Donation advances hospital fundraising

10 September 2020
Donation advances hospital fundraising

Donation advances hospital fundraising 

For Advance Agriculture, donating $10,000 to the Southland Charity Hospital was a pretty straightforward decision.  

“It’s just a great cause,” commercial director Iain Wilson says.  

“Any one of us could have to use it one day, and it really hit home as far as that goes. It’s good people trying to do really good things, and that really fits with the ethos of our company.” 

A locally-owned Gore-based company, Advance Agriculture supplies agricultural chemicals, seed, spray equipment and Precision Ag to the rural sector in Southland and Otago.  

The decision to donate $10,000 to the hospital was made before Covid-19 caused massive disruption to the country, but was ratified afterwards – it was simply a decision the company was always going to stick with.  

“It’s a great local charity and we’re a local company. It (the charity hospital) is going to support Southlanders and people in Otago; it could be our clients or our employees,” Iain says. 

Southland Charity Hospital board member Melissa Vining says the $10,000 donation is incredibly generous.  

“To have local businesses like Advance Agriculture give so generously during such challenging times gave us not only the funds but the confidence to keep pushing on with the project during very uncertain times,” she says.

“We are just continuously overwhelmed by the support of our amazing community. This donation from Advance Agriculture is massive; it’s going to help so much and we are extremely grateful.”  

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