Arnet Law adopts Pukeoware School

Gavin Arnet presents Life Education Chair, Paul Cressey, with a cheque to ‘adopt’Pukeoware School.

Gavin Arnet presents Life Education Chair, Paul Cressey, with a cheque to ‘adopt’Pukeoware School.

As the Life Education mobile classroom rolls into Pukeoware School for its annual visit this week, the organisation has received some good news from a local businessman.

Gavin Arnet, a Trustee of the Life Education Trust Counties Manukau, saw an opportunity to assist the organisation by making a donation to Life Education in lieu of purchasing Christmas gifts for his clients.
“As a father of three young children, I can really see the value in the health messages Life Education is bringing to children and youth in the Franklin community. I wanted to help in some specific way, and by ‘adopting’ Pukeoware School and making this annual commitment, I feel that I am making a positive difference in the lives of these youngsters.”
Gavin has chosen to donate $3 to Life Education for every student that attends the school, and challenges other local businesses to do the same for a school near them.
Life Education Chair, Paul Cressey, was on hand to accept the donation.
“As a charity that has thrived in New Zealand for 27 years, there may be an assumption that Life Education receives government funding, but that is not the case. It costs Life Education almost $18 to deliver its vital health messages and life skills to each child, but we charge the schools less than half that. The donation from Arnet Law will assist us make up the funding shortfall that we need to find with every school visit we make and is much appreciated.”
The new Life Education Adopt-a-school pilot being rolled out in Franklin and North Waikato is a way that local business can support local schools.
The donation amount can vary depending on the size of the school and all donations are tax deductible.
General Manager, Michelle Kidd, is keen to hear from local businesses interested in joining the programme.
Visits in Term 1, 2016 are booked for Pukekawa School, Bombay School, Valley School, Pukekohe Christian School, St Josephs and Pukekohe Hill School.

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