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Celebrating one year with Fulton Hogan

Community, Support

9 September 2020

The Fulton Hogan MND New Zealand Support Fund is here resized

A big thank you to our Foundation Corporate Sponsor Fulton Hogan as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our partnership and The Fulton Hogan MND New Zealand Support Fund.

It takes a team to live with the impacts of MND and we are so proud to have Fulton Hogan as part of the team making a difference by supporting our vision: Together, we provide the best quality support for those living with MND.

The Fulton Hogan MND New Zealand Support Fund, which launched on 29 August last year, provides additional support grants to people living with MND, their immediate families, whānau, and carers to maximise their quality of life.

Almost $50,000 in grants have been approved so far, helping 54 families across New Zealand with additional support to cover transport costs, home improvements and maintenance, respite care, counselling, specialised care, medical equipment, and other practical needs.

Support team leader Toni Foster says:

“Clients, caregivers and health professionals have expressed gratitude for this fund and our support team members are all grateful to be able to offer this to people.”    

We’ve received lots of messages of appreciation from grant recipients, including Patrick who cared for a loved one living with MND:

“I’m quite blown away by this generosity from the support fund. Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone involved in making things like this happen as it is so needed during the caring of a loved one with MND. It is a cruel disease, but the kindness of strangers certainly helps get through another day. The money will help me get through a week for my own care and rest and a good break away.”

Over this past year, the team at Fulton Hogan has extended their support in many other ways, helping to raise awareness about MND through their networks and activities. They’ve held awareness talks and ‘Cuppa Tea’ events, created videos to share with their extensive followers, held a quiz night with a raffle for prizes, and some team members also volunteered at Walk 2 D’Feet MND events.

MND New Zealand rely almost completely on the generosity of the New Zealand community to continue to provide free, personalised practical and emotional support to people living with MND, their families, whānau and carers nationwide.  Support from corporations like Fulton Hogan not only help provide vital support and resources, but they also help raise awareness of MND, using their reach to increase support for people living with MND by encouraging others to join the team.

The Fulton Hogan MND New Zealand Support Fund has made a huge difference in improving the quality of life of our community over this first year. We are so grateful for the opportunities this partnership brings and their ongoing support. It is hugely appreciated.

Thanks for being part of the team Fulton Hogan!

For more information on The Fulton Hogan Support Fund click here.

Photo caption: In September the team at Fulton Hogan held a quiz night raising almost $3,000 for MND New Zealand.

Main photo caption – from left to right: Fulton Hogan Managing Director Cos Bruyn, MND New Zealand General Manager Carl Sunderland, Fulton Hogan Chairman David Faulkner, Fulton Hogan Executive General Manager – Culture, Jules Fulton

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