Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Urgent Couriers helping Kiwi kids reach potential

Urgent Couriers helping Kiwi kids reach potential

Urgent Couriers is joining the Foundation for Youth Development’s (FYD’s) drive to help inspire Kiwi kids to reach their full potential and is calling on other businesses to do the same.

Urgent Couriers Managing Director Steve Bonnici was so inspired when he was approached to support two young people through FYD’s programmes that he wanted to do more to help.

FYD was founded by well known Kiwi adventurer Graeme Dingle and lawyer Jo-anne Wilkinson. FYD runs a series of programmes to help build self-confidence, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health skills. Current programmes include Kiwi Can, Project K, Stars, Career Navigator and MYND.

As a father of three Kiwi kids himself, Mr Bonnici appreciates the importance of what FYD is doing and comprehensive evaluation results convinced him that the foundation’s programmes are making a real difference.

“FYD’s programmes really work, so rather than support only a few kids I’d prefer to help FYD Auckland get support for 100 kids.”

Mr Bonnici’s solution is to use donated space on the back of his courier vans as FYD mobile billboards to raise awareness and generate support. The vans with the custom designed FYD Auckland backs calling for Project K mentors will be on the road for three months of the year.

“The support from Urgent Couriers is priceless,” Mr Dingle says.

“Without support from businesses like Urgent Couriers we could not deliver programmes to nearly 8,000 young people in Auckland each year. Urgent Couriers’ initiative does a lot to increase FYD’s profile and encourage other businesses and individuals to take up the opportunity to help.”

Over the last 20 years through FYD, Kiwi businesses and other supporters have made a significant difference by helping to fund programmes. More than 18,000 children and teenagers go through its programmes every year throughout New Zealand and nearly half of these are in Auckland.

“I’m constantly amazed and thankful that New Zealand businesses are so generous and keen to make a difference to their local communities. Ideally we’d like many more children to participate in FYD programmes, so more support will help us build brighter futures and grow many more great Kiwi kids,” Mr Dingle says.
He points out that helping Kiwi kids reach their potential makes good business sense. ‘Growing Great Futures – Whakatipu Tamariki Ora’, a report prepared by Infometrics, showed that investment in FYD programmes provides a long-term return to the New Zealand economy in excess of $7 for every $1 invested.

Steve Bonnici says that is just one of many compelling reasons he is supporting FYD and he hopes that other Auckland businesses will also back the cause.

FYD Auckland is looking to attract more Auckland businesses to be involved in its programmes and offers partnership opportunities for employees to engage with young Kiwis and make a difference in their local communities. FYD nationwide is known for building partnerships that are rewarding for organisations while also enhancing its work to grow great Kiwi kids.

Contact FYD today to discuss how your business can partner with them, by going to www.fyd.org.nz or calling 0800 223 8443


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news