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Ford NZ launches “Drive One for Variety”

Ford NZ launches “Drive One for Variety”

• Ford to donate $50 for every test drive in November and December to raise $25,000 for Variety - the Children’s Charity


AUCKLAND, New Zealand 3 November 2017 – Celebrating 27 years of sponsoring Variety - the Children’s Charity, Ford New Zealand has launched a test drive fund raising programme called ‘Drive One for Variety’ this month.

Now through December 31 or until Ford New Zealand reaches its goal of raising $25000 for its charity partner, customers can test drive a new Ford at a participating Ford dealership and for that test drive Ford New Zealand will donate $50 to Variety - the Children’s Charity.

“Variety does great work for children throughout New Zealand, making a real difference in their lives, and we’ve been a proud supporter since 1991,” said Simon Rutherford, Ford New Zealand Managing Director. “The Drive One for Variety program is great way to provide additional support for Variety and help continue the fantastic work they do for kiwi kids.”

“Ford has partnered with Variety for 27 years,” added Lorraine Taylor, CEO Variety – the Children’s Charity. “During that time, they have created countless opportunities for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. This campaign illustrates their dedication to helping Variety’s mission to give disadvantaged kiwi kids the childhood they deserve.”

To participate, customers book a test drive of any one of the smart new Ford vehicles at their local participating Ford dealership and fill out a quick “I Drove One for Variety” form.

The dealership will then notify Ford New Zealand of the test drive and Ford will donate $50 to the charity on the customer’s behalf. Customer do need to be New Zealand residents, aged 18 or over, and have a valid and current New Zealand drivers' license. Full T&Cs are available at the dealership.

Customer can also use #IDroveOneforVariety when they upload a picture of their test drive to Instagram or Facebook.


About Variety - The Children’s Charity

Variety provides tailored, flexible support to disadvantaged children in New Zealand. We work alongside schools, community agencies, social workers and healthcare professionals to identify children in need. Variety provides disadvantaged children with basic essentials (such as warm bedding and school uniforms), one-off grants for additional needs (such as medical and mobility equipment) and access to extra-curricular activities (such as school camp or swimming lessons). With our support, they have access to the same opportunities as other kids, a happier, healthier childhood and the foundation for a better future. You can change the lives of disadvantaged children today.

About Ford Motor Company

Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products, please visit


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