Z tops up char­i­ties to help com­mu­nity

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

‘‘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.

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