After reading of the plight of the Olivier family, whose car was trashed by vandals last Sunday, Canterbury Plunket Car Seat Services has offered to assist the family by providing a free car seat through its donation car seat scheme sponsored by Paul Kelly Motor Co.
Baby Jackson is on the verge of moving from a baby capsule into a car seat and the couple now has to use the money they had saved for this to pay for the $900 insurance excess on their vandalised car.
Plunket, via its partnership with Paul Kelly Motor Co, run a donation seat scheme whereby people who meet the stated criteria can apply for a seat to be donated to them free of charge.
Plunket car seat technicians, who are NZTA trained and certified, then install the seat in the vehicle and ensure that the parent or caregiver is aware of best practice use.
The donation scheme has been in operation for a year and has helped many people who can’t afford a car seat to safely transport their children.
Trained Plunket staff assess each need individually, then a suitable seat is given to the family and installed free of charge. The donated seats are all safety approved by Plunket and have the relevant Standards certification.
The Olivier family will be presented with their new car seat at:
10.30am on Wednesday 29 January
5 Twigger Street, Addington.
To confirm attendance please email Jan.Nicol@plunket.org.nz
Jan Nicol, Canterbury Plunket car Seat Services Manager
027 552 8769