As a business we look to support from a very basic foundation in the people around us and our communities. We have supported many charities over the years, mainly based around Children's welfare. One of the more recent initiatives is the 'I have a dream programme' here in New Zealand, Kiri sits on the Board of this very special and much needed Charitable Trust. The programme this year assists and supports the education of up to 1500 children in the Whangarei area. This commitment to the children on the programme is given wholeheartedly for over 13 years. 'I have a Dream' physically and immediately creates change, growth and betterment for not only these children but also their families.
Ants Backhouse CEO of I have a dream programme NZ and a few of the dreamers
We also had the priviledge of hanging out with Dukie King last year. Dukie was nominated for the New Zealand Attitude live awards for his incredible attitude to life as a burns survivor. The awards could only get Dukie and his mum up to Akl for the Awards ceremony, not his dad and 8 other siblings. So we started a 'give a little page' and asked a few friends for their support and managed to get his whole family up. Loads of kiwi's came together for Dukie and made his visit to Auckland one to remember. His Inspirational story is here.
Gifting Dukie Korowai and Pounamu for his Attitude Live Awards Ceremony