Face to face fundraising

Blind Low Vision NZ are working with a professional marketing organisation to visit members of the public at their homes to give them the opportunity to become Red Puppy Sponsors.

Why are we doing this?

It takes more than two years to breed and train a Blind Low Vision NZ guide dog, and so the regular support of Red Puppy Sponsors is essential to support these amazing wee puppies through their training. Face to face fundraising enables us to talk to thousands of New Zealanders about guide dogs and the difference these puppies will one day make for Kiwis who are blind or have low vision.

Blind Low Vision NZ is a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA). The PFRA works with charities to ensure quality, integrity and transparency in face to face fundraising by creating an atmosphere of public confidence and regulatory satisfaction.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fundraisers have been put through updated health and safety processes to ensure they understand how to keep themselves and members of the public safe and physical distancing is being observed, as per the Ministry of Health’s requirements.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Our fundraisers care about the health of the community and adhere to strict level 2 Health & Safety procedures, in accordance to PFRA (Public Fundraising Regulatory Association) guidelines.   These are as follows:

  • All Fundraisers read and sign an updated COVID policy so they understand all requirements they are to adhere to, during level 2 and 2.5.
  • Fundraisers are given regular Health and Safety briefing during this time to ensure policies are clear and updated as required.
  • Fundraisers must adhere to social distancing requirements.  They must stand 2 meters back wherever possible at all times.
  • All fundraisers have masks and wear these if social distancing of 2 meters is not possible.
  • Fundraisers offer contact tracing to any member of the public via the NZ Covid-19 Tracker QR Code – the code is specific to each team working together in a suburb.
  • Fundraisers keep a record of all addresses visited to assist with contact tracing.
  • There will be no handout of collateral to people at the door during alert level 2.
  • All fundraisers carry hand sanitiser and iPads are wiped down after each use.
  • If someone is sick, they are required to stay home, without exception and follow the Healthline advice re COVID -19 testing.

How do I identify Blind Low Vision NZ fundraisers?

Legitimate Blind Low Vision NZ face to face fundraisers will:

  • Be wearing an official red vest displaying the Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs logo.
  • Be displaying an identification badge with their name, photo and identification number.
  • Never ask for or accept a cash donation
  • Be carrying up-to-date Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs literature and an iPad.


Why are the fundraisers using iPads?

We are constantly looking at ways to reduce costs and to improve the performance of our fundraising efforts. Using iPads lowers the cost of administration; eliminates errors that could mean we can’t process your donation or contact you about it, and it is extremely secure. For example, personal information and donation details (e.g. credit card details) are instantly encrypted using bank-grade encryption.



Our team and locations

Each week we will publish the neighbourhoods where our fundraisers will be visiting.
From Monday 28 September to Saturday 03 October our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7.30 pm in the following areas:


Auckland suburbs:

  • Albany
  • Avondale
  • Belmont
  • Botany Downs
  • Devonport
  • Drury
  • Eden Terrace
  • Forrest Hill
  • Glen Eden
  • Glen Innes
  • Grey Lynn
  • Gulf Harbour
  • Henderson
  • Hobsonville
  • Manurewa
  • Millwater
  • Mount Eden
  • Mt Wellington
  • Northcote
  • Orewa
  • Papakura
  • Ponsonby
  • Pukekohe
  • Ranui
  • Sandringham
  • Silverdale
  • Swanson
  • Takinini
  • Torbay
  • Western Heights
  • Whangaparaoa

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Alexandre Sarrazin
  • Antonia Kaib
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Corvin Caydan
  • David Smythe
  • Deepak Ruthala
  • Dixa Fulara
  • Florenica Magali
  • Israa Anbour
  • Jennifer Shcmidt
  • Jess Impson-Davey
  • Jesse Leatinuu
  • Jordana Johnstone-Chappell
  • Manideep Medisetti
  • Melanie Gehl
  • Nassim Mkichri
  • Nicky Day
  • Paige Mayo
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Raul Freddy Fabiksik
  • Ricky Ward
  • Sagar Kumarot
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Stephen Young
  • Steven Joseph
  • Tara Dean
  • Taylor Butler
  • Wesley Bezuidenhout


Hamilton suburbs:

  • Avalon
  • Bader
  • Beerescourt
  • Chartwell
  • Chedworth
  • Claudelands
  • Deanwell
  • Dinsdale
  • Enderley
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview Downs
  • Fitzroy
  • Flagstaff
  • Forest Lake
  • Frankton
  • Glenview
  • Grandview Heights
  • Hamilton Central
  • Hamilton East
  • Hamilton Lake
  • Harrowfield
  • Hillcrest
  • Huntington
  • Maeroa
  • Melville
  • Nawton
  • Northgate
  • Pukete
  • Queenwood
  • Riverlea
  • Rototuna
  • Rototuna North
  • Saint Andrews
  • Silverdale
  • Te Rapa
  • Te Rapa Park
  • Temple View
  • Western Heights
  • Whitiora

Hamilton Fundraisers:

  • Steven Joseph
  • Taylor Butler
  • Wesley Bezuidenhout

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty suburbs:

  • Athenree
  • Bowentown
  • Omokoroa
  • Oropi
  • Paengaroa
  • Tanners Point
  • Te Puna
  • Waihi Beach
  • Waihi Matamata

Bay of Plenty Fundraisers:

  • Christa Harvey
  • Jamie Price
  • Jayden Mcdermott
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Opal Little


Tauranga suburbs:

  • Bellevue
  • Bethlehem
  • Brookfield
  • Gate Pa
  • Greerton
  • Hairini
  • Judea
  • Katikati
  • Matapihi
  • Matua
  • Maungatapu
  • Ohauiti
  • Otumoetai
  • Papamoa
  • Papamoa Beach
  • Parkvale
  • Poike
  • Pyes Pa
  • Tauranga
  • Tauranga South
  • Tauriko
  • Welcome Bay

Tauranga Fundraisers:

  • Christa Harvey
  • Jamie Price
  • Jayden Mcdermott
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Opal Little

New Plynouth

New Plymouth suburbs:

  • Bell Block
  • Blagdon
  • Ferndale
  • Fitzroy

New Plymouth Fundraisers:

  • Matthew Wallis


Wellington suburbs:

  • Boulcott
  • Carterton
  • Eketahuna
  • Epuni
  • Fairfield
  • Grenada Village
  • Greytown
  • Karaka Bay
  • Kelburn
  • Martinborough
  • Masterton
  • Maupuia
  • Miramar
  • Moera
  • Mt Cook
  • Newlands
  • Otaki
  • Pahiatua
  • Paparangi
  • Pukerua Bay
  • Seatoun
  • Strathmore
  • Thorndon
  • Wainuiomata
  • Waiwhetu
  • Waterloo
  • Woodridge

Wellington Fundraisers:

  • Andy Collins
  • Anil Theron
  • Bill Cox-Morton
  • David Mitchell
  • Ethan Daymond
  • Peter Cartwright
  • Tara Dean
  • Timothy Williams
  • Zachery Sapeas


Christchurch suburbs:

  • Avonhead
  • Beckenham
  • Christchurch City
  • Edgeware
  • Halswell
  • Ilam
  • Kaiapoi
  • New Brighton
  • Opawa
  • Philipstown
  • Rangiora
  • Southshore
  • Sydenham
  • Waltham
  • Woolston

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Courtney Colville
  • Harrison Blackburn
  • Stacey Scott
  • Tyler Chase
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Low Vision NZ fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad