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Partnership with The Warehouse and Sistema Plastics

Following a recent partnership with The Warehouse and Sistema Plastics, $66,012 has been raised to support dependents of New Zealand's fallen with their education needs.

Limited edition black Sistema Klip It products were sold exclusively in The Warehouse stores throughout May, with a donation from every product sold going to the New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust.

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The Warehouse are committed to enhancing the lives of families and young people throughout Aotearoa, which is why they are proud to partner with the New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust. This is the fourth year of the partnership, which was established in 2013.

“We believe education is critical to ensuring future generations and the country as a whole continues to flourish. We are really pleased our customers got in behind this initiative so the children of New Zealand's fallen heroes are able to access education,” says Shari French, The Warehouse Group GM Community Relations.

Thanks to the generosity of The Warehouse Group's customers, team members and suppliers, over $45 million dollars has been raised for New Zealand community organisations in the last 35 years. More information on their commitment to New Zealand communities and the environment is available on their website: http://www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz/community-environment

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Fallen Heroes Trust supports Tamatea family

In August 2012, Corporal Luke Tamatea – a young Kiwi and father to three young girls – lost his life serving our country in Afghanistan.

Following his sudden and tragic death, the New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust was established to support the families of our country’s fallen, wounded and injured heroes.

Today, the NZFHT continues to support the Tamatea family – mother Jolene, and daughters Kyla, Nikita and Kaytlen – by providing them with the assitance and resources they need to lead full lives.

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Through education grants and funding for medical care like orthodontic work, the Fallen Heroes Trust is able to help Luke and Jolene’s three daughters achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations.

NZFHT Chair Baden Ewart says Luke’s death was one of the driving factors behind the establishment of the trust.

“Their story and loss is one of the key reasons we became engaged in this in the first place,” Baden says.

“I’m honoured to be able to help them enjoy their childhood despite the tragic loss of their father.”

Jolene Homburg recently wrote to Baden, telling him how well all three of her and Luke’s girls are doing in school.

“We recently had parent teacher interviews, and I was extremely proud to have all of their teachers compliment me on how amazing our daughters are,” Jolene wrote.

“They try their best and all three are kind, caring and respectful – as a mum, I can’t ask for anything more.”

Detailing their achievements, a proud Jolene said they’re all accomplishing great things in school, and are kept busy by their various sporting pursuits.

“Kaytlen is currently representing the Bay of Plenty in netball and had her first tournament in Te Awamutu where her team won all five of their games,” she said.

“I’d like to once again thank you for all of your support – without it, these opportunities might not be possible for my girls.”

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