Mobil's Wellington team upgrades bike track at local school

Mobil New Zealand’s Wellington team took part in a special KidsCan volunteer day to upgrade facilities at a local primary school

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Image Mobil New Zealand’s Wellington team at the Epuni School volunteer day.
Mobil New Zealand’s Wellington team at the Epuni School volunteer day.

Mobil New Zealand’s Wellington based team recently took part in a special volunteer day to upgrade facilities at a local primary school.

The volunteer day was organised by charity KidsCan New Zealand and Mobil’s APFO Operations Controls and Risk Advisor, Ilona MacDougall.

The team of twelve prepared a 300 metre track which circles the school field, putting down gravel to create a bike track for students at Epuni School in Lower Hutt. The track will be enjoyed by the school for many years to come.

“It was such a rewarding day and great to see the end result for the kids,” said Ilona.

“The team worked really hard to make a difference for these students.”

KidsCan CEO and founder Julie Chapman said, “KidsCan really appreciates Mobil’s support for this effort, as well their overall support or our organisation and our programmes.”

Mobil’s partnership with KidsCan began in 2018 and has evolved over the years, with Mobil now a major partner of the charity.

KidsCan is a charity organisation that makes a real difference to thousands of tamariki across Aotearoa every day, ensuring kids who would otherwise go to school hungry, tired and miserable are nourished, cosy and ready to learn.

Mobil’s coffee cup campaign, launched in 2021, has been a big success. 10c from every hot beverage sold at Mobil service stations is donated to KidsCan, which has translated to a significant amount of money raised for KidsCan.

The funds raised in 2023 have helped KidsCan with their support of tamariki across the nation.

This support equates to:

• One week of breakfasts for almost 18,000 children 
• A rain jacket, shoes, and socks for over 3,500 children 
• One year of food, clothing, and health products for nearly 300 pre-schoolers.