Our people spend thousands of hours per year volunteering: sitting on boards, providing key accounting services at low or no cost to organisations that couldn't operate without them, we consider to be part our firm culture, and part of our national culture.
We have over 400 directors and employees around the country who are active members of their local communities and we, as a business, give time and money to their causes. Each office is actively encouraged to form great relationships with their local community. Every year, around the country our teams take part in Pink Ribbon Day, Steptember, Movember and many other fundraising initiatives, raising thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes.
Life Education Trust - Our National Partnership
Our primary national partnership is with Life Education Trust. They are a charity that works in schools to educate and inspire children and young people to make positive choices. They provide programmes focused around health and wellbeing, delivered through interactive learning experiences in schools.
Through their Healthy Harold Programme they deliver individualised health and wellbeing learning experiences in primary and intermediate schools. Their specialist Educators provide engaging and memorable lessons in mobile classrooms using unique technology and resources.
In secondary schools Life Ed provides interactive Theatre-in-Education programmes designed to explore learning points through relatable scenarios and workshop elements encouraging conversation. After these sessions teachers are supported to provide extended learning in the school classroom. SMASHED Project explores the dangers of underage drinking and helps young people develop strategies for resisting peer influence. SMART$ provokes thinking and conversation around every day financial decisions and opportunities impacting young people.
We love the work Life Education does to support tamariki and rangatahi to make positive choices.
Some of our other partnerships are listed below - each of our Member Firms chooses to have relationships with local charities working in their own communities. This independence of choice is another great reason to be part of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway network.