High Five to Vanuatu Appeal

On Friday, 24 April, the team set up a small stall outside the main campus, where water was sold, donations were asked for, and a ‘High Five’ was given, to students who made a donation to the Cyclone Pam appeal by purchasing a bottle of Kiwi Blue.

In another example of Kiwi commitment to helping those in need, a couple of Auckland University students have done a fantastic job of fundraising for the Cyclone Pam Relief Fund.

Following on from Coke NZ’s donation of 20-thousand bottles, in partnership with Red Cross NZ, the students decided to take the same water and offer it up for sale during lunchtime.

On Friday, 24 April, the team set up a small stall outside the main campus, where water was sold, donations were asked for, and a ‘High Five’ was given, to students who made a donation to the Cyclone Pam appeal by purchasing a bottle of Kiwi Blue.

More than two-thousand bottles of Kiwi Blue were donated by Coke NZ, Francesca Perrottet thankful to everyone involved, “The weather was great and the response from the University students was awesome to see, we even had people giving a larger donation (than the suggested $5 NZ) for just the one bottle”

Andrew Hewett, Head of Communications, says, “We are thrilled that students showed their own initiative, proactively making the request for product, raising awareness and much needed funds for a community in need.”

The Category Five Tropical Cyclone devastated homes, livelihoods and infrastructure across Vanuatu, aid agencies reported.

Thousands of people in eight other Pacific nations have also been impacted by floods, heavy rainfall and winds. Including Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Papua New Guinea.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so here.