QV Walks the Length of NZ for Charity
To help raise money for Lifeline Aotearoa, the team at Quotable Value (QV) has collectively walked the entire length of New Zealand – twice!
For the entire month of July, our people took part in a QV H?koi for Mental Health challenge aimed at walking the length of NZ (1600km) to help raise funds for Lifeline Aotearoa. The challenge was so successful, that the team managed to complete it twice, raising more than $1100 in the process.
Lifeline helps Kiwis in crisis by linking them with counsellors via free, 24-hour telephone support. It receives more than 10,000 calls per month from people who are struggling with a range of issues, including mental health or relationship problems, grief, abuse, bullying and loneliness.
Each call to the non-profit organisation costs approximately $25, so the money raised by QV should be able to fund about 44 phone calls.
Members of QV’s Auckland office were invited to tour the local Lifeline facility last week to hear about some of the amazing work that the charity does and to brainstorm some ideas for future partnerships.
Senior property consultant Rupert Yortt commented: “What was most eye-opening for me was the sheer number of phone calls that Lifeline gets every day, and that number has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. They truly do amazing work; I’m glad we were able to support them and also get some fresh air and exercise in the process.”
If you’d like to support Lifeline and the great work they do visit their website for more information.