Waikato Farmer Inspires Passion for Child Health in Livestock Company
Farmers are being asked to donate some of the proceeds from their livestock sales to benefit child health research in New Zealand.
Livestock trading company, New Zealand Farmers Livestock (NZFL), have announced their support for leading child health research charity, Cure Kids, and their passion to make a difference to health outcomes for New Zealand children.
NZFL CEO Steve Morrison says that meeting the child of one of their clients was the initial inspiration for getting involved with Cure Kids.
Finn Corbin (8), born with only half a functioning heart, known as hypoplastic right heart, has undergone more than 24 operations and is referred to by those closest to him as their ‘little miracle’.
“Meeting Finn and getting to know the Corbin family has given us a tangible insight into the importance of medical research in improving outcomes for young people.”
“Finn and his family are passionate about Cure Kids and have said to us many times that it is only because of research, funded by organisations such as Cure Kids, that Finn is alive today”.
Finn is a keen young farmer alongside his mum and dad, two brothers and sister on their Ohinewai farm.
Finn is also a proud Cure Kids ambassador, alongside more than 40 other children battling various serious health conditions.
Mr Morrison said that in addition to asking their clients to donate a portion of proceeds from stock sales, NZFL would waive their company commission to boost donations.
Cure Kids CEO Frances