The Dingwall Trust will celebrate its 90th birthday in February, with a family event for the past and present Dingwall community and its partners and supporters.
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The Trust, which is the legacy of David McNair Dingwall, opened its doors in Papatoetoe to children in need in February 1930 and has been caring for Auckland’s vulnerable children for the nine decades since.
CEO Claudine Young welcomes all past residents and staff and their families to come together on February 8, 2020 for a day of fun and reconnection. Histor...
Dingwall staff heard a powerful presentation on leadership and safe workplace practice from Marsella and Wiremu Edmonds. The Rotorua couple are the bereaved parents of Robert Ruri-Epapara who was killed in a forestry accident in 2013.
Robert, a fifth-generation forestry man, died when a foreman failed to take the necessary steps to make sure the 23-year-old was not in the path of a tree he felled. Robert left behind a wife and child and four siblings as well as his parents.
The Stand-in-the-Gap presentation was born out of grief and a strong desire not to let any other family suffer in the same way.
The brave couple relive the accident ...
Dingwall Trust is on a mission to help employees reach a new level of health, fitness and happiness. Staff, from caregivers to admin, are embracing a 10-week Wellbeing programme, spearheaded by on-site nutritionist Danijela Unkovich, and we are now seven weeks deep. The focus is three-fold: nutrition, movement and motivation. Personal trainer Sarah Lange runs boot camps twice a week, Danijela provides individual eating plans and advice and Julie Hazlehust, a behavioural psychologist, gives us the motivation to stick with it - it's a killer combination and everyone is loving it! Danijela says: "health is not cookie cutter – we’re all on our own ...
A hardworking team from Danone spent a highly productive afternoon in our community garden as part of their volunteer week. The Danone employees removed the weed-matted fencing from around the chicken coup and replaced it with fresh wire, as well as assembled shelving and tidied the garden shed, with a super-organised result. Thank you so much to Madeline, Iain and the rest of the Danone team for sharing your skills and expertise with us - you did an awesome job!
Dingwall Trust is thrilled a Transition from Care to Independence programme (TCI) for youth transitioning from state care will be rolled out nationwide. Dingwall Trust has delivered an outreach-based transition service (Launch) in the Auckland area since it was part of a pilot along side another agency in 2004.
On Sunday, Children’s Minister Tracey Martin announced $153.7 million over the next four years to support 15 to 25-year-old care-experienced young people transition to independent adulthood, as part of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget
Transition workers from current TCI service providers, Launch and Ka Awatea at Youth Horizons, attended the ...
Here's a little fundraiser to support our community garden. This is honey taken from our very own Dingwall hives and we're selling it for $25 per 750g jar. If you'd like to support us and buy a jar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go to fund garden initiatives. Limited stocks available.
Dingwall Trust staff took time out today to celebrate Tuesday’s International Social Work Day. We feted our social workers and personal advisors at a shared lunch and acknowledged the amazing work they do in supporting and guiding our children and young people. Here's a cross section of our team who work across management, Dingwall residential and Launch TCI (Transition from Care to Independence).
The weather gods smiled on Dingwall Trust as it hosted the 67th annual Dingwall Association Picnic recently. Dingwall was delighted to welcome dozens of former residents and families, from across the decades, to reconnect with their former home and share stories of the past with the children and young people who currently live here. A formal welcome was followed by a round of friendly sports games between cottages (with former residents joining in), then a BBQ lunch, and finally presentation of the Dingwall Association Shield - this year won jointly by Fraser and Stewart cottages. Thank you so much to everyone who came and who helped out, especially ...
Dingwall’s roving nutritionist Danijela Unkovich has returned from her overseas sojourn brimming with ideas for delicious healthy food to pass on to caregivers and children.
Danijela took five months’ leave of absence to complete a diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends at Le Cordon Bleu London Culinary School this year. The course was three months long and Danijela also spent several weeks during July and August in Croatia, the birthplace of her parents, sampling traditional foods and cooking. She spent most of the time with her 85-year-old aunt who was able to pass on many of her own foodie secrets. And at the end of her course, ...
Dingwall Trust’s new CEO Claudine Young was welcomed into the community with a moving powhiri, attended by staff, children and board members this week. Staff and children performed at the ceremony, which Claudine said was a “wonderful” way to start her tenure at Dingwall. “Already I am feeling welcomed and bonded to this community, just in my first few hours here.”
Claudine, who has a background in both social work and management of not-for-profit organisations, comes to Dingwall from CanTeen, where she worked for five years, the last two as chief executive. Prior to that, she worked at IHC and Muscular Dystrophy NZ. Originally from the ...