Zespri CEO to parachute for charity

Media Release - 03 April 2017

If you look up in the sky in Tauranga on Monday 10 April, you might just catch a glimpse of Zespri’s chief executive floating past, doing his bit to raise funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation.

Zespri Chief Executive Lain Jager says he’s thrilled to help the Graeme Dingle Foundation support at-risk kids around New Zealand by taking part in a fundraising parachute jump.

“Zespri and the kiwifruit industry is a key contributor to the Bay of Plenty’s economy and we have our part to play by supporting our local communities, which doesn’t often involve jumping out of planes.

“The Foundation’s programmes supported around 2,300 kids in Bay of Plenty alone last year, helping keep at-risk kids on track and make a positive contribution to society. I’m asking people in the kiwifruit industry and across the Bay of Plenty to give generously to the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s important work and support vulnerable kids in our community.

“We’re hoping to raise $2000 in donations and Zespri will match donations dollar for dollar up to this amount. Please consider supporting this worthy cause – all donations small and large will be gratefully received,” says Lain.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation provides mentors, inspirational classroom leaders and outdoor education to kids
to help them develop confidence and resilience, set goals for the future and contribute positively to society.

A GiveALittle page (https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/droplainjager) has been set up to manage donations, which are now at $455.00.

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