Life Education Trust
Tauranga’s Legacy Trust is doing its part to help young people make good choices and avoid negative influences.
The Trust has just donated $10,000 to the district’s Life Education Trust in its latest round of community distributions.
Life Education Trust Western Bay of Plenty region chairperson Debbie Given says receiving $10,000 to benefit the district’s primary and intermediate school pupils was a “huge help and very exciting”.
The Life Education Trust aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their health and well-being.
The trust, which operates out of a visiting mobile classroom and has the much-loved Harold the Giraffe as its mascot, is a first-time Legacy Trust recipient.
Many other local groups have just benefited from the latest Legacy Trust distributions. The list is varied and includes, for example, Otumoetai Toy Library, Waipuna Hospice, St Vincent de Paul Society, AARC Wildlife Trust, Tauranga Civic Choir and local colleges, surf clubs and golf clubs.
More than a quarter of a million dollars has been gifted back in to the greater Tauranga community by Legacy Trust this financial year.
The total of $255,267 equates to a record annual amount gifted by the charitable trust, which is responsible for distributing the profits from Legacy Funerals. The funds Legacy is able to distribute is totally reliant on people choosing Legacy’s funeral services – Legacy is a charitable, rather than commercial, funeral company.
Since Legacy Trust was formed by Greg Brownless in 2007, nearly $1.5 million has been gifted back to the local community to benefit current and future Western Bay of Plenty citizens.
“All the profits from Legacy are given back to worthwhile causes, making our community a better place and creating lasting legacies,” Greg says.
Photo: Life Education Trust Western Bay of Plenty region chairperson Debbie Given with Harold the Giraffe and Legacy Funerals director Mike Savage.