Community

Community Support

Here at Redpaths we are very passionate about giving back to the community. Sponsorship of local sports teams and activities is a priority for all of our branches. 

Some of the areas we support:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

ParaFed Canterbury

ParaFed Canterbury is one of the leading regional Para sports providers in New Zealand.

Operating since 1967, ParaFed is a not-for-profit organisation, focusing on people with physical or visual impairments. They offer a variety of programmes and services to their members including Para sports programmes, adaptive equipment, sports wheelchairs and children’s after-school programmes. In addition, we offer a number of non-sports based programmes such as hydrotherapy pool sessions and a taxi fare discounts programme.

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

In May each year, firefighters race up 1103 stairs of the iconic Sky Tower to raise money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Over $7.2 million has been raised over the last 15 years through this event alone. Our own Callen Saunders is one of the firefighters making this all possible.

Dog Watch Sanctuary Trust

Dog watch is a totally self-funded registered Charitable Trust adoption centre. It is the last chance for dogs and puppies who have ended up in Christchurch City, Selwyn, Waimakariri and Ashburton pounds. Redpaths saw that Dogwatch was in serious need of a technology update. The team at Redpaths donated all new computers, Surface Tablets for mobile staff, wireless for throughout the 5-acre property, and a full Office 365 and SharePoint integration.

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes was born out of a group of keen boaties becoming involved with the local LandSAR group and identifying a need for search and rescue capability on Lakes Wanaka and Hawea in 2010.  They became a Coastguard unit in 2011 and local volunteers have spent thousands of hours training to achieve their Coastguard Certificates of Competence and become operational.

20 volunteers continue to train to increase their skills and are ready 24/7 to respond to calls for help.

Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is a non-government organisation totally reliant on community support and donations which ensures the continuation of free cancer services, programmes and resources to those people who require them.

Rotary Club Christchurch

Rotary is a voluntary non-profit organisation of business and professional leaders who meet regularly to perform charitable works. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community and to promote goodwill and peace around the world. Rotarians have also developed support programmes for youth, education and international exchanges for students.

Blind Low Vision NZ

Help people who have limited useful sight, making it challenging to do some day-to-day tasks even with the best corrective lenses.

Three-quarters of the people helped by Blind Low Vision NZ have some vision (which we call low vision), and the remainder are blind.

Many people will have one or more of the four most common eye diseases causing blindness and partial sight in New Zealand: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs

Blind Foundation guide dogs give people who are blind or have low vision freedom and independence. They help people to get around safely and confidently. They also make wonderful companions.

Brain Injured Children Trust

The BICT Trust was established with the dream of being able to help financially the many families throughout NZ that were now doing the intensive neurodevelopmental therapy program and to be able to provide their children and families with the support they needed. Also, to continue educating other families and professionals as to what the Neuro-Developmental Therapy could possibly offer to their family member and help to make it possible.

Heat Kids New Zealand

Heart Kids is here to help families at every step of their heart journey – from when a heart condition is first diagnosed, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood.

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is New Zealand’s not-for-profit sector authority on all respiratory conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis, childhood pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnea. The foundation develops and supports respiratory health best practice through partnering, research, training and education.