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Simpson Grierson: goods donation to Auckland City Mission

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Simpson Grierson gives largest ever food and goods donation to Auckland City Mission

The Social Club of law firm, Simpson Grierson, recently combined to great effect the spirit of Christmas with the competitive nature of the firm's lawyers. Over a 10 day period, four floors of Simpson Grierson's Auckland office competed against each other for the honour of collecting the most food items to donate to the Auckland City Mission. Office politics took on a new dimension as strategies were discussed and discrete spying on other floors took place. Daily updates of each floor's efforts helped spur on the competition. The result: Simpson Grierson raised in total over 6000 food items.

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson comments "Simpson Grierson's donation is the largest ever single donation of food items and goods the Mission has received. It is just what we need at this time of year."

Simpson Grierson partner and Social Club member Heather Ash comments, "The Social Club Committee had completely underestimated just how competitive lawyers can be," "The competition certainly added an edge to the fundraising campaign. While the competition was fun, donating food items to the Auckland City Mission was something that all staff could relate to and get behind, especially at Christmas time."

The food collected will help Auckland City Mission provide some of the thousands of emergency food parcels it hands out each year. Mission food parcels are designed to provide 4 days meals, for 4 days for a family of 4. Parcels offer a nutritionally balanced emergency food supply during a crisis, giving families the time they need to find more permanent solutions. Auckland City Mission supplies food parcels from donated goods, along with purchased items (such as meat and vegetables) which are difficult to source on a regular basis. Donations large and small are always welcomed.

Simpson Grierson is now calling on other law firms to get involved and take up the challenge for the Auckland City Mission.

Simpson Grierson is a full-service law firm providing advice across all areas of commercial law. We have over 350 people, including 48 partners and more than 230 lawyers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. We are New Zealand's only member of Lex Mundi and are a co-founder of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council.

www.simpsongrierson.com

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