Our founding patrons
We are enormously grateful for the generosity of our Founding Patrons.
The funds we receive from our Founding Patrons support Melanoma New Zealand to reach more people around the country with our life saving messages.
The Fife Foundation: Improving Lives & The Planet
Cantabrian, Gina Satterthwaite, and her children, Georgia and Jack, are behind the Fife Foundation, which is named after Gina’s grandmother Margaret Fife. The Fife Foundation supports the charitable efforts of people whose work creates lasting change in the world and publicly inspires compassion and empathy.
Gina’s beloved father, Blair Gough, died of melanoma 10 years ago, and Melanoma New Zealand is privileged to be one of the charities that the Foundation supports.
“In helping people take action, it’s my hope that others will see their work and feel similarly inspired to improve the lives of people around them and the world we share,” says Gina.
Our work strongly aligns with the values of the Fife Foundation, helping build a legacy of hope, as we work to turn around New Zealand’s terrible melanoma statistics. You can check out the different ways the Fife Foundation makes a difference in New Zealand and globally on their website.
Our wish is that Fife Foundation will be part of Melanoma New Zealand’s army of supporters around the country, collectively enabling the organisation to reach out to New Zealanders with the information and support they need to significantly reduce the incidence of this cancer in our country.
– Gina Satterthwaite, Fife Foundation Founder and Melanoma New Zealand Founding Patron
The Douglas Charitable Trust: Supporting Local Communities
The Douglas Charitable Trust was established by the late Sir Graeme Douglas in 2007, and now with his sons Jeff and Richard involved as trustees, it continues to support numerous causes in the local communities in which their family company, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, operates.
Melanoma New Zealand is so grateful for the Trust’s generous support, enabling us to reach more people around the country with our life saving messages, helping to spread the word about preventing melanoma, early detection and ultimately turning around New Zealand’s terrible melanoma statistics.
Partnering with Melanoma New Zealand to support the community is an ongoing and integral part of The Douglas Charitable Trust’s values. Melanoma New Zealand’s work to prevent New Zealanders dying from this disease is vital, and we are pleased to be able to support this as a Founding Patron.
– Jeff Douglas, Douglas Charitable Trust and Melanoma New Zealand Founding Patron
We welcome our newest Founding Patron, Lynn Stratford, whose generous support is very much appreciated.
Melanoma New Zealand is so grateful for our Patron’s generous support, enabling us to reach more people around the country with our life saving messages, helping to spread the word about preventing melanoma, early detection and ultimately turning around New Zealand’s terrible melanoma statistics.
If you’re an organisation that would like to become a patron, we’d love to hear your ideas and approaches to how we can make a difference together.
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