AHG NZ Black-Tie Dinner raises $300,000 

Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) NZ and its Auckland dealerships organised the eight black-tie dinner and auction charity dinner this July, raising more than $300,000 for Cure Kids and Camp Quality.

The charity dinner has raised almost a million dollars for Camp Quality to date. For the first time, this year’s event also benefitted Cure Kids.

The dinner, which was attended by over 300 people, featured a live and silent auction.

Following the successful auction of an iconic 2016 Ford Mustang last year on Trade Me, AHG NZ listed three online auctions – a Ford Ranger, a Mazda and a KTM 390 Duke bike. Other popular auction items included Australian sports packages, paintings, jewellery and experiences. All the proceeds raised from the event will be split between Camp Quality New Zealand and Cure Kids.

Speaking of Cure Kids relationship with John Andrew Mazda, Frances Benge, Cure Kids’s CEO said, “We are honoured and privileged to be a part of this amazing event and are extremely proud of the partnership we’ve developed that has allowed Cure Kids to have a measurable impact in improving health outcomes for children, both in New Zealand and internationally through research.”

Julian Stone, John Andrew Mazda Dealer Principal adds, “Each year we look forward to this event and continuing our commitment to contribute to the future of children in our community and across New Zealand. I’m proud to have seen the event evolve over the years and grow into what it is today, a feat that would have been otherwise impossible without the generous support of our partners and our manufacturers. The addition of Cure Kids to this year’s event is particularly pleasing as it is a charity close to our organisation’s heart.”

Thanks to AHG, John Andrew Ford and Mazda and all the generous customers, staff, business partners and volunteers who made this event possible.