What's it all about?

*ESD within copy stands for Espin-Scott & Dunsmore

BUSY BEES is a charity pop-up shop raising funds for families in need in the Waikato.  The pop up shop operates Thursday through Saturday, 10am-2pm, at the new premises, Union Parish Centre, corner Bryce and Queen Streets, Cambridge.  

The BUSY BEES team warmly welcomes you as a shopper, a donator, or both!

BUSY BEES was founded by Brenda Rameka and Betty Busst, both grandmothers, raising grandchildren.

As parents, ESD understand how expensive it is to raise kids from littlies through to teenagers.   
We wanted to support and contribute, but ... HOW?

Our How?

One of the most expensive items in the shopping trolley is toiletries. 
When ‘feeding’ a family is the focus, toiletries become a lesser priority. 
So, here was the gap we figured we could fill.

We’re kicking off with a “bi monthly” programme, starting SEPTEMBER.  Given the recent Covid lockdowns we'll take this through to the end of NOVEMBER.  SEPT / OCT / NOV will
will be toothbrush and toothpaste months.  Feel free to throw in some floss. Go wild! 

At the end of the period we will hand over what has been donated to BUSY BEES to distribute to “families in need’ as they see fit.  They may wait and make up toiletry packs to give to families.

Your How?

Please join with ESD this SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER and purchase a toothbrush, toothpaste or mouthwash/floss/floss picks. All very easy!

Phone Deb or Steph and we will pick up from you or you can pop into the Sheridan office at 75 Victoria Arcade (next to the Prince Albert Pub) and put your contribution into our toothbrush and toothpaste collection containers.


     021 706 455


      021 441 706

Sheridan Real Estate office - Prince Albert Arcade | 75 Victoria Street, Cambridge  

How are we doing?

Click here to see how many 'unit' donations we receive. We'll update weekly and will also post on our Facebook page.

When we collect from you, or drop off to us, there will be a 'supporters' register should you wish to sign. We'd love to add your name as 'a supporter' of The Replacement Programme.

So ... While we are starting small, collectively we can achieve BIG!

Meet some of the team

They nearly all need to BEE replaced.  (The tampons and the hair gel have been).  



How are we Doing?







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