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Accuro’s community votes for donation to SPCA

Accuro’s community votes for donation to SPCA

Wellington SPCA yesterday received a $5,000 donation from health insurer Accuro, after being named the winner of a competition run on Accuro’s Facebook page.

Kelleigh Aston, Accuro’s General Manager Sales and Marketing, presented the donation to the CEO of Wellington SPCA (and some of the animals currently in their care).

Ms Aston said “Instead of Christmas cards and gifts, each year Accuro donates to a charity chosen by its member and advisor community”.

“In November we invited our members, insurance advisors and Facebook friends to vote for which charity should receive 2012’s donation. Wellington SPCA emerged as the clear choice.

“It’s great to see our community supporting SPCA in what is traditionally one of its busiest times of year, and as Wellington SPCA prepares to move to the old Fever Hospital site.

“Wellington is home to the leading SPCA in New Zealand, rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing over 6,000 abused, neglected and homeless animals each year.”

Iain Torrance, CEO of Wellington SPCA, said that the funding from Accuro’s Facebook competition will help them to help animals in need.

“As the second-largest SPCA in New Zealand, we receive no direct funding from the government and rely entirely on the generosity of the public - so this donation from Accuro will go a long way towards helping the multitude of animals that come into our care each year, ensuring they receive the help they desperately need.”

“Accuro is thrilled that our community has chosen to help Wellington SPCA make a positive difference in the lives of animals”, Kelleigh Aston said.


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