Staff dish up help
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.