Your vote has made a big difference

Your vote has made a big difference

Your vote has made a big difference Lee Stace

Thank you threeYou would have received an email from TMNZ in the lead-up to Christmas giving you the opportunity to have a say on where some of the $10,000 we planned to donate to charity would go.

TMNZ had already committed to giving each charity a $2000 donation. Your vote determined how the remaining $4000 would be split.

We are pleased to share with you the final tally.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand    

40.28 percent

Women’s Refuge NZ

39.90 percent

Breakfast Club

19.82 percent

We would like to thank you for taking the time to vote. You have helped us provide a valuable donation to these deserving charities, and it is because of your continued support that we were able to do so.

Here are what the respective charities had to say.

“In New Zealand, one in five, and nearly half of us will experience mental illness in our lifetime. Thanks to your generous support, we can be there for the thousands of Kiwis seeking support and advice for themselves and loved ones. But we don’t stop there – we believe every Kiwi can and should flourish, so we give all Kiwis the tools they need to live happy and full lives.” – Judi Clements, Mental Health Foundation Chief Executive Officer

“It takes lots of courage for those in crisis to make a call and ask for help. Through our crisis line, Women’s Refuge help one woman every 6.5 minutes. That’s over 20,000 women and children every year coming through our refuges because of the generous support, consideration and courage it takes for people like you to stand for women in crisis. Thank you.” – Ang Jury, Women’s Refuge NZ Chief Executive Officer

“Breakfast Club, through their registered charity Zion Ministries Trust, is involved with school and community activities in South Auckland and Glen Innes. This generous donation by TMNZ’s clients will be used to kick-start our 2016 sporting initiatives in Glen Innes and Glen Taylor schools, which have shown in 2015 to attribute to high school attendance and increased learning and achievements. Thank you.” – Steve Farrelly, Breakfast Club General Manager