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$30,000 in Instant Finance Community Spirit Awards

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13th September 2006

$30,000 to Give Away in Fourth Instant Finance Community Spirit Awards

The fourth Instant Finance Community Spirit Programme is underway with $30,000 about to be donated to non-profit making organisations in the local communities served by the personal loan company.

The initiative is one of the key elements in Instant Finance’s charitable programme. Every September Instant Finance customers are invited to nominate a club, school, community group or any non-profit making organisation, for inclusion in a draw to win one of 30 community awards of $1000 to help them achieve their goals.

Adrian Hatt, Instant Finance Marketing Manager explained: `It is a way for Instant Finance to contribute to the local communities it operates in. We’ve already been able to help many great organisations throughout the North Island who have benefited from our customers support in recent years.’

The 200 members of Kaitaia Gymnastics Team have a newly built gym thanks to help from Instant Finance. The club has 60 competitive gymnasts and regularly competes at regional ribbon days as well as the annual national competition.


The Tutukaka Coastguard, based in the harbour marina complex at Tutukaka, Whangarei was helped with an award from the Community Spirit Programme. The coastguard volunteers oversee the safety of people enjoying the local region's harbours, gulfs and beaches. Every year, the team's tasks can include pumping out a sinking boat, pulling a boat to safety or saving someone's life.

And Yendarra Kindergarten, located in Crown Crescent, Otara, Auckland was helped in its work educating 60 pre school children. As was the The Endeavour Centre at Mt Roskill Primary School in Auckland which offers additional therapeutic and educational support to students with varying degrees of disability or fragile health.

The closing date for nominations is 31st September and the draw for the winning organisations will take place in October.

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www.if.co.nz

About Instant Finance
Instant Finance provides personal loans to the public through 17 strategically placed retail branches spread from Kaikohe in the north to Newtown, Porirua and Lower Hutt in the south. Instant Finance has 10 retail branches in greater Auckland and a senior management and investment team located in the company's administration centre in Greenlane.
The company has operated in the personal finance sector for the last thirty years and over that time has earned a reputation as a respected leader in this market. Today, the Instant Finance name is among the ‘top of mind’ finance brands in the North Island.

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