Farmers Trading Company have been generous supporters of LBC since 2008.
Over this time Farmers have supported LBC with a range of fundraising activity. Earlier initiatives included the successful Queens Birthday Gold Coin promotions and LBC were formerly the official charity of the annual Auckland Farmer’s Santa Parade.
Farmer’s stores nationwide support LBC’s Shave for a Cure campaign. 20 stores across the country held public Shave for a Cure events and sold merchandise raising over $173,000 in 2015.
Farmers also support our Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge every year, entering a large number of teams who lead the fundraising.
During Queen’s Birthday Weekend in 2015 Farmer’s raised an incredible $104,000 in the ‘Life-Changing Small Change’ in store promotion which ran across the country.
Farmers provided LBC a $1 million gift as part of the centenary celebrations in 2009 and have since continued their corporate commitment.
Managing Director, Rod McDermott says that Farmers supports LBC as its primary charity because blood cancers and blood conditions affect all New Zealand families.
LBC also acknowledges the personal interest and support that we receive from Farmers owners, Anne and David Norman and their family.
SKYCITY has been a longstanding partner of LBC through hosting and supporting three of LBC’s iconic fundraising events.
The Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge is an immensely popular event amongst the firefighting community. Hundreds of firefighters from throughout NZ and overseas, race to conquer the 51 flights of the Sky Tower, wearing 25kgs of breathing apparatus to raise vital funds for LBC.
The Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge is a newer event which is hugely popular and growing fast. Teams from corporate organisations around the country battle it out to be the fastest team to the top of the Sky Tower. As part of their commitment to the event, the teams spend the weeks leading up to the day fundraising within their corporates and networks to raise funds for LBC.
These two events provide the only access to the Sky Tower stairwell by the general public.
SKYCITY Dining for a Difference is a unique event held every 18 months. It is coordinated with celebrity chef Peter Gordon who brings together a group of talented chefs to create and showcase unique menus for the diners at their tables.