Meet the Angels

Left to right: Sharon Johnston, Merle Moffit, Tricia Stuart. Tracey Castleton, Lynne Ehau

Missing: Koa Saxby, Pam Williams, Adele Smith

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Being part of something worthy has always been important for Adele, and being the Co-ordinator for a fund that helps support and empower women through small interest-free loans, certainly fulfils that need. She came into the role towards the end of 2016 and brought with her a background in tertiary and secondary teaching, as well as in the private and public sectors. Adele also co-owns and co-manages a tourism business near Mapua. She enjoys spending time with her husband, seven sheep, ten chickens and their 18 year old cat on their lifestyle block and loves catching up with her adult children when they're around, and with her friends and extended family.  

Co-ordinator

Adele Smith

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Pam Williams ‘retired' to live in Richmond in 2012 and joined the Nelson Angel Fund a year later. She spent her professional career in education: teaching, advising, researching and promoting education through various NGOs, organisations and community groups. Pam has a special interest in helping women become independent, especially through widening and strengthening their education and using their abilities to create their own paths to personal fulfilment.

Angel Trustee

Pam Williams

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Lynne Ehau, a primary trained teacher, has worked with and taught English to Japanese students. She helped her husband with the business of developing their deer farm into a housing subdivision. She also belongs to Soroptimists which is a worldwide volunteer service organisation for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Angel Trustee

Lynne Ehau

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Merle is a retired hospice nurse and beekeeper.
She has been an Angel trustee for ten years and still gets a buzz out of empowering women to become stronger and more independent.

Angel Trustee

Merle Moffitt

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Koa Saxby moved to Marahau in 2015 after many years involvement with community groups in Christchurch.  She had previously been a Trustee for Just Dollars and the Co-ordinator for the Christchurch Angel Fund - Wahine Putea and her background also includes work as an accounts technician.  Koa is inspired by what women can achieve with a small loan that supports their moving towards their goals in education or generating income.  

Angel Trustee

Koa Saxby

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Tricia moved to Nelson in 2017 and joined the NWLF board at the beginning of 2018. She spends her weekdays working as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. When not working Tricia really enjoys exploring all the cultural, outdoor, and musical activities that this region has to offer. She is extremely excited to be working alongside the amazing women involved in NAWLF and helping to assist other women to make their work and educational dreams a reality.

Angel Trustee

Tricia Stuart

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Sharon Johnston has been a trustee of NAWF for two years. She is also Secretary and Co-Convenor of the Nelson Women's Centre and a volunteer for Hospice Nelson.

Angel Board Member

Sharon Johnston

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Tracey is a recent addition to the Nelson community having moved to Nelson for work in 2016. She joined NAWLF in 2019 after learning about the amazing work they do to support and empower women in this community.  Tracey is inspired by the dreams they fund with the help of generous donations they receive. Whilst working as an accountant keeps her busy during the week,she  enjoys spending  weekends on a bike heading to the lovely Saturday markets or exploring some of the beautiful local hiking tracks.”

Angel Trustee

Tracey Castleton

PO Box 633, Nelson 7040

E: nelsonwomensloanfund@gmail.com

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PH 021 0272 4890

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