Insurance broking giant Marsh is conducting 60 acts of community service throughout the year, as it marks its 60 years of business in New Zealand.
To date, Marsh colleagues across the country have performed activities such as donating blood, doing street collections for St. Johns and Red Cross, helping sort donations for hospices in Auckland and Taranaki and running Pink Ribbon fundraising morning teas for breast cancer in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.
According to Marsh New Zealand country head Marcus Pearson, the company wanted to do something that helps give back to communities that have supported Marsh over the years.
“Our 60 acts of service is designed to expand on our annual programme of corporate and social responsibility activities, which is a hugely important part of our company’s ethos,” he said.
In March, Pearson spent five days on a 1960 Los Angeles Fire Department articulated fire truck, travelling across various parts of New Zealand, raising and distributing funds for Kiwi Kids in need. This was part of The Trillian Trek (formerly the Variety Bash), which visits schools and communities as part of a seven-day car rally held every year.
Marsh said other planned initiatives for the rest of the year include volunteering at the World Press Photo Exhibition in Auckland, helping run a children’s market in Christchurch and tree planting in Wellington.