Valued at over $12,000, this year’s prize pool includes a visit to Aitutaki, as well as a full island experience on Rarotonga.
Last year’s fundraiser made $15,000, which helped to fund learning support and culture teachers for the school.
This year, the school hopes to top the previous fundraiser with every $10 donation through Givealittle, an online fundraising platform.
Apii Te Uki Ou board member Louise Wittwer said she was thrilled to bring the fundraiser to life once again as the board had worked hard to fund great opportunities for the students.
In Wittwer’s eyes the best result would be to see a Cook Islands family get to treat some family members to a trip home next year.
“How precious; winning Air New Zealand flights to stay at the gorgeous Sea Change Villas and then experience the luxury of Pacific Resort Aitutaki, including two return flights courtesy of Air Rarotonga.
“On top of that, the $12,000 prize package comprises an amazing array of fun activities to do right here in the beautiful Rarotonga.”
More than 20 local businesses have donated flights, luxury accommodation, transport, meals and island activities to make this project one of the biggest school fundraising events of the year – one which people from all over the world can be involved in.
The fundraiser would not be possible without the support of sponsors including Air New Zealand, Sea Change Villas, Island Car & Bike Hire, Akura Fishing Charter, Koka Lagoon Cruise, Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours, LBV, Te Vara Nui Village, Raro Reef Sub, Sails, Coco Putt, Matutu, Rito Cook Islands, Tabatha Forbes, Nautilus Resort, Air Rarotonga and Pacific Resort Aitutaki.
To give a little, got to https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/2017apiiteukiou to make a minimum $10 donation, and like and share on Facebook – Apii Te Uki Ou Win a Trip to Raro.
The fundraiser will be open until the middle of December.