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Every Cent Helps!

It's amazing how just a little bit here and there makes such a huge difference. The odd 50c dropped in a donation box can quickly compound into enough to pay for a Cleft Surgery, or provide antibiotics for a malnourished child. The Ruel Foundation Charity Box programme was started by Johnny Gilchrist in 2006, Liz Yates then took over and tirelessly and more often than not single-handedly run the entire operation. Last year Liz stepped back and handed over her amazing work to our new Charity Box Hero - Margo Mossop.

Margo has prior experience in Team Building and management and is bringing a fresh perspective to the charity box programme, with a vision to expand this throughout the North Island in the next 12 months. Already she has successfully recruited volunteers for the BOP and Auckland Regions, but needs your help to expand.

"Getting our boxes into shops around the country is actually quite easy, the hard part is finding people who have half a day spare each month and are willing to make a commitment. It's not a huge ask and only requires a friendly disposition and a smile, but it makes a huge impact. Every box we place in a store will provide the funds for 3 or 4 children to have life chaning surgeries each year."

If you're reading this and have a little spare time that you can give, then we need your help urgently. Please don't wait, but email Margo now at

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The Ruel Foundation is a not-for-profit Children's Charity committed to bringing significant and lasting change to children in need around the world.