FleetPartners helps keep CanTeen on the road
CanTeen, a non-profit organisation focused on providing information and supporting teenagers with cancer, has just taken delivery of a brand new Mazda3, 2L Sport GSX Hatch thanks to FleetPartners.
FleetPartners is one of New Zealand’s leading mobility solution providers and when CanTeen New Zealand’s CEO, David Pearce was contacted he was over the moon with the generous donation.
“We support young people living with cancer across the whole country including regional and rural areas and therefore transport can be an issue. This gift is a practical tool that will be well received.” Mr Pearce said.
“Many of our current vehicles are more than five years old which increases the maintenance and running costs, so we are very excited to have the new Mazda3 in our fleet to help service New Zealand communities,” Mr Pearce said.
CanTeen’s Bay of Plenty office will be the recipient of the new Mazda3.
FleetPartners won the vehicle through SharpDrive, a fully New Zealand-owned and designed innovation in motor vehicle driver training, developed by businessman, Keith Redit and driving trainer, Graham Sharp.
“The program does not substitute practical driving experience but enhances the driver’s understanding of safe behaviour behind the wheel whilst also improving their fuel economy, reducing wear and tear on tyres and engines, and teaching them to be greener drivers,” Mr Redit said.
FleetPartners signed up to SharpDrive for all their staff as part of their commitment to improving driver knowledge and behaviour on the road and were excited to hear they were the recipients of the Win a Mazda 323 competition valued at NZ$35,395 thanks to Mazda New Zealand and ANZ.
“We are pleased to be able to donate this vehicle to such a worthwhile charity as CanTeen,” said Dennis Kelly, Managing Director of FleetPartners New Zealand.
“Many of our staff identified CanTeen as an organisation they believe in supporting through our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment.”
Both Mazda and ANZ are committed to helping New Zealand communities. “To expect safer communities tomorrow, we need to start today. That’s why we’ve gotten behind SharpDrive and their commitment toward improving the safe operation of motor vehicles on New Zealand roads,” said Glenn Harris, Mazda New Zealand General Manager Sales and Marketing.
If you, or a brother or sister are aged between 13 and 24 and have been diagnosed with cancer, contact CanTeen today. www.canteen.org.nz
FleetPartners is proud to be associated with Duffy Books in Homes.
The philosophy behind the programme is simple - to break the cycle of 'booklessness'. Kids who can't read become adults who can't communicate and that's a serious disadvantage in a world that operates on the written word.
The schools are selected from areas where the children are most likely to come from bookless homes. The Ministry of Education allocates schools a decile rating of between one and ten, according to the socio-economic status of the community in which a school is based. Duffy Books in Homes focuses on lower decile schools. Why? Because over half the parents in decile one catchments are without a school qualification. Furthermore, 42 percent of parents in decile one catchments received income support in the year preceding the 1996 Census, compared to just seven percent for decile ten catchment areas. Quite simply, the children from these schools are most likely to come from bookless homes.
For Books in Homes to deliver their resources all around the country, FleetPartners provides them with a vehicle. Pictured below is FleetPartners Managing Director, Dennis Kelly taking 'Duffy' from Books in Homes for a ride in their latest vehicle.
To find out more about Duffy Books in Homes: www.booksinhomes.org.nz
FleetPartners believe in putting people first. As such, FleetPartners provide our staff with a day's paid volunteer leave to be used in supporting charities/groups of their choice throughout the year. We are proud to have assisted them with the following organisations:
- Hospice New Zealand
- Ronald McDonald House
- Starship Hospital
- Women's Refuge
- Cancer Society
- Foundation for the Blind
- Anglican Trust for Women and children