Hi everyone and welcome. It’s been a crazy year for Hugo but I am really proud of the great team we have gathered around us and of the donations we have made so far. Our donations team led by Julia Hunter and Aoibheann Monaghan have researched numerous charitable causes and met a huge number of inspiring people working hard in our communities to make a positive social impact.
It would be fair to say that Maryanne set us an ambitious target for our first year of giving, but my fellow trustees and I are very happy having achieved our charitable goals for our first financial year.
For the financial year, Hugo’s donations totalled $3,007,125.49 given to over 70 great New Zealand charities and causes.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that for the first two years all our costs and overheads are being covered by Maryanne Green and Alice Watson from distributions from the Hugh Green Family Trust of which the trustees are Maryanne Green, Alice Watson and myself, so every cent of the Hugo Charitable Trust is being used to support our charitable purposes.
From our founder Maryanne Green, Alice Watson, the trustees of the Hugo Charitable Trust – Mark Owens, Stephen Hunter, Kathryn Roberts and Bruce Stewart QC, our CFO Kerry Ludlam, and our donations team Julia and Aoibheann, we hope you enjoy reading our first annual report. We thank you for your continued support being a Friend of Hugo.