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Caltex Raises $100,000 for Starship’s Operating Rooms

Caltex Raises $100,000 for Starship’s Operating Rooms


One week; 100,000 transactions; 9,000+ children set to benefit each year


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Caltex customers have helped raise $100,000 for the upgrade of the operating rooms at Starship Children’s Hospital – simply by redeeming their AA Smartfuel discounts at Caltex.

From 25-31 August, Caltex donated $1 to the Starship Foundation every time a customer redeemed their AA Smartfuel discounts in-store – when customers swiped to save money, they also helped to save a life through this market-first, nationwide campaign.

“Starship’s operating rooms treat more than 9,000 children each year – that equates to roughly one surgery every hour. With patients coming from all across the country and the complexity of cases increasing, we find our six existing operating rooms are frequently at capacity,” says Andrea Newland, General Manager of Marketing, Communications and Partnerships at the Starship Foundation.

Starship’s operating rooms were originally constructed when the national children’s hospital was built 22 years ago and standards for surgical environments have moved on since then.

“Our heartfelt thanks goes to Caltex and its customers for supporting Starship’s operating rooms development and for caring about the many young patients who come to the national children’s hospital for expert care. Caltex’s generous donation will make a significant difference to improving the patient’s experience at Starship,” adds Newland.

Dean Gilbert, Chevron NZ General Manager, says Caltex is thrilled to have reached its $100,000 target in just one week and the company is honoured to support to such a worthwhile cause.

“It’s thanks to all our customers who redeemed their AA Smartfuel discounts with us that we’re able to make this considerable donation to Starship, and we’re grateful to everyone who swiped to save money, and helped to save a life.

“What the team at Starship achieves on a daily basis is truly inspiring. We are privileged to help them continue the amazing work they do – saving and enhancing the lives of thousands of Kiwi kids every year. This campaign is part of our ongoing partnership with the Starship Foundation, and we’re looking forward to seeing the operating rooms open next year,” says Gilbert.

Key features of the operating rooms redevelopment include expanded and improved pre-operative, parent waiting, reception and play areas; an expanded and improved post anaesthetic care unit, an additional and fully equipped new 60m² operating room, four refurbished operating rooms and installation of an innovative LED lighting, image and core surgical system.

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