Staff dish up help

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By PETRICE TAR­RANT

Com­mu­nity ori­ented BNZ work­ers will be out mak­ing and serv­ing soup to­mor­row, in­stead of serv­ing cus­tomers, as part of the bank’s an­nual Closed for Good event.

Toko­roa and Pu­taruru BNZ of­fices will close up for the day and get out amongst the com­mu­nity to help out.

The scheme, in which more than 3500 BNZ staff around the coun­try roll their sleeves up for a good cause, is in its fifth year.

This year the Love Soup Kitchen will ben­e­fit from the ex­tra hands which will help pre­pare and serve up soup to strug­gling mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

Store man­ager San­dra Wal­lace said her Pu­taruru work­ers will head over to Toko­roa in the morn­ing to help pre­pare the soup.

After that they will head back to Pu­taruru where they will hold a Soup and Company lunch at St Paul’s church lounge from noon.

‘‘ We are sort of say­ing any­one come along who is per­haps strug­gling fi­nan­cially or just need some company.’’

Both of­fices have taken part in the scheme since it be­gan.

Wal­lace said past projects have in­cluded run­ning a cake stall fundraiser for Rangiura, clean­ing out the netball clu­b­rooms and wash­ing win­dows for St John.

‘‘It’s so nice to help out in the com­mu­nity.’’

Clos­ing doors: Toko­roa BNZ cus­tomer ser­vices con­sul­tant Cath Crosby is look­ing for­ward to get­ting out in the com­mu­nity to­mor­row.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.