When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.
Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”
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We are very proud to have supported the Napier Community Christmas Luncheon, which this past Christmas provided meals to 210 people.
The luncheon is an annual event which sees so many come together to share in the Christmas spirit with members of our community from all walks of life.
The initiative would not be possible without the support of Napier City Council, the John Close Bequest, cross sector social service agencies, many of the Napier Churches including the ICC and the Salvation Army, Nimon and Sons Ltd, PAK'nSAVE (Tamatea), McCains, Radio Kidnappers, The Breeze Hawkes Bay 97.5FM, other businesses and a team of amazing volunteers and organisers!
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