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Mercury Customers Raise Record $1 Million For Starship

21 August 2013

Mercury Customers Raise Record $1 Million For Starship

Over the past 12 months, Mercury Energy and its Star Supporters Club have raised a record $1 million dollars for our national children’s hospital, Starship.

It’s the first time that a corporate sponsor has donated $1 million dollars to the Starship Foundation within a year.

Every month, over 34,000 Mercury customers donate money through their bill to the Starship Foundation. The amounts can range from two dollars to as much as can be afforded.

“The power of collective giving makes a huge difference,” explains James Munro, General Manager of Mighty River Power Retail. “The concept of Good Energy is something that Mercury Energy is proud of. It’s all about people helping people, and nowhere is this more evident than with our Star Supporters Club.”

Donations by the Star Supporters Club have helped fund the refurbishment of Starship’s Level 6 – the high dependency ward for neurological and ongoing serious health conditions – which opened on 26th July this year.

“On behalf of the Starship staff and more than 2200 New Zealand families who need Starship Level 6 every year, we can’t thank the Star Supporters Club members, Mercury Energy and their passionate employees enough,” says Brad Clark, CEO of the Starship Foundation. “This is a significant milestone for child healthcare in New Zealand that would not have been possible without this incredible support.”

“We are proud, that together with our customers, we have had the opportunity to make positive changes to an environment where children with serious illness, and their families, often need to spend a considerable amount of time,” says Mr. Munro.

Over the past decade, Mercury Energy’s Star Supporters Club has donated more than $5.5 million dollars to the Starship Foundation.

Mercury Energy is the retail business of Mighty River Power Limited, supplying energy to residential and commercial customers throughout New Zealand.

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