5 February 2009
The partnership between Hamilton, the Porter family and the Hamilton 400 organisers will continue this year with a repeat of last year's Mark Porter Memorial Dinner.
The charity dinner will be held on Thursday, 16 April.
The organising committee has announced that CPS, an organisation dedicated to preventing harm to children, will this year be the benefitting charity.
CPS is a national organisation based in Hamilton.
Mark Porter's widow Adrienne Porter, a member of the organising committee, is delighted the dinner has become an annual event.
"It is tremendous that our memory of Mark is so well associated with the Hamilton 400 and all that happens around the event. It has always been our intention that where possible the charity associated with the Mark Porter Memorial Dinner has a link with children … so it is great that this has again been possible this year."
CPS spokesperson Janine Evans says they're very excited to be involved.
"This is a great opportunity for us to work with all the partners, particularly with Adrienne. The timing is also special as it coincides with us celebrating 15 years of working to protect children."
CPS will use money raised from the dinner to help fund its services and programmes to address the underlying causes of child maltreatment.
The charity associated with the dinner last year was the Waikato Hospice Rainbow Place facility.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name: Adrienne Porter
Tel (Direct): 61 7 5532 9411
Mobile: 61 410 002 118
Name: Philip Burton
Designation: General Manager Communication and Marketing
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6507
Mobile: 021 428 748
Fax (Direct): 07 838 6761