Fundraising Dinner for Raglan Community House

Wednesday night saw an amazing fundraiser for the Raglan Community House at Rock-It Kitchen on Wainui Rd.

The whole cafe was packed with wonderful Raglan folk who wanted to support the work of the Raglan Community House and to say that Rock-It was rocking wouldn’t be an exaggeration.

The whole event was the brainchild of Rock-It chef, Sascha Phillips and she was wonderfully supported by her boss Sarah Kay and the huge generosity of all the staff who donated their time. The food was first class and everyone was treated to a drink on arrival, followed by a beautiful three course meal.

Julie Hanna conducted an auction of items and services given by the community with her usual verve and humour and had the crowd not only bidding and out bidding each other, but falling off their chairs laughing as they did it.


The noise and good will of the crowd was a pleasure to see and as Mike Rarere, the Community House Manager commented; “It is wonderful to realise that the House is so highly valued by the community that people want to help out in this way and so good to see them having a great night out as they do it”.

Thank you to the many supporters and donors to this fantastic event.

Paula Clements

Sascha and the Raglan Community House would like to thank the following sponsors of our dinner and auction held at Rock it Kitchen on Wednesday May 17:

Wally Hawken and Co Registered Valuers
Colin Chung Catering
Tonic Salon
The Yoga Space
Sarah Kay
Raglan Light and Sound
Stand up Paddleboard
Amanda Dunlop
Jet Collective
Happy Travels
Megan Hockley
Volare Breads
Vilagrad Winery
Red and White Cellar
Hallertau Brewery
West Coast Plumbing and Gas
Rhys  Ellison Law
Crissy Hodkinson
Julie and Dave Hanna
Raglan Micro greens
Raglan Surf School
Raglan Boat Charters
Lindt Chocolate
Waoku Lodge
Stephanie Philp
Karina Irwin
Artisan and Merchant
Leef Floral design
B Rex Photography
Tim Turner
Rob Currie
Janet Scott

Massive thanks to all the crew at Rock it who worked hard to make this a memorable night for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser, through their support $7,100 was raised for the Raglan Community House.