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$4.414 M Distributed in August 2013 Donations

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29 August 2013

$4.414 M Distributed in August 2013 Donations

Martin Cheer, CEO of PUB CHARITY announced today “Life Education Trust NZ and Alzheimer’s NZ contribute to the education, emergency and health and cultural growth of New Zealand communities in their own way, and each has been awarded a significant donation this month. Every month, except December, Pub Charity donations are awarded to organisations in communities throughout New Zealand. Pub Charity has distributed 3,270 donations amounting to 28,488.780 Million so far this financial YTD.”

John O’Connell CEO of Life Education Trust NZ “Last month we were named as a finalist in the World Summit Awards for our innovative use of technology to teach health to children. It’s great to have Pub Charity recognise how committed we are to being as effective as we can by backing us the way they do. This year we’ll teach 245,000 children at 1400 schools throughout New Zealand so their support of us has a significant impact.”

Alzheimer’s NZ Executive Director Catherine Hall was delighted by the funding decision and said the money will go a long way in helping the organisation to support the many New Zealanders affected by dementia, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing health concerns. “Dementia already affects around 50,000 people in New Zealand and that number is set to triple by 2050 as the population ages, with baby boomers now coming through to the ages when dementia is most frequently diagnosed,” Ms Hall said.

Significant donations awarded this month include:

ApplicantPurpose

Amount
Life Education Trust NZOffice Expenditure & upgrade of mobile classrooms$ 500,000.00
Alzheimer’s NZ IncRaising awareness campaign, capability development and member support

$ 499,005.00
Wellington Free Ambulance Service IncFrontline ambulances

$ 312,291.80
Outward Bound Trust of NZCourse attendance costs

$ 300,000.00
Arthritis Foundation of NZ IncTelevision Campaign, talent fees, salary and website costs

$ 261,000.00

Deaf Aotearoa NZ IncNew Zealand sign language week

$ 250,000.00
Hibiscus Hospice Charitable TrustCapex and Opex costs

$ 224,300.00

Sectors of the Community where funds have been distributed this month and year to date:


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Pub Charity supports communities all over New Zealand, limited only by local council gambling policies and gambling legislation. National through to grass root level and local organisations are able to reach their objectives and benefit the people they serve through a simple, transparent, efficient, timely, non-political and independent funding process making Pub Charity a funder of choice for many organisations. Thanks to our venue operators and players, Pub Charity is able to make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes by returning millions of dollars back to communities where we operate.

Community groups interested in learning more about Pub Charity can visit www.pubcharity.org.NZ or pick up an application for a donation form from their local Pub Charity venue. Complete the form and send it, together with the required documents, to Pub Charity, PO Box 27 009, Wellington so it reaches us by Sept 3rd, 5pm to be included in our Sept 2013 round or Oct 8th, 5pm to be included in our October 2013 round.

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Notes to Editors:

• Pub Charity distributes donations monthly (except December). The detailed list of donations awarded this month is attached, subtotalled by Local Authority Regions.

• Pub Charity financial year ends 30 September.

• Annual deductions for the year end 30 September 2012 to Government included: Tax and Duty $27M; Problem Gambling Levy paid to the Health Department $1.2M; Department of Internal Affairs Compliance costs $1.7M

• Further information about Pub Charity is available on www.pubcharity.org.NZ

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