The Wellington arm of the newly-launched Not The Boys Club
is holding its first breakfast get-together this Friday 27 February.
While the club was created with the main aim of helping women working within the insurance industry, another aim was to get involved in charitable activities.
The Canterbury earthquakes are a subject close to many insurance workers’ hearts, so the choice to help earthquake victim Stacey Herbert was a natural one.
The 27-year-old lost both her legs below the knee in the Press building collapse and is now raising money to get computerised artificial legs only available in the US.
At the breakfast there will be small packs of makeup items to buy at $10 per pack with all proceeds donated to help the double amputee’s endeavour to raise the $150,000 she needs.
With the new legs she plans to walk down the aisle to re-marry her childhood sweetheart Nick without the wheelchair.
“This is not just for those who live in Wellington,” NTB Club organisers said. “If you are in Wellington that day for work or other reasons please feel free to come along.”
The venue is D4 Level 1, 143 Featherston Street, Wellington with the breakfast running from 7.30-8.30am.