Enable has become the inaugural foundation sponsor of the Christchurch chapter of FLINT, or Future Leaders in Technology, a national leadership programme run by TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand) that provides networking development opportunities for the next generation of technology industry leaders. The Christchurch chapter launched on 21 February 2018.
We became a major sponsor of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce in September 2017 – so we both can work closely together in a range of ways to benefit local businesses. A part of the sponsorship includes the Enable Digital Series – a series to educate and inspire Canterbury businesses on the potential of digital technology.
We partnered with The Breeze radio station to run a competition to 'Connect with your Community'. St Patrick's School in Kaiapoi were the winners! They were in dire need of some updated outdoor furniture for the kids, some new school signage and a lick of paint on the steps outside the classrooms. The Enable team spent the day at the school in March 2019 and turned drab to cheerful!
At Enable, one of our core values is ‘show the love’. This means we care for each other, our customers, our community and the environment.
One of the ways we do this is through our community sponsorship initiatives. What’s so special about these initiatives is that they are events or groups in our community that our very own Enable staff are part of.
We take applications every quarter from our staff who are actively involved in the communities and events they are applying for. Our team are a super passionate and community focussed bunch. We want to honour this by celebrating their efforts in our community and showing some love!
Miscarriage Matters New Zealand is a not-for-profit that was founded in Canterbury. Every October during Baby Loss Awareness Week they host their Butterfly Fun Run, and Enable were able to sponsor their social media advertising for this event. The funds raised at the Fun Run go towards curating care packages for women who have recently gone through a miscarriage.
We're stoked to provide funding for Southern Dragons new team uniforms and a branded team flag to display at their regattas. See the video below about how our sponsorship has supported Southern with their dragon boating.
One of the 2022 initiatives we have chosen to support this year is the Canta Lankans Association’s Annual Talent Show. The Canta Lankans Association is a group of new and long-settled Sri Lankan migrants who have chosen Ōtautahi as their home. The group represents the local Sri Lankan community and builds a platform to meet their cultural, social and sporting needs.
After the inaugural Canta Lankans Association’s Talent Show last year received such positive feedback from the community around how uplifting it was, it was decided to bring it back as an annual event. The night is an opportunity to showcase the community’s talents in music, dancing, acting and arts in one epic show of culture and passion. Enable shares Canta Lankans Association’s passion for bringing communities together, we were honoured to be able to support this event.
We have a small snippet from some of the magic of the Canta Lankans Association Talent Show below.
We are pleased to be able to help out and purchase some new toys for the local children to enjoy.
Enable are pleased to sponsor the annual Dick Farrant Fun Day, held annually in January on the Waimakariri River.
Running since the late 80's, the day involves providing a jet boat ride for up to 500 special needs people and their carers. Enable provided a BBQ, certificates and drinks for the day.
We helped out this awesome bunch of kids by sponsoring their trip to Hamilton so they could take part in the Primary Schools National Kapa Haka competition.
We proudly sponsored Wigram Primary School to contribute towards a brand new playground for the kids to enjoy. Looks like they're very pleased with the outcome!
We were able to happily help out the Waimakariri United Football Club with sponsorship towards the purchase of their own branded Gazebo.
We supported one of Bellyful's cook-a-thons by providing them with the funds to buy the ingredients to make meals for families with newborns and young children who are suffering from illness.
We helped BBBS host a fundraiser at Skydiving Kiwis by providing a sausage sizzle for everyone involved! They raised $16,593 on the day, and the money will go towards helping Christchurch kids get matched with a mentor.
Otakaro Orchard is Christchurch’s first public food forest located near the Avon River. When completed, the food forest will provide tonnes of locally grown produce for use by the community. We supplied a range of gardening tools and wheelbarrows to make the job of clearing the site much easier for volunteers.