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Community

 

C1 South plays an active role in supporting the disability community and believes that giving back and supporting those with a disability is an integral part of our company values. We have supported community groups, organisations and causes on a local, national and international scale.

 

C1 South was awarded the Best Community Impact award at the 2017 Business Excellence Forum and Awards. The awards honour the accomplishments, achievements, value and contributions of Australian and New Zealand small businesses and their owners. Click here for the full story.

Random Acts of Kindness

 

In 2014-2015 C1 South was inspired by police officer Peter van't Wout who featured on One News 'Good Sorts' segment after challenging himself to one random act of kindness a week for a year. His acts of kindness varied from giving an unsuspecting supermarket shopper a voucher, helping a pregnant woman sand her house exterior, teaching a young person to drive, and giving a cake to a group of nurses. Simple yet powerful deeds that inspired C1 South to do the same. Click here to view a list of our 'random acts of kindness'.

Annual & Ongoing Sponsorships

 

NZ Wheelchair Tennis

Event: Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

About: The NZ Wheelchair Tennis Open is part of the annual NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tournament and is described as ‘bringing tennis to those with mobility disabilities’. We sponsor the locally held event on an annual basis including January 2016.

Website: www.tennisnz.com

 

Parafed Waikato

Event: NZ National Low Point Wheelchair Rugby

About: Wheelchair rugby is a cross between basketball American football and ice hockey designed specifically for wheelchair users, although those who are able bodied may also participate. We sponsor the locally held event on an annual basis including April 2016 and have staff members who also participate in the game.

Website: www.parafedwaikato.co.nz

 

Parafed Waikato

Event: 2014-2015 Parafed Waikato Awards

About: Parafed Waikato provides sporting opportunities and support for people with physical disabilities to be involved in an active lifestyle. Parafed Waikato hold an awards evening to honour the volunteers, coaches and officials that support these talented athletes in their chosen sport. We sponsor the C1 South Volunteer of the Year award which was presented to Para-Shooter Rene Eales in 2014 and Raewyn Hunter in 2015. The next awards will be held in 2017.

This is the second time Parafed Waikato have hosted an awards evening to honour the volunteers, coaches and officials that support these talented athletes to achieve in their chosen sports. The athletes’ achievements speak for themselves and the depth of talent coming through the region was highlighted and celebrated during the evening. - See more at: http://livenews.co.nz/2014/08/06/2014-parafed-waikato-awards/#sthash.iQRrqOz8.dpuf
This is the second time Parafed Waikato have hosted an awards evening to honour the volunteers, coaches and officials that support these talented athletes to achieve in their chosen sports. The athletes’ achievements speak for themselves and the depth of talent coming through the region was highlighted and celebrated during the evening. Held at SkyCity Hamilton, the evening was a great celebration of all thing Parafed and the depth of talent didn’t stop at just the athletes. Winner of the PWC Official of the Year, Carol Armstrong, revealed that refereeing at International Boccia Championships and top level New Zealand tournaments. - See more at: http://livenews.co.nz/2014/08/06/2014-parafed-waikato-awards/#sthash.iQRrqOz8.dpuf

Website: www.parafedwaikato.co.nz

 

The Radio Network

Event: Special Children’s Christmas Party - Waikato

Cause: The Special Children's Christmas Party, in association with the Cancer Society enlists the sponsorship of local business to provide an unforgettable experience for disabled and disadvantaged children in our community. We sponsor this wonderful cause on an annual basis including December 2016.

Website: www.sccpnz.co.nz

 

Autism New Zealand

Event: Special Needs Children's Party - Waikato

Cause: Autism NZ provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on Autism Spectrum disorders including Aspergers Syndrome and related disorders to individuals, families and caregivers. We sponsor the parties for children with autism and their families on an annual basis including June 2016. In 2017, our sponsorship went towards Ten Pin Bowling for the Special Needs Children's Party.

Website: www.autismnz.org.nz

 

Rotary Club of Waikato Sunrise Inc

Event: Circus Quirkus

Cause: Circus Quirkus is a family show with a collection of world class circus talent. Our contribution goes toward providing special needs children and those who are less fortunate, and their families with complimentary tickets. We sponsor this cause on an annual basis including May 2016.

Website: www.circusquirkus.com

 

Lions Club of Hamilton-Chartwell Charitable Trust 

Event: World Festival of Magic

Cause: An entertainment show for a wide range of deserving children and their families. We sponsor this event on a regular basis including 2016.

Website: www.worldfestivalofmagic.com

 

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

Event: Donations made in lieu of Christmas gifts to therapists

Cause: The Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving treatment outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke. Our end of year donation is made annually including 2016.

Website: www.stroke.org.nz

 

St John

Event: 2016 Monthly Donations

Cause: St John New Zealand is a charitable organisation that provides ambulance services, first aid training and event medical services.

