Unfortunately our existing buses are fast approaching their use-by dates. We currently have four buses in the Auckland and Northland regions and we’ve recently leased one in Canterbury to meet the increasing need for our services in the post-earthquake environment.
We’d love to expand our fleet of buses (Wellington and Hamilton are top of the list) - however, it’s difficult enough to fund the maintenance expenses, let alone find the $55,000 it will cost to replace those beyond repair.
So we’re asking our community to help us by donating to our ‘Build a Bus’ appeal to ensure we can keep this service running. We’ve set ourselves a goal to raise enough money to expand our fleet to nine buses by 31 December.
LeasePlan has been Plunket’s fleet partner for over 10 years and lease around 600 vehicles for Plunket Nurses and staff around the country, including the Canterbury mobile clinic. When LeasePlan heard we were trying to raise money for new buses, they astonished us all by offering to match donations up to the value of a new bus. That means we could get not one, but two new buses!
Through this amazing gesture, LeasePlan hopes to inspire others to give as well.
Please help us to reach this ambitious goal by donating to this very worthy cause. You’ll be helping hundreds of families to keep accessing the services that they and their children need.
You’ll soon be able to witness the growth in donations on our website – with every dollar donated, you’ll see the bus become a visual and physical reality!