Asperger’s group gets helping hand
A foundation set up to help children with Asperger’s has received $ 1155 from Tawa Z Energy’s national Good in the Hood initiative.
The Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation was one of four community groups in the Wellington area to win a share of $4000 from the Tawa Z Energy petrol station.
Customers were given a token after their purchase to vote for one of the four charities.
The votes determined the portion of the total prize that each group received.
Cloud 9, which caters for people with high- functioning Asperger’s, received $1155.
Bill Murray, the foundation’s co-ordinator, said such people were very intelligent, but had trouble in social situations, especially intuition.
‘‘Cloud 9 receives no grants or government funding, so we are very reliant on charities and donations.’’
Other beneficiaries from Tawa Z: Victim Support ($ 1112), Barnardos ($ 663) and Tawa Community Patrol ($1070).
The Z station in Mungavin Ave backed English Language Partners – Porirua ($ 385), Porirua Living Without Violence Te Noho Riri Kore ($523), Wellington Free Ambulance Service ($2000) and Child Cancer Foundation ($1164).
Z Mana sponsored Mana Volunteer Coastguard, Paremata Plunket Creche, Plimmerton Red Cross, and Heart Kids Wellington.
Bill Murray, of the Cloud 9 Foundation, celebrates his organisation’s donation from Z Energy Tawa.