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24.11.2015

Funding a new St John’s Ambulance

As a part of Cardinal Logistics’ community focus, Managing Director, Tony Gorton and his wife Barbara Gorton have initiated Cardinals funding of an entire brand new St Johns Ambulance, including all its hi-tech clinical and medical equipment. He believes that it is the company’s corporate responsibility to make a positive change in the community and donating an ambulance will support not only the St John charity, but also the Manukau/Auckland communities including the 80-90% of Cardinal staff and their families that reside in that region.

St John provides emergency assistance to all of Auckland and over 90% of New Zealand’s population. They attend thousands of calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the St John ambulance fleet travel over 19 million kilometres a year to provide emergency ambulance services to 400,000 people. Every year they rely solely on donations and funding to purchase their aim of 80 new ambulances that they require to help the growing community and replace aging vehicles. An event was held at both Cardinal Auckland sites (Wiri and Mangere) on the 24th November to celebrate the launch of this new Ambulance. Richard Blundell, St John Patron and Doug Gallagher, St John District Operations Manager for Auckland explained the significance of such a donation and all the wonderful work they do to assist the community and save lives. Then all the Cardinal staff had an opportunity to walk through the new ambulance and chat with the St John team members about all the functions and equipment inside the vehicle. Cardinal hopes that this occasion encourages other companies within the industry to follow in their footsteps to actively get themselves and their staff involved in more positive community activities. The team at Cardinal are looking forward to seeing the new Cardinal ambulance out on the road in Manukau, saving some lives and assisting the St John team and greater Auckland community