Our story began in 2013, when TimeOut founder Ronda Amende was diagnosed with a rare cancer and given 12 months to live.
Ronda was determined to fight her illness and began a three-year battle with chemotherapy, beating her cancer into remission.
With so much heartbreak and uncertainty during this trying time, a chance gesture from a work colleague provided much-needed relief - some time away at a family holiday home on the hills of Lake Taupo.
Ronda and her family were given the opportunity to escape, put time on hold and share precious moments together, creating memories that would last a lifetime.
Inspired by the gratitude she felt, Ronda wanted other families in need to have this experience and the idea for TimeOut was born.
In 2016, the charity was formed; a not-for-profit organisation, connecting generous holiday homeowners with people with terminal illnesses, providing gifted experiences like the one Ronda was given.
Today, we're grateful and proud to have over 100 holiday homes on offer from generous kiwis, giving people in need and their families the chance to create special memories together.