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Champion Freight and SCOUTS join forces for the environment

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7 JUNE 2017

Champion Freight and SCOUTS New Zealand join forces for the environment

SCOUTS New Zealand has a new partner - Champion Freight - a New Zealand owned and operated freight forwarding company that specialises in international sea freight. Champion Freight have committed to offsetting their carbon footprint by planting 1 tree for each container they export. In order to make this a reality, they have become an official Programme Partner of SCOUTS New Zealand.

‘At Champion Freight we are passionate about the environment, and are excited to partner with SCOUTS New Zealand to bring this programme to life. Together we share a love for the great outdoors, doing our part to ensure its long-term vitality.’ Murray Gain, Director – Champion Freight.

As a Programme Partner of SCOUTS New Zealand, companies can benefit from the reach of the National Award Scheme and Programme that is run for 15,000+ youth members. This particular partnership involves a two pronged support model which includes funding an annual tree planting: Trees for Containers, as well as becoming an Award Scheme Champion by sponsoring the Scouts Section ‘Conservation’ Badge.

‘We are excited to be partnering with Champion Freight in what we hope will be a long and successful relationship. Conservation is a big part of Scouting and aligning with a Kiwi company who shares our respect for the outdoors, supports that.’
Shaun Greaves, Acting Chief Executive – SCOUTS New Zealand.

The inaugural tree planting event will take place on Sunday 11th June 2017, from 10am - 2pm. If wanting to attend, meet at the Churchward Park Scout Hall in Blenheim and bring sturdy shoes, warm clothes, hat (both sun and warm), bottle of water, a spade (if you have one) and lots of energy!

If you’d like to help, please get in touch - you don’t have to be a Scout to join in!

Lunch will be provided for all helpers on the day, so please RSVP to partnerships@scouts.org.nz.


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