Local raises $15,000 for charity

Natasha Unkovich pictured with her sponsor, local real estate agent Angela Rudling. Together they organised a charity auction at Basalt which raised almost $13,000 for Annie’s Lifeline.

Local teacher and Miss World finalist Natasha Unkovich has raised more than $15,000 in a string of local fundraising events.

Over the weekend Unkovich held a movie fundraiser at The Monterey, a sausage sizzle and with the help of her sponsor Angela Rudling, a charity auction at Basalt in an effort to raise funds for Annie’s Lifeline.

Annie’s lifeline is the chosen charity for the Miss World NZ fundraising efforts, and goes towards helping give young adults who have suffered from mental illness or youth suicide survivors a scholarship to kick start their studies.

“It was a whirlwind weekend and I am so happy to share that we raised over $15,000 for an incredible cause so I am very happy,” she says.

“I cannot thank the community enough for coming together and for their generosity in donating to such a worthy organisation that helps give those suffering from mental illness a way into study.”

Unkovich will take the stage at Miss World NZ on May 5.


  1. I didn’t realize this sort of “competition” still existed today. A throwback to the seventies.

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