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The Trust

The Stop the Bus film project is brought to you by the Stop the Bus Charitable Trust, a registered ‘not-for-profit’ charity (CC53715) who is intent on promoting the wellbeing of New Zealand children.   The STB Charitable Trust is governed by independent Trustees who look after all financial matters relating to this project.   We are currently fundraising for the Stop the Bus Film Project – money raised is likely to include a contribution to budgeted filming and travel costs, so we can raise awareness of child abuse in New Zealand and support the people and groups in our communities who are promoting the wellbeing of children.  Donation decisions will be made by the Trustees of Stop the Bus Charitable Trust.

Stop The Bus Charitable Trust is a ‘not for profit’, registered charity (CC53715) with donee status meaning your donations to this cause are tax deductible.  All money raised will go to charitable purposes in New Zealand

Every small donation really does help bring the STB film project to life so we can raise awareness about child abuse and help empower more people to be a part of the solution.

You can donate via our Givealittle Page here or contact us if you would like to donate directly to the Trust account or set up a regular support payment.

Our Trustees:

Jo Rusling
Having siblings that came as foster children and fortunately stayed forever has made me aware of the multitude of obstacles children of New Zealand can face. Some children are lucky and are given support yet others face a road of turmoil and muddling through life. What a privilege to be behind a cause such as Stop the Bus. Changing the landscape ahead of our young people who suffer is imperative. - Jo is a small business owner of The Activist at the Colab in Te Awamutu and a local squash champ in her spare time!
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Campbell Stewart
It can be hard to know where to start with the issue of child abuse. The Stop The Bus project excited me because of its purpose to inspire and equip New Zealanders to make a difference in their communities, even through simple or small acts of kindness. By sharing what other community champions and groups are doing to combat child abuse and enhance child wellbeing, ideas can be spread, new ideas can be born, and movements can find new support. It's our future New Zealand - let's stop the abuse. - Campbell is a property and trusts lawyer with Tompkins Wake. He also holds a bus licence which is super helpful to this project!
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Katie Donovan

When I heard about Stop the Bus something resounded within me and I thought 'wow, I would like to meet these people and I want to support the mission and vision that they have'.  As a teacher I have seen many young people suffering because of abuse and wanted to be part of a solution.  A solution that involves every day people stepping up and saying we need to value our children and let’s actually do something!!