordinator, Heart Children Canterbury

“CanTeen New Zealand has been selling Entertainment™ Books nationally over the last two years utilising our online shop as the main sales channel, and we’ve had great success. The Book really sells itself however we’ve found using the marketing materials that the Entertainment Publications team provides is a great resource to promote the Book through our communication channels. CanTeen receives no direct Government funding so we rely on our own fundraising efforts, therefore selling the Entertainment™ Book is a nice addition to our fundraising calendar as it’s so easy to implement. ”

Kimberley Waters
Marketing Manager, CanTeen

“North Shore Hospice as a Not-for-Profit organisation relies on our community to help raise funds to provide our services, free of charge, to over 500 families a year on the North Shore. We have become the key outlet on the North Shore for our community to purchase their Entertainment™ Books. They not only save themselves money, they also know they are helping a very worthwhile cause. Entertainment Publications give a great service and continuously keep us up to date with new specials which we pass on to our supporters. We have been selling the Entertainment™ Books since 2002 and trust that we will be selling them for many years to come.”

Lynn Kenyon
Fundraising Co-ordinator, North Shore Hospice Trust

“The Entertainment™ Book has proved to be an extremely beneficial fundraising tool for Ronald McDonald House South Island, with our supporters recognising that they are not only helping the House, but also getting extremely good value for money. The support received from Entertainment Publications has proven to be invaluable in communicating the product, and creating an efficient online sales platform that has seen great success. The Entertainment™ Book has become a reliable fundraising venture for the House, ultimately helping to ensure that the doors to our ‘home away from home’ are always open.”

Meri Manuel
Fundraising Manager, Ronald McDonald House South Island

“ This is the second year Westpac has used the Entertainment™ Book to help raise funds for the Westpac Chopper Appeal. Due to the success of previous years, and the ease of being able to sell online, we are looking to increase our distribution further to our branch network. Having a dedicated Entertainment™ Representative to take care of all the advertising material and administration makes the whole process so easy, and I would highly recommend the Entertainment™ Book program to corporate and community groups who are looking for a fundraising vehicle.”

Hayley Parata

“Social Clubs are an integral part of any organisation’s culture and welfare. Last year the Entertainment™ Books earned us $1,200 and it is still the fastest and easiest way we have found to fundraise. We have found that the Books sell themselves, and we hardly have to spend much time, or effort to promote them. We have an Entertainment™ Book web page on our internal intranet site that includes an online booking system for the Books, which we have found works well. It is also great to know that we have a personal Account Manager who thinks of absolutely everything, and supports our needs in every way. I would definitely recommend the Entertainment™ Book as a valuable option for any group wishing to fundraise.”

Eric Raven
Inland Revenue Social Club

“The Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club started selling Entertainment™ Books for the first time this year. It was a great fundraiser that was easily managed by one person in the club. The staff at Entertainment™ made the process of selling Books very easy and worry-free. I would recommend selling the Entertainment™ Books as a great way to fundraise for any community group.”

James Dench
Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club

“Last year was the second year selling the Entertainment™ Book. My Account Manager took care of all the advertising material and administration, ensuring that selling the Book did not encroach on my work. To make things even easier, I set up my account as an ‘Adopt a Cause’. This means that at the end of a stress-free selling season, I receive commission cheque made out to my chosen charity (Hospice Waikato). I then get the pleasure of dropping off the cheque to my charity, knowing it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you to the team at Entertainment™ for helping me to support my chosen charity. I look forward to working with you this season.”

Warren North

“Western Bay of Plenty District Council Social Club has been offering the Entertainment™ Book to staff since 2007. The money we raise goes towards subsidising our social events for staff, and we have watched our fundraising money increase every year as the Book becomes more popular. This is such a no-effort fundraiser, as our Account Manager supplies all the sales material, posters and display Books at no cost to us. We also get regular emails to send out to our staff, which generate more interest. People love to support our fundraising and purchase the Book, as it offers so many deals for everyone, every day of the year.”

Tracy Gaby
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
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