Thanks to the significant contribution of Auckland Airport, our annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge continues to be a hugely successfully event, raising over $1M each year for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.
The Auckland Airport rescue fire team played a leading role in setting up the event in 2005. Since then, fire teams have worked tirelessly each year to raise money by spending many evenings training on the escalators at the airport and raising funds from travellers and visitors who generously donate to the cause. Auckland Airport has also been a key sponsor of the event since 2009.
Teams from right across the organisation, from finance to engineering, also do their own fundraising before taking on the Auckland Sky Tower for the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge.
Staff and management are proud of their efforts to raise funds throughout the year and promote LBC’s work.
We are delighted to announce that Bridgestone New Zealand has recently become a major partner of LBC.
Bridgestone New Zealand is part of the Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s leading tyre manufacturer. In New Zealand there is a wide network of retailers, providing a comprehensive range of tyre-related services.
The team at Bridgestone is looking forward to taking part in LBC’s events as well as developing some unique opportunities to fundraise and support our work across the country.
We are proud to have the long-term support of Fidelity Life, the country’s largest New Zealand owned and managed life insurance and savings company.
The team at Fidelity Life show the way in community spirit, raising significant funds for LBC through a variety of fundraising activities. These include event sponsorship of SKYCITY Dining for a Difference, the 100 Hole Golf Marathon Challenge and the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge. The senior management team have all enthusiastically been involved in Shave for a Cure.
PwC has been a key partner of LBC for over a decade. PwC is committed to being a contributing member of society by engaging with communities to create something better for everyone and tackling the complex issues.
PwC has raised more than $700,000 for LBC including supporting the Pork Pie Charity Run and actively holding a biennial Shave for a Cure event with Bell Gully.
More recently, fundraising activities have been co-ordinated through the company’s community involvement programme The PwC Foundation.
Suzuki is LBC’s vehicle sponsor and currently provides the Support Services team with highly efficient Suzuki Balenos to ensure that they remain mobile at all times to support patients and their families. The cars are based in the LBC Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch offices and travel throughout New Zealand.
These vehicles are essential for LBC to continue supporting patients and their families throughout the country. Whether it’s visiting patients at their home or taking them to appointments, travelling to smaller towns to run support groups or picking up supplies so that family members have one less thing to worry about, these cars help provide vital support in so many ways.
Thanks to Suzuki our Support Services coordinators travelled over 72,000 kms in 2014.
Since 2015 Suzuki has also provided two branded cars for our Shave for a Cure campaigns, with Shavees invited to sign the ‘Shavemobiles’ and write messages of hope and encouragement.
Suzuki head office staff and franchisees are also active fundraisers in LBC key events.