An astonishing $3000 worth of pyjamas and blankets have been donated to Kidz First Children’s Hospital by Melanie and Wayne Kennerley, owners of seventeen Z Energy branches across East and South Auckland. Nine out of the seventeen branches achieved their targets for the Good in the Hood initiative and received a bonus. The bonus was encouraged to be used in a way that would give back to their local community. Melanie says “Jammies in June was the perfect opportunity to give back.”
The 171 pairs of pyjamas made from merino, wool and more covered a range of ages from 0 to 18 years, and the 47 blankets ranged from single – queen. This wonderful donation will allow us to give not only a child in hospital pyjamas and a blanket, but their siblings too. Play Specialist Team Leader Robyn Maria says “when I brought them up one of the team took a couple of blankets and PJ’s for all the children (family of 9) straight away. At first mum was surprised and then a shy smile appeared on her face.”
Z Energy are long-time supporters of Middlemore Foundation, donating $8000 to a room in Kidz First Emergency Department upgrade, volunteering to wrap Christmas presents for Kidz First Community, and jumped at the opportunity to support Jammies in June. We are very grateful for the support and generosity we receive from Mr and Mrs Kennerley and all their staff. Thank you.