Advisers raise $12.5k for Fiordland Conservation Trust’s Kids Restore the Kepler

Advisers raise $12.5k for Fiordland Conservation Trust’s Kids Restore the Kepler

28 October 2020

On Friday 16 October, Fidelity Life hosted a charity dinner at the Fiordland Lodge with 30 financial advisers from across the country. Fidelity Life joint acting CEO, Adrian Riminton was keen to use the opportunity to give back to the region that hosted the group during their three day stay.

The charity dinner, which involved auctioning off a range of items primarily donated by tourism operators in the Queenstown and Fiordland areas, raised $12,550 thanks to the group of advisers in attendance and Fidelity Life staff.

In presenting the cheque Adrian said, “We wish you all the best with the great work you are doing in the area of education, conservation and environmental awareness with the young people who live in this incredible part of New Zealand.”

Fiordland Conservation Trust Chair, Murray Willans was thrilled to receive the donation, recognising what the injection of funds would enable for the charity.

“It was absolutely amazing to raise $12,550 for Kids Restore the Kepler. The funds will certainly give Kids Restore the Kepler and the local schools a real boost at a time when it is needed most” Murray said.  

Kids Restore the Kepler is an award-winning project which engages schools, community, contractors and DOC in active stewardship of the Kepler Peninsula in Fiordland National Park. Combining conservation and education, the project mobilises local learning centres, businesses, council and community volunteers to help control pests and protect endangered native species.

Murray Willans & Adrian Riminton

Murray Willans, Chair – Fiordland Conservation Trust (left), accepting the cheque from Adrian Riminton, Fidelity Life joint acting CEO (right).