Pillars Award

Verna McFelin of the PILLARS Trust receiving a cheque from the National President Kay Blackburn.

Congratulations to Verna McFelin and Pillars for winning the Community of the Year award received at the Mitre 10 New Zealand Awards in 1918.

Verna is the Founder and Chief Executive of Pillars, guiding the organisation for over twenty-five years.   The focus of Pillars is to be a strong advocate for the rights of Children of prisoners in New Zealand and to develop best practice in order to prevent inter-generational offending. www.pillars.org.nz

Catholic Women’s League is proud to have chosen Pillars as the recipient of the 2018 At Home Appeal.  This meant members were able to learn more about Pillars, support those working in the field of helping Children with imprisoned family members and to raise funds to further Pillars’ aims.  A cheque was presented to Verna at the National Conference in Wellington by the retiring National President, Kay Blackburn.