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Our steadfast supporters: Tommy's Real Estate

Our steadfast supporters: Tommy's Real Estate

When a Tommy’s agent saw a note on the fridge of a potential client during an appraisal saying “we want to work with you because you support Wellington Free Ambulance” they knew they were doing a really good thing.

The region wide partnership between Tommy’s and Wellington Free Ambulance is now in its fourth year.  For many years the Lower Hutt franchise owner, Mark Coffey, supported Wellington Free Ambulance and when it was decided that company-wide charity partnerships were the next step, there was unanimous support for an alignment with our regions only free ambulance service.  

Henry Bong, Marketing Manager for Tommy’s describes the partnership as a “brand and values alignment,  many of the Tommy’s agents have used the services and are hugely grateful.”

While Tommy’s supports many organisations year-round, Wellington Free Ambulance is the foundation charity partner. Tommy’s yearly $75,000 contribution helps towards the $7M that needs to be fundraised to keep services free of charge for the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa communities.

Tommy’s Real Estate City Office has been a long-term supporter of the annual Onesie Day appeal and this year, with the move to an online campaign, staff really got behind the campaign raising over $7,000.

On top of this Henry says Tommy’s also gave an additional $20,000 to close off Onesie Day and ensure funding met the target to get the very first Onesie Day ambulance, that is due mid-2022.

“That was a special fundraising campaign by the community for the community, so when they were short, we decided to help them out,” says Henry.

“We support Wellington Free Ambulance because it is the only free emergency paramedic service in New Zealand,” he says.

“We believe that in the case of an emergency, first response care should be available to everyone, and no-one should be excluded because of cost.”

Claire Carruthers, Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications for Wellington Free Ambulance says, "We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of Tommy’s and their team across our region. They are real ambassadors for our service in the community, always willing to help and really get behind raising funds to keep our service free of charge.”



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