State-owned ISP Orcon has signed up as an official sponsor of CanTeen, the charity organisation responsible for providing support for young people living with cancer.
The sponsorship is an extension of a relationship which has seen Orcon providing phone and internet services to CanTeen’s head office in Auckland for some time.
In addition to extending this offering to all of CanTeen’s 13 offices around the country, Orcon will also be participating in fundraising events and encouraging donations from its customers.
CEO Scott Bartlett says it was important that the partnership wasn’t just about money.
"Just as I do, our team members feel corporate social responsibility must be embraced at all levels, not just through a donation of services or funds.
"We have told CanTeen our involvement will be wide and will be comprehensive.”
First up is a fundraising spin cycle endurance event called The Crank, taking place on June 29. Orcon will also be involved with this year’s major Bandanna Challenge appeal, taking place in September.
David Pearce, chief executive of CanTeen, says the partnership with Orcon is going to be ‘wonderful’.
"As an organisation CanTeen is all about being connected,” Pearce says.
"We promise our members they are not alone... with their help Orcon will make it that much easier to maintain contact.”