Burn Support Group Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and assists survivors of burn injuries and their families.
It aims to help people with burn injuries live normal lives; lower the incidence of burns by prevention, awareness and education; and improve patient care by funding equipment where required.
The Burn Support Group Charitable Trust received a $4,000 donation from EBOS business PRNZL (trading as Onelink, ProPharma, Healthcare Logistics and PWR) in 2015.
“We rely solely on the generosity and support of the public and organisations like PRNZL who donate to our cause,” said Michele Henry of the Burn Support Charitable Group Trust.
“Without them, we would not be able to offer individuals who have experienced burn injuries and their families, emotional and practical support during recovery and beyond.”
Steptember, a charity event run by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, encourages people to take 10,000 steps every day in September.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance helps people living with cerebral palsy lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive life possible. It provides access to high quality and innovative services and programs, runs professional training for employees within the disability sector, and funds important research in Australia and overseas.
From 2014 to 2016, EBOS staff raised over $53,000 for Cerebral Palsy Alliance through Steptember.
“It’s thanks to companies like EBOS that we are able to provide family-centred therapies, life skills programs, and equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Thank you EBOS!” said Mr Paul Henderson, Chief Operating Officer.
The Graeme Dingle Foundation is a child and youth development charity that focuses on helping young New Zealanders discover possibility, transform their lives, and reach their full potential.
Almost 200,000 young people aged 5-18 have participated in its learning and mentoring programs since 1995, with the Foundation currently helping 21,000 children annually.
EBOS business PRNZL (ProPharma, Onelink, Healthcare Logistics and PWR) donated $4,000 to the Graeme Dingle Foundation in 2015.
“It is only through our incredible donors and volunteers that we can achieve our vision – for all young people to be confident contributors to New Zealand life,” said Marion Short, Graeme Dingle Foundation CEO.
“We are committed to reaching 50,000 young people every year by 2025 and, with the support of companies like PRNZL, we’re confident we can achieve this goal.”
For 17 years, PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) has been supporting causes close to its staff members’ hearts.
The pharmaceutical wholesaler donates to three not-for-profit organisations in the healthcare field, nominated by members of the Advisory Board, each year.
Thirty-one groups in New Zealand have benefited from this initiative since 1999, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) which provides ongoing support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their loved ones.
MSNZ National Manager Amanda Keefe called the 2015 and 2017 $4000 contribution a “fantastic and greatly appreciated surprise” which helped fund the development of free educational resources for people newly diagnosed with MS.
“The donation we received from PRNZL has helped us ensure that people are informed about what their diagnosis means at a very difficult time,” Ms Keefe said.
“We only receive around 10% of our funding from government, so assistance from private donors, regular donors, fundraisers and corporates is critical to ensuring the work we do can continue. Thank you PRNZL, for your vital support. ”
EBOS Group has a long standing partnership with Greenfleet, a leading Australia and New Zealand not-for-profit organisation specialising in biodiverse carbon offset programs.
Since 2007, the Group has contributed to offset 42,000 tonnes of CO2-e through Greenfleet’s native reforestation program. This is equivalent to removing 9,800 average cars from the road for one year.
The Greenfleet carbon offset program involves EBOS’ Symbion business – which utilises a fleet of 200 vehicles that cover more than 10 million kilometres each year, servicing over 3000 customers around Australia – quantifying its greenhouse gas, with Greenfleet planting the equivalent number of trees. So far, an estimated 150,000 trees have been planted that would create a forest of 150 hectares.
EBOS Group’s partnership with Greenfleet forms part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility program ECHO (Environment, Community, Helping Others), which has a focus on environmental initiatives and corporate philanthropy.
In June 2017, EBOS Group expanded the partnership with Greenfleet by committing to offset the transport emissions from all EBOS operational businesses in both New Zealand and Australia.
The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) was established in 1955 by a group of prominent local medical specialists and businessmen who recognised the need for an Auckland based foundation to fund medical research and foster the development of the region’s medical research community.
More than 50 years later, the Foundation continues to uphold these founding principles by providing funding across a wide spectrum of research in and around Auckland.
In 2017, EBOS business PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) made a $4,000 donation to the AMRF.
“Over the last five years, we have distributed an annual average of $3.5 million towards medical research and with generous donations such as the one from organisations like PRNZL, in 2017, we were able to distribute close to $4 million,” said Sue Brewster from the AMRF.
“An endowment from a generous benefactor funds all of our administration expenses so 100 per cent of the 2017 donation from PRNZL helped to provided vital funding for research in cardiology; infant development, growth and brain injury; Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease; type 2 diabetes; rheumatic fever and many other medical conditions.”
Research shows, nearly half of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, so chances are there’s someone around you who isn’t coping or is feeling alone. The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) provides information and support to New Zealanders affected by mental illness1.
Since 1977, the MHF has advocated for those living with a mental illness and is committed to improving access to services, promoting equal participation in communities and employment and reducing discrimination through education. MHF has set a target to see a 20% reduction in New Zealand’s suicide rates over the next ten years.
The MHF received a $4,000 charitable donation from EBOS business PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) in 2017.
“The Mental Health Foundation works to create environments to support people to have positive mental health and to assist people to manage mental health problems,” said MHF Chief Executive Shaun Robinson.
“We advocate for appropriate services in New Zealand, and help Kiwis change the way they think about theirs and others mental health and wellbeing. This work is free-of-charge, which is why we rely on fundraising and donations.”
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells that control muscle movement, leaving patients unable to walk, talk, eat and eventually breathe. Each day, two Australians die from MND while another two are diagnosed with the disease1.
FightMND is Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisation committed to building awareness and to funding research to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.
In August 2017, EBOS Head Office staff came together to join the fight against MND, raising $5,000 in the process. Coinciding with the Big Freeze at the ‘G (Melbourne Cricket Ground), the day consisted of raffles, auctions and various other fundraising initiatives.
We are so grateful to workplaces like EBOS Group who are helping us raise funds and awareness to fight Motor Neurone Disease,” said Anna Skelton, FightMND Fundraising and Communications Coordinator.
“Thanks to our supporters, especially during the Big Freeze, in just 2 years FightMND has committed almost $20 million to the best and brightest MND researchers.”