Community Support

During December we rolled out our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative which is designed to give our team input into fulfilling our mission which includes giving back to our community. This initiative saw each team member given the opportunity to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation of $500 each. Now its presentation time and we are delighted to be able to support these charities. What a way to finish 2018!

Taranaki Retreat Trust

Sometimes we all need a little support. The Taranaki Retreat Trust are supporting those men, women, and whanau going through any kind of trauma, depression, anxiety, struggles, or even suicidal thoughts. Hospitality, space and pastoral care are the heartbeat of this vision. The team at Taranaki Retreat are friendly, non-judgemental, and there to help those in need and make a difference in the lives of many in our communities. They count it a privilege to offer some time out and have seen first hand how much some space to breathe can offer people the opportunity to see a new way forward or to find hope.


Taranaki Retreat estimate they receive around 120 enquiries for support each month and this donation helps cover all aspects of a guests stay at the Retreat for a whole week. The team at Waterworks are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.


A special thanks to Suzy Allen, Jamie Allen, Sam Warwick, Annaliese Devoy, and the team at Taranaki Retreat, you do an outstanding job for the community.

Taranaki Retreat Trust


Sailability Taranaki Trust

 

The Sailability Taranaki Trust help both intellectually and physically disabled to sail. This is achieved through training and custom designed boats suiting the needs of each specific disabilities. They help make sailing a sport for these people, so they can compete against able bodied sailors. Physiotherapists rate this program highly as it gives the disabled full control. One example Dave Allerton gave us was, they have a girl with cerebral palsy and only has the use of one digit, that is her big toe. The Sailability Trust have arranged a custom-made boat for her which operates from an iPad which she can operate with her toe.


The trust has been operating for 8 years and is helping over 400 kids per year. It’s not only limited to kids however, the oldest person they have helped is a 93 year old lady who had it on her bucket list to go sailing. The trust helped her fulfil this dream.


The donation of $500 from Waterworks goes towards the day-to-day running costs on the trust such as insurance, maintenance, and storage. The team at Waterworks are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.

Sailability Taranaki Trust


Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust is the charity responsible for providing an emergency rescue helicopter service to the Taranaki regional community. When there is a life-threatening emergency, the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter is available 24/7/365 to provide a fast, life-saving air rescue and medical service. Armed with life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics, the rescue helicopter is a vital emergency resource to the Taranaki region and is on-call to wider New Zealand.


As of the 19th of December, the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter has performed 186 missions. 55% are Rural Callouts, 85% Rescue Callouts, 15% Medical Transfers, and 7% Marine Callouts.


The team at Waterworks are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust


Taranaki Animal Protection Trust

 

Attention animal lovers. Largely an unseen service for the community, the Taranaki Animal Protection Trust provide a 24/7 service looking after animals in need of tender, love, and care. Most of the rescued animals are domestic cats which have been mis-treated. The trust is run on voluntary labour and is currently caring for around 40 cats.


The trust estimated costs for the care of the cats could be around $1000 per month, however due to generous community support this has been lowered. The donation from Waterworks goes toward providing food and veterinary services for these animals.


Waterworks are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.

Taranaki Animal Protection Trust


LandSAR

Volunteering to keep our communities safe. LandSAR are a national volunteer organisation which provides land search and rescue services to lost, missing and injured all over New Zealand. Volunteers operate in suburban, urban, wilderness and rural areas including regional and forest parks, shorelines and caves. These unpaid professionals offer their specialist search and rescue skills free to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From July 2017 to June 2018 they donated over 41,000 hours to rescue operations to help save 65 people, rescue 191 and assist another 426.


This is truly and honourable service to our community and Waterworks is privileged to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.

 

LandSAR


Red Cross

Red Cross are another organisation caring for both old and young in communities across New Zealand. Their work is largely unseen and provide the bare care and small privileges many would otherwise miss out on. Some of the initiatives Red Cross run are:

  • Disaster Relief – setting up and running welfare centres for those displaced from their homes by disaster.
  • Meals on Wheels – delivering meals to the elderly who are unable to care for themselves.
  • First Aid Training
  • Mentoring Program for Teenagers – helping them learn trade skills and developing good connections in society.
  • Community Transport – driving those unable to drive themselves to various destinations.
  • Food packs & gifts – providing food packs and gifts for underprivilege children.


Waterworks are honoured to be able to support such a worthy cause as part of our mission of giving back to the community in our ‘Community Support 2018’ initiative.

Red Cross

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