Website: www.stjohn.org.nz

 

 

Athlete Sponsorships

 

This is the second time Parafed Waikato have hosted an awards evening to honour the volunteers, coaches and officials that support these talented athletes to achieve in their chosen sports. The athletes’ achievements speak for themselves and the depth of talent coming through the region was highlighted and celebrated during the evening. Held at SkyCity Hamilton, the evening was a great celebration of all thing Parafed and the depth of talent didn’t stop at just the athletes. Winner of the PWC Official of the Year, Carol Armstrong, revealed that refereeing at International Boccia Championships and top level New Zealand tournaments. - See more at: http://livenews.co.nz/2014/08/06/2014-parafed-waikato-awards/#sthash.iQRrqOz8.dpuf
This is the second time Parafed Waikato have hosted an awards evening to honour the volunteers, coaches and officials that support these talented athletes to achieve in their chosen sports. The athletes’ achievements speak for themselves and the depth of talent coming through the region was highlighted and celebrated during the evening. Held at SkyCity Hamilton, the evening was a great celebration of all thing Parafed and the depth of talent didn’t stop at just the athletes. Winner of the PWC Official of the Year, Carol Armstrong, revealed that refereeing at International Boccia Championships and top level New Zealand tournaments. - See more at: http://livenews.co.nz/2014/08/06/2014-parafed-waikato-awards/#sthash.iQRrqOz8.dpuf

Grant Philip - Para Shooter

About: Grant Philip became a tetraplegic after experiencing a diving accident in 1989, and has since established an impressive portfolio of sporting and recreational achievements. We hope our donation of Nu Drive Levers have helped Grant towards his goal of competing in the Rio De Janeiro Paralympics 2016 in Target Shooting. To read about Grant's journey and upcoming events, visit the link below.

Website: www.philip.net.nz

 

Anthea Gunner - Para Olympian Equestrian

About: Anthea Gunner is a New Zealand Para Olympian who became a paraplegic after a paddock accident in 2006. Anthea has just competed at the London 2012 Paralympics and continues to participate in various events and competitions. For further information on Anthea, her competition horse Mask and her upcoming events visit the link below

Website: www.antheagunner.com

International Causes

 

Tonga - Seating To Go Hamilton 

About: We have donated items to Seating To Go to take to Tonga in September 2016. Two people from Seating To Go will work alongside the Mango Tree Centre for Disabilities. We have donated our Kulfit Cushions with spare covers, Wheelchair Pals and Hip Belts to the cause.

 

Samoa - Seating To Go Hamilton

About: Over the past few years including 2015, we have donated a large quantity of our products to Seating To Go to take to Samoa. Each year, a therapist and technician along with the Altus Resource Trust visit Apia to assess and provide wheelchair and seating equipment for children. They also work alongside with the Loto Taumafai Early Intervention Centre in Apia. In June 2013, our Technical Specialist Luke Farrell also visited Samoa which featured in the Samoa Observer.

 

Solomon Islands - Bethesda  Disability Training and Support Centre

About: Occupational therapist Susan Larsen moved to the Solomon Islands to volunteer and help establish a residential centre that offers block courses for people with physical disabilities. The centre is focussed on providing individuals with the skills necessary to become independent in subsistence living including personal care, domestic skills, vocational training, as well as DIY wheelchair repairs and maintenance.

Community Groups & Organisations

 

New Zealand Spinal Trust (NZST)

Event: 2017 Donation

Cause: The New Zealand Spinal Trust provides information, education, research and support for people who have spinal cord impairment (SCI). NZST encourage independent living with the ultimate goal of rehabilitation.

Website: www.nzspinaltrust.org.nz

 

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Event: 2016 Donation

Cause: Fred Hollows was a world renowned eye doctor and humanitarian who worked tirelessly to restore sight to cataract blind people in developing countries. His work has continued through the foundation.

Website: www.hollows.org.nz

 

Immune Deficiencies Foundation of New Zealand (IDFNZ) / Kids Foundation Waikato

Event: 2016 Donation

Cause: IDFNZ is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting children, teenagers and adults with diagnosed Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) disorders as well as bone marrow and liver transplant children.

Website: www.idfnz.org.nz

 

Pirongia Rugby and Sports Club

Event: 2016 Donation

Cause: C1 South was located in Pirongia until 2013 so we still like to make the occasional donation to local community groups and causes

Website: www.pirongia.co.nz

 

Personal/Individual Donation

In 2016 we paid the fees for a 13 year old rep netballer whose mother became terminally ill.

 

Parafed Waikato

Event: 2016 Fundraising Evening

Cause: Parafed Waikato provides sporting opportunities and support for people with physical disabilities to be involved in an active lifestyle.

Website: www.parafedwaikato.co.nz

 

The Going Bananas Show Waikato 2016

Cause: An entertainment show for a wide range of children with special needs and their families.

Website: www.thegoingbananasshow.co.nz

 

Omanu Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Event: Donation of a JOB Third Wheel Kit worth over $1000 for use with our Joy on the Beach chair that allows access to the beach, swimming pools, and the snow - 2012

Cause: Omanu Beach SLSC is the largest SLSC in the Bay of Plenty. Whether patrolling swimming areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every Surf Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life. 

Website: www.omanubeach.co.nz

 

Burwood Academy

Event: 2011-2012 Donation

Cause: The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is based at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch and is committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury illness

Website: www.sccpnz.co.nz

 

Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society Inc

Cause: A joint collaboration between a local community focus group and the Department of Conservation to restore and conserve Pirongia Forest Park. Our 2011 donation particularly supported disabled access to the forest

Website: www.mtpirongia.org.nz

 

Plunket

Event: Donation

Cause:  Plunket is NZ’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child

Website: www.plunket.org.nz

 

The Kids Foundation

Event: 2007 Spellbound

Cause: Supports children and adults who suffer with Primary Immune Deficiency

Website | www.idfnz.org.nz