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$1.854M Distributed in November Donations

MEDIA RELEASE

5 December 2012

$1.854M Distributed in November Donations

Martin Cheer, CEO of PUB CHARITY announced today “NZ Down Syndrome Association, Waipuna Hospice, APO, 0800 Hungry Ministries each contribute to the economic, social and cultural growth of New Zealand communities in their own way and each have been awarded a significant donation this month supporting their great charitable work. Every month, except December, donations are awarded. Pub Charity has distributed 669 donations amounting to $4,448,634 this financial year to date to communities throughout New Zealand.”

Significant donations awarded this month include:

TLAOrganisationPurposeDonation
99NZ Down Syndrome Assn IncOperation costs and DVD production$100,000.00
22Waipuna Hospice IncSalaries$75,000.00
7Auckland Philharmonia OrchestraOrchestra costs$60,000.00
590800 Hungry Ministries TrustWarehouse Rental$50,000.00
40Order Of St John Central Region TrustEquipment$50,000.00
8Punjabi Cultural Ass IncRent$50,000.00
99Motor Neurone Disease Assn NZSalaries$44,000.00
59Canterbury Gliding Club IncRelocation of building$25,000.00
22Order Of St John Central Region TrustEquipment$25,000.00


Sectors of the Community where funds have been distributed this month:

Pub Charity supports communities all over New Zealand, limited only by local council gambling policies and gambling legislation. National through to grass root level local organisations are able to reach their objectives and benefit the people they serve through a simple, transparent, efficient, timely, non-political and independent funding process making Pub Charity a funder of choice for many organisations. Thanks to our venue operators, Pub Charity is able to make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes by returning millions of dollars back to communities where we operate.

Community groups interested in learning more about Pub Charity can visit www.pubcharity.org.nz or pick up an application for a donation form from their local Pub Charity venue. Complete the form and send it, together with the required documents, to Pub Charity, PO Box 27 009, Wellington so it reaches us by December 18th, 5pm to be included in our January 2013 round.

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Notes to Editors:

• Pub Charity distributes donations monthly (except December). The detailed list of donations awarded this month is attached, subtotalled by Local Authority Regions.

• Pub Charity financial year ends 30 September.

• Annual deductions for the year end 30 September 2012 to Government included: Tax and Duty $27M; Problem Gambling Levy paid to the Health Department $1.2M; Department of Internal Affairs Compliance costs $1.7M

• Further information about Pub Charity is available on www.pubcharity.org.nz

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