On March 19th, KPMG’s Auckland Viaduct office was awash with purple as local celebrities, community dignitaries, Aucklanders and HELP staff donned their purple glad-rags for our fifth annual Colour Me Purple Charity Auction.
All auction items were generously donated or sponsored, meaning all proceeds go directly toward furthering our crucial work. Each year, we are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of local businesses and the community, and we are thrilled to have raised a total over of $26,000 this year.
Emceed by one of our most loyal supporters, the charismatic Aaron Ward, Colour Me Purple was once again a fabulous night of high-energy performances, wonderful connections and passionate public support.
During the silent auction, guests were serenaded by jazz singer Jennifer Calvey, while enjoying refreshments from Heineken and Export Citrus, and delicious canapés provided by Color Me Purple’s principle sponsor and venue provider KPMG.
Guests were treated to performances by comedian Tarun Mohanbhai, Dancing with the Stars personality Brian Jones, with award-winning dancers Hannah Honey and George Ciprian, and Kiwi music icon Debbie Harwood, who performed a touching duet with her daughter Gala.