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. The charity works in schools to educate and inspire children and young people to make positive choices. It provides programmes focused around health and wellbeing, delivered through interactive learning experiences.
Its team delivers individualised health and wellbeing learning experiences in primary and intermediate schools through the Healthy Harold Programme. The 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 everyday 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.
Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Tauranga – Good Neighbour
Good Neighbour is the gift that keeps giving! The Tauranga-based charitable trust is all about ‘transforming communities’ and its many good deeds include neighbourhood projects and food rescue, community gardens, firewood and care, as well as training opportunities in its Good Neighbour Kitchen. Our Tauranga office assists the trust by providing free accounting services so that it can get on with what it excels at – helping people.