Cardinal’s ambulance donation applauded

30 November 2015


The donation by Cardinal Logistics of a brand new, fully fitted-out ambulance to St John in Auckland displays a tremendous community spirit, says the NZ Food & Grocery Council.


Cardinal Logistics Managing Director Tony Gorton and his wife, Barbara, handed over the keys to the ambulance recently. Their donation includes clinical and medical equipment such as mobile data terminals, stretchers, a defibrillator, heart-rate monitor, specialised extraction equipment, as well as ambulance officer training and uniforms.


FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich says the donation is another great example of FGC member companies working in the community to support the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and this one certainly stands out.


"Being a good corporate citizen and giving back to communities is the sign of a responsible company. Many examples like this donation by Cardinal show how the wider grocery sector has been a long and generous benefactor to all manner school and community projects.


"FGC member companies do a lot of other great work in schools and communities, including education and advice programmes on healthy cooking and eating, lifestyle advice, and physical activity programmes.


"As well as individual companies doing their own thing, the industry as a whole is involved in initiatives such as the Grocery Charity Ball, which each year raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for a designated charity."