Win tickets to Gibbs Farm!

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This competition has now closed. However, you can still buy tickets to join us for this incredible day out!    Terms and conditions: This promotion is only open to residents of New Zealand. Entries are limited to one per person. Unless otherwise stated, the winners will be picked at random. Travel to and from Gibbs Farm is at the winner’s own expense. Personal details provided to participate in this promotion … Read More

Gibbs Farm postponed to 13 March

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Gibbs Farm Update: We’re very relieved that Auckland is now at alert level 2, with the rest of the country moving to level 1. Unfortunately though, with the limit on the number of people at events and social gatherings under Level 2 restrictions, we won’t be able to go ahead with our Gibbs Farm event this Saturday. The great news is – our friends at Gibbs Farm have given us … Read More

A lasting difference

Janet Mikkelsen is Louise’s older sister and has been on our Board of Trustees since Sweet Louise began almost 15 years ago.  “We were a close family growing up. Louise was fiercely independent and full of life. “Not many people knew how sick Louise really was. Two weeks before she died, Louise went to her book club, even though she had to take her oxygen tank. “Louise didn’t want to … Read More

Marina’s marathon

In November 2019, Marina Fowler completed the Auckland Marathon 11km Traverse in memory of her mum, Laural. With the support of friends and family, she raised over $970! Marina said: “We were blown away by the support mum received from Sweet Louise. Mum was the only one of her friends going through stage 4 breast cancer, so meeting other women in the same situation was invaluable.” “This whole process with … Read More

On video: Gifts to the Future

This video series, created through a partnership between Sweet Louise, The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and Metavivors NZ, is called The Gifts to the Future, He Koha ā Mua Legacy Project. It’s about acknowledging the distinct needs of those people who have the advanced, incurable form of breast cancer who have felt hidden away and ignored. The Gifts to the Future, He Koha ā Mua Legacy … Read More

Sweet Connection: latest news and inspiration

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The latest issue of our newsletter Sweet Connection is here! Inside, you’ll be able to read all about the difference your generosity is making to women around the country who are living with incurable breast cancer. You can also hear from amazing supporters across New Zealand who are raising funds to make a difference for people in their community who are living with incurable breast cancer. Download and read the latest … Read More

Divide & share

Last spring, Rendell McIntosh felt inspired to do something extra special to raise funds for Sweet Louise. Following a garden tidy up, Rendell sold winter roses and clivia outside his home to raise an amazing $656! He’s now hoping to launch this as a nationwide fundraiser next year. “My sister died of breast cancer and I know of others who are living with the diagnosis. The plant sale was a … Read More

Buzz for Breasts

Mary’s ‘Buzz for Breasts’ Fundraiser! Inspired by a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Mary Hambly from Dunedin is raising funds for Sweet Louise by shaving off all her hair! Everyone is invited to join her for the ceremonial cutting at 6pm on Wednesday, 2 December, at A Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Place, Dunedin. Mary will also be selling her long locks to Freedom Wigs and … Read More

Join us at Gibbs Farm, 13 March 2021

Our Gibbs Farm fundraiser will now take place on Saturday, 13 March 2021. Thanks to everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!  Gibbs Farm open-air sculpture park is home to a series of major site-specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Len Lye and Richard Serra. Pack a picnic lunch or pre order one from Picnic Box and enjoy … Read More

A collage of kindness

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Emma Prill is a Tauranga-based artist who has exhibited her gorgeous botanical collages both nationally and internationally. Her largest work to date is her installation ‘Colourfield’ which was an immersive large scale garden, made entirely from canvas and cardboard, that took over the main atrium of Tauranga Art Gallery.At a recent workshop, Emma shared her knowledge, methods and inspiration with the Sweet Louise community, where all those taking part had … Read More

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