The Public Trust Central Service Centre team, based in Lower Hutt, have raised more than $3,000 for charity in a Masterchef-style cooking contest.
"Coffee-Break Cooks" challenged the teams on each of the three floors of the Queens Drive building against each other to produce the best morning tea and raise funds for prostate cancer awareness and research to support the Cancer Society's Movember campaign. The three morning teas, held during November, raised $3,126.50.
"It was great to be involved in such an innovative fundraiser for a worthy charity. Everyone really got behind the activity, which made fundraising fun as well as rewarding," said Simon Dixie, General Manager Operations Public Trust.
In keeping with the "Coffee-Break Cooks" activity that raised the funds, the cheque was presented to Helen Montgomery, Manager Fundraising and Communications, from the Cancer Society at a morning tea on 17 December with the presentation of a Public Trust themed cake.
Notes to editors:
Public Trust Central Service Centre (CSC) houses most of the 'backroom' Trusts, Estates, Legal Services, and Accounting functions of Public Trust. The CSC staff process and administer customer Wills, deceased estates, charitable and family trusts.