News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Simpson Grierson Takes Up Sponsorship Challenge


Media Release
24 November 2003


Simpson Grierson Takes Up Sponsorship Challenge Head On

Top tier law firm, Simpson Grierson, is proud to announce its support of the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation’s Leukaemia Awareness Week in partnership with one of its clients.

Novartis invited Simpson Grierson to sponsor two Novartis staff shaving their heads in the Shave For a Cure fundraising initiative and promised to match the legal firm’s donation dollar for dollar.

Simpson Grierson donated $1,500 to the cause and more than $10,000 dollars was raised for the Foundation by Novartis Sales Manager Mike Fanene and IT Consultant Joshua Comer who both volunteered to shave their heads for charity.

Simpson Grierson Chairman Rob Fisher says, “The firm is pleased to be able to back Leukaemia Awareness Week. Four New Zealanders are diagnosed with Leukaemia or a related blood disorder every day, that’s about 1,400 people affected every year.”

Prue Etchaverry, Executive Director of the Leukemia and Blood Foundation says the Shave For a Cure fundraiser is a key project for the Foundation and we urge other corporates to follow the lead shown by Novartis and Simpson Grierson.

“In Australia, Shave For a Cure raises more than A$10 million each year and we are striving to lift the fundraising effort in New Zealand. We appreciate the support we receive from the corporate community.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw's first series, Spark has been extremely well received by the YA community in both Australia and New Zealand (it has a hashtag, #SparkArmy), and The Rift looks like it’s going to be just as popular. More>>

Porn And Teens Report: 'Wake-Up Call' On Sexuality Education

Family Planning: The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: A Brief History of Handel's Messiah

Messiah has become an overworked Christmas tradition as hoary as chestnuts roasting on an open fire, gorging on mince pies and eggnog, and trying to avoid shopping mall Santas like so many spectral inhabitants of Dante's Seventh Circle of Hell. More>>

NZ Film Pioneer Geoff Murphy Dies Age 80

One of the pioneers of the modern New Zealand film industry, he's perhaps best remembered for the highly successful Utu and the road movie with a special place in New Zealanders' affections, Goodbye Pork Pie. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland