Z tops up charities to help community
‘‘When picking our contenders, we focussed on what the needs of Matamata and the wider Waikato had.’’
Filling up with petrol at Z has given four charities a muchneeded financial boost.
Four charities from Matamata celebrated National Volunteer Week at Matamata Club and received their Good in the Hood cheques from local Z Energy retailer Andrew McLean.
Good in the Hood is Z’s opportunity to give back and is held every year throughout the month of May.
This year Good in the Hood had a local feel as every station around the country was given the chance to choose the four charities that they would be supporting.
Garry Singh, site leader at Matamata said they were pleased to be supporting four worthwhile charities.
‘‘When picking our contenders, we focussed on what the needs of Matamata and the wider Waikato had, I think we have a great mix of charities.’’
The recipients from Z Mata- mata were Hospice Waikato, who provide specialised care for those who are terminally ill.
Heart Kids Waikato, who provide support for children born with congenital heart defects and their families.
Matamata Community Men’s Shed which provides a safe and constructive environment for men to learn trades and Sweet Louise who support women living with incurable breast cancer. Heart Kids Waikato were awarded the most amount of money from the Matamata station.