“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King
To celebrate the formation of TWA Legal, we've nominated one inspiring charity each for our new firm to support.
AUCKLAND WESTPAC HELICOPTER TRUST
Mike Anderson's charity of choice
I’ve chosen the Auckland Westpac Helicopter Trust who have been saving lives in our community for 50 years, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It doesn’t get much more important than saving lives that are in critical danger, so this was an easy choice for me.
MERCY HOSPICE AUCKLAND
Mike Whale's charity of choice
I have decided to support Mercy Hospice Auckland, who provide a range of specialist palliative care and hospice services for people facing terminal illnesses. Mercy Hospice offers its services free to patients and their families regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion. They are committed to providing quality care with skill and compassion.
Both my mother and my father in law spent their final days in hospice care. I experienced first hand the extent of the care and comfort hospice staff and volunteers gave to them, and to visiting family members, during that time.
Jen Tunna's charity of choice
I love New Zealand’s great outdoors and I want TWA Legal to operate with our planet in mind.
As such, most of our furniture has been sourced second hand. This year, we're also supporting Sustainable Coastlines, whose mission it is to enable people to look after the places we love. Sustainable Coastlines deliver coastal clean-up events, educational programmes, public awareness campaigns, and riparian planting projects.
I’m also thrilled to be supporting Mercy Hospice, who did an amazing job caring for my dad in his final days.
A shout-out to Mark Lowndes who swapped us some further items of furniture in exchange for a donation to KidsCan Charitable Trust.
KidsCan works to level the playing field, by giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else, by providing items like clothes, shoes and food.