Quirky calendar raises funds for mental health

The Howick Hoo Hoops are hosting an official launch for their 2019 calendar. Proceeds from the calendar sales will go towards a mental health charity of their choice. Photos supplied.

Local ladies are stepping up to raise awareness and funds for mental health with a cheeky calendar.

The Howick Hoo Hoops are a powerhooping movement to help raise awareness and help shift attitudes mental health problems throughout New Zealand.

This Saturday they are hosting a public launch event for their calendars at The Howick Club on Saturday December 15, 7pm – 9pm.

With the help of generous sponsors and volunteers, The Howick Hoo Hoops were able to create this calendar at no cost meaning every cent raised from the sale of the calendars will go to a Mental Health charity in New Zealand.

In the calendar they have celebrated women, in a tasteful, slightly cheeky and quirky way.
The calendar also has a collection of meaningful and inspiring messages inside.

The Howick Hoo Hoops worked alongside the founder of Powerhoop NZ, Amy McAuley to bring the calendar to life.

“Mental health is a topic very close to the heart.  Having suffered from depression on and off for most of my 20s and 30s, battling and finally beating a pretty severe eating disorder, as well as Post Natal Depression, I know how important it is to have a lifeline to help you through these extremely dark times,” says Amy, author of the message inside the calendar.

“Exercise changed everything for me, and since I found my trusty Powerhoop, I have managed to change my life around and feel blessed that I now live in a much happier and healthier place. For the past six years I have been passionately helping others do the same thing.”

You can purchase the calendar on Trade Me. Type: ‘The Howick Hoo Hoops Calendar 2019’ into the search bar.

Or better yet, head to the launch this weekend to meet the powerful ladies behind the images. For more information visit the event Facebook page here.