At Axenic we are proud to have been able to support and donate to the Karunai Illam Trust for several years now. Axenic’s association originally started with Axenic staff Jim Shaw and Jo Coffey supporting the children’s home in India with both time and money. Over the years Axenic’s support has included a photographic exhibition at The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae and the “cleaning” and donation of much-needed laptops to the Trust. Our most recent support has gone towards furnishing the boys’ hostel within the new Illam complex where the children live outside the school day.
Axenic staff Jim Shaw and Jo Coffey support a children’s home in India; Jim giving money, Jo gives time. Recently Jo approached Axenic’s General Manager, Terry Chapman, to support a photographic exhibition at The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae.
So, what is the story of the exhibition and why is Axenic keen to support this?
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