Christchurch local businesses have big hearts on Cup Day

Addington is overwhelmed by the kindness of their business partner’s – Mark Quinn from Fahey Fence Hire, John Stylianou, Jeff Gibson & Scott Shore from Adgraphix, Mike Olds & Simon Petrie from Rockcote as they have donated exclusive naming rights of the Junior Free For All Race on Cup Day, 8 November to Christchurch based charity, Home & Family.

The generosity of these three local businesses towards Home & Family is phenomenal. They feel it is important to assist Home & Family with their profile and the marvellous job they do assisting with making a real and measurable difference in the lives of families.

Home & Family is a charity close to all of their hearts, especially Mark Quinn’s. “Supporting the work of Home & Family makes me feel good. The work they do is not just painting over the issues; it’s really helping to fix the problems.”

Mark adds, “When I was a child, money was scarce and Mum did her best for us. She may have gone hungry, but she tried to make sure we never did. Everyone deserves an opportunity in life; they deserve to feel like a valued member of society. By all of us supporting Home & Family, we are playing a small part to fulfil the big hopes we have for the children of our community.”

Val Carter, the executive director of Home & Family is speechless. “Ï just don’t know what to say, I am blown away by the generosity from these local business owners. A heartfelt thank you to you all. Home & Family need all the support they can get and this is more than we could ever hope for.”

For over 100 years Home & Family have been actively contributing to the community. They offer specialised services accessible to whānau/family and tamariki/children including counselling services, residential parenting programmes and comprehensive, ecological assessment and evidence-based intervention programmes. The services aim to address early life experiences and risk factors to reduce the number of children in care by strengthening families within a nurturing environment.

For further information on the work Home & Family do visit: homeandfamily.net.nz.

Addington Raceway has also assisted Home & Family with having them as their charity of choice for the Months of August and September.


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