The glow from the Kiwi Commonwealth Games efforts is set to shine on Mother’s Day as part of a star-studded line-up of Kiwi athletes putting their best foot forward at the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run and Walk.
Black Sticks’ golden girls Sally Rutherford and Pippa Hayward, fresh from clinching gold in style with a 4-1 win over Australia, and silver medal winning track cyclist Olivia Podmore are part of an inspirational drawcard of 50 athletes assisting with the warm-up and 5km event.
Sunday 13 May will see more than 10,000 participants take part in New Zealand’s largest Mother’s Day event across 33 locations nationwide, from Paihia to Invercargill, in efforts to improve the heart health of New Zealand women.
Now in its seventh year, Jennian Homes’ annual event supports the Heart Foundation’s ‘Heart Foundation for Women’ campaign. 2018 also marks the Heart Foundation’s 50th anniversary year.
Heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 50 women each week, and more than 3000 each year.
Rutherford will be attending the Ellerslie event and Hayward in Pukekohe while Podmore, who claimed silver as part of the women’s team sprint, is in Hamilton.
Other past or present Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes include, sailor Alex Maloney (Auckland’s Long Bay), canoeist Luuka Jones (Tauranga), shooter Natalie Rooney (Timaru) and netballer Shannon Francois (Dunedin).
This chance to meet these athletes arises from Jennian Homes’ partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee to help Kiwi athletes ‘Earn The Fern’ at the recent Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and at Rio 2016.
Jennian Homes COO Aidan Jury has no doubt having the support of these Kiwi athletes will prove added motivation for everyone to get active and make a great start to their Mother’s Day.
“The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk continues to grow in popularity each year and we are grateful for these athletes to lend a hand and help save lives and keep more families together.
“It just speaks volumes of everyone’s commitment, athletes and the public alike, to help ensure the women we love are with us for many years to come.”
This year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet, with events at 10 new locations, including Cambridge, Taupo, Napier, Blenheim and Wanaka.
And while the event is enthusiastically embraced by women all over the country, Jennian Homes is this year appealing for more men to get out and show their support.
“This event brings women and their health to the forefront, and it would be great to see the men in their lives taking an active support role – whether it’s looking after the kids so mum can get in some training, cheering her from the side lines or even lacing up their running shoes and joining in,” says Mr Jury.
With this comes $5,000 in prize money, courtesy of Jennian Homes who continue to help grow the game and provide New Zealand’s leading amateur and professional golfers the opportunity to prepare for performing on the big stage.
“It’s great to be rewarded after a long and pleasing season on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour. I want to thank Jennian Homes for what they are doing for the game and giving us the chance to play in our own backyard,” said Pearce.
“It’s crucial to have tournaments like these at home with it giving us the perfect preparation to play well overseas and grow our careers.”
“I have had a tough couple of weeks to finish off, but I am stoked with what I achieved this year and hopefully I can build from here and play well in China.”
It’s been an amazing summer on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour which will return for the 2018/19 season in October.
Tickets are now on sale for New Zealand’s largest Mother’s Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk, in support of women’s heart health.
More than 13,000 people are expected to take part in the 5km event, which will be held on May 13th in 32 locations across the country from Paihia to Invercargill.
With 2017 seeing a record number of women embrace the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause, this year will see events at 10 new locations, including Cambridge, Taupo, Napier, Blenheim and Wanaka.
Now in its seventh year, the annual event supports ‘Heart Foundation for Women’, in what is the Heart Foundation’s 50th anniversary year.
Each location will have up to three Commonwealth Games athletes assisting with the warm-up, and all participants will receive an official event t-shirt designed by iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell that features the word ‘fifty’ in the shape of a love heart to acknowledge the anniversary year.
“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 55 women each week,” says Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin.
“The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk is a great way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for heart health and encourage women to look after themselves by being fit and active.
“Jennian Homes has been a loyal supporter of the Heart Foundation for almost a decade. Since the Heart Foundation began, it has invested more than $65 million into heart research and specialist cardiac training. Jennian Homes has made a significant contribution to this.
“We are excited to see so many new locations introduced to the event this year, which should see the biggest turnout ever. It’s certainly a fitting way to celebrate the Heart Foundation’s 50th anniversary and this most important relationship.”
Jennian Homes COO Aidan Jury says mothers play a special part in our lives, making Mother’s Day the perfect day to hold an event focused on women’s health.
“We are proud to be involved in not only helping to raise money and awareness, but also in encouraging women and their families to get fit and active,” says Mr Jury.
“For some women, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk is life-changing, being the catalyst for an ongoing exercise regime. Those are the real success stories.”
While the event is enthusiastically embraced by women the length and breadth of the country, Jennian Homes is this year appealing for more men to get out and show their support.
“They say behind every great man is a great woman – the reverse is also very much true. This event brings women and their health to the forefront and it would be great to see the men in their lives taking an active support role – whether that’s looking after the kids so mum can get some training in, cheering her on from the side lines or even lacing up their running shoes and joining in,” says Mr Jury.
Jennian Homes is proud to champion the need for better heart awareness in New Zealand and will be giving $20,000 to the Heart Foundation to support women’s heart health following the Mother’s Day events.
Early Bird tickets start at $20 and are available until the end of March. There are also discounted rates for juniors and groups.
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Jennian Homes has scored two big wins at the nation’s most prestigious building awards, bolstering its reputation for premium quality and outstanding workmanship.
At the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year awards, the Jennian Homes Otago and Jennian Homes Manawatu franchisees were judged to have built the best homes in two Gold Reserve National Finalist categories.
Jennian Homes Otago won top honours in the category Placemakers Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000, for a home that was built in Dunedin.
Jennian Homes Manawatu snared first place in the category Placemakers Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $700,000 for a home built in Marton.
In addition to these wins, Jennian Homes Nelson Bays was a Gold Reserve National Finalist in the $450,000 to $700,000 category and Jennian Homes North Waikato was a Gold Reserve National Finalist for the Gib Show Home Award.
The winners were announced on Saturday night at a SkyCity gala dinner that was attended by 550 people including Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa and Housing Minister Phil Twyford.
Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says he is proud of the achievements of all regional teams, but the Otago, Manawatu, Nelson Bays and North Waikato franchisees, in particular, have proven that they are among the very best home builders in New Zealand.
“It’s satisfying to know that hard work and consistently high standards of workmanship across our franchisees have been recognised on the national stage,” Mr Jury says.
“Jennian Homes has built an award-winning reputation for excellence in customer service, design and craftsmanship for every home we build, and it’s reassuring to see that acknowledged.”
Jennian Homes Manawatu is operated by Tarsha Isles, Kirsty and Murray Brown, and Carmen Wineera. Tarsha says she nearly fell off her seat when the win was announced.
The Marton home was built with Jennian’s usual attention to detail, but Tarsha believes that fostering close relationships over time with contractors helps to ensure that homes are completed with excellent quality.
“Our motto is that we want every one of our clients to happy and move into a home they love,” Tarsha says.
“We give our clients the best house possible home for their budget – it doesn’t matter if it’s big or small”.
Jennian Homes Otago is owned operated by Hayden Davies and Debbie Payne.
Hayden says he is “very excited” by the win.
“Our all-encompassing attitude is that every house we build is someone’s home, and we always honour that” he says.
“We build every house to the same award-winning standard regardless of the budget. This means listening carefully to the customers’ needs and ideas – and then bringing those dreams to life.”
When 79-year-old Masterton resident, Anne Clinch first heard she had won the Heart Foundation Lottery’s first prize of a fully-furnished Jennian Homes dream home in Whitianga, she wondered if she was being scammed.
However, once reassured by the Heart Foundation that the three-bedroom home, valued at $650,000 was actually hers, Anne could barely believe her luck.
“It was just the most amazing news,” says Anne, whose three children recently joined her for the exciting house handover in Whitianga.
It was here that Anne and her family discovered there was something extra special about her first prize Jennian home – it is the 50th house built by Jennian Homes for the Heart Foundation Lottery since they teamed up in 2009. During this time, proceeds from Lottery ticket sales have helped support many of the 172,000 Kiwis living with heart disease, while contributing to life-saving heart research and training.
Anne began buying tickets in the Heart Foundation Lottery in 2001, shortly after her husband had heart surgery. To Anne, buying tickets was a way of giving back to the charity that had offered so much during this life-changing event.
“Even if I had never won a prize, I would continue to support the Heart Foundation as it is such a worthy cause and offers so much to people after they’ve had a heart attack,” says Anne.
Anne’s daughter Marilyn Morrison agrees, saying that the information and support offered to people living with heart disease by the Heart Foundation, was very beneficial to the family following their dad’s heart surgery.
“When you walk away from the hospital, you need to know that there is reliable information and support available to you and your family,” says Marilyn.
When Anne’s Lottery win had sunk in following her call from the Heart Foundation, she called Marilyn to let her know the good news.
“Mum asked me to sit down, so I was worried that something bad had happened. Then she told me that she’d won a house. We are all still gobsmacked by it.”
Marilyn says the home was “just beautiful” and much larger than she had expected.
“The house is really spacious, with good quality furnishings. Whitianga itself is just lovely and you feel like you’re on holiday as soon as you arrive.”
The family plans to enjoy some weekends at the house before reluctantly selling it, due to the travelling distance.
Heart Foundation Direct Fundraising Manager, Gail McIntyre, says the Lottery programme is one of the charity’s most significant revenue-generating activities. “As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on the generosity of the public to continue much of its life-saving work. Often our Lottery supporters are either heart event survivors or know the devastating effects of losing a loved one to heart disease. This means they’ve often experienced first-hand the benefits of the care and support that the Heart Foundation offers,” says Gail.
“We are also very grateful for the partnership we have with Jennian Homes. It is great to celebrate the 50th home they have built and the difference that their support makes to the heart health of New Zealanders.”
The Heart Foundation runs six lotteries per year, each with a first prize of a fully-furnished Jennian home and other prizes including overseas holidays, a new car from Toyota and $10,000 cash.
Tickets ($15 each) for Lottery 108, which features a three-bedroom home in Mapua, Golden Bay, valued at $725,000, are on sale until November 3, 2017. For further information about the Heart Foundation Lottery click here.
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