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Greenstone partners with national Christchurch earthquake appeal

18/04/2011 - General News

Jonathan Hill

Customers at Shell-branded service stations across the country will be able to choose to contribute to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal with every purchase from today. 

Greenstone Energy – the New Zealand company which owns and operates the Shell-branded network - has become a national partner of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

Greenstone Chief Executive Mike Bennetts said the scale of the Christchurch tragedy required a sustained response.

“We responded in our own way in the immediate aftermath of the quake. As a Kiwi-owned company we also want to use the national reach of our network to continue to support getting Christchurch back on its feet.”

Customers will be able to ask staff to add a $1, $3 or $5 donation to every purchase which will then go directly to the Appeal fund.

Mark Weldon, the Prime Minister’s personal representative on the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, said Greenstone’s response was a welcome support and clear recognition that Christchurch was still in dire need.

“Greenstone recognises that Christchurch is still hurting and the city needs us now more than ever. Winter is on its way, much of the community infrastructure is in ruin, and hardship is starting to hurt. Greenstone has seen that Christchurch is going to continue to need on-going support and is providing New Zealanders a great way to be there with Cantabrians through the hard times as they start putting their communities back together.

“Greenstone is a long-term player in the community, and is continuing to commit to Christchurch and New Zealand. The company’s willingness to step up and work practically and in partnership with the Appeal to make this happen has been tremendous.”