Dave Merwood - 2 Days, 200 Kilometres, 1 Epic Ride!
In November 2013, Dave cycled over 200km in 2 days to raise money for the Cancer Society. Many of us have had loved ones or know of people who have been affected by this horrible disease. His target was $2,500. He raised over $3,100. Awesome work Dave!
Adam Wilks - The Crutch Crusade
In March 2013, Adam cycled from Auckland to Taupo (a distance of 350km) in 2.5days to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Auckland. 7km into his ride, Adam’s handle bar stem snapped and he was punished for slowing the team down by wearing a pink g-string over his cycle wear. If it was going to happen to anyone, it would happen to Adam! Apart from a bruised ego, Adam and his friends raised a whopping $6,205 for a great charity!
Laser 2013 Taskforce - Habitat for Humanity
3 sheds, 2 urinals, 2 basins, 6 toilets, 6 basin taps, 100 wet people!
In August 2013, Laser Group worked closely with Habitat for Humanity on a project that will not only help address New Zealand’s overcrowding issues but will also see the Habitat for Humanity at 8 Ormiston Road, East Tamaki revamped.
Overcrowding is an identified issue in New Zealand that leads to poor health, lower success rates at school, reduced future livelihood options and ultimately poor quality of life for future generations. A survey of South Auckland Mangere households completed in October 2011 by the Salvation Army Social Policy Unit found that 23% of residents and 29% of children lived in overcrowded conditions.
Laser members from Australia and New Zealand all pitched in on a wet Auckland day to build 3 sleep outs that were relocated to families in need.
Scott Carr, Laser General Manager of New Zealand spent time on the phone calling Laser’s key suppliers to organise over $30,000 worth of product donations from air conditioning units, lighting, cabling and ducting through to toilets, basins and tapware.
"Working with Habitat for Humanity was very insightful; it allowed Laser to give back to the community, back to New Zealand and especially to children in need, working to help the future generation of New Zealand".
MORE FM’s DIY Disaster
In 2012, Laser Plumbing Taupo were proud to be part of MORE FM’s DIY Disaster competition. Listeners phoned in with their DIY disaster and each one was narrowed down to 4 finalists. Once inspections were made, the winner was announced and won for themselves a makeover worth $7,500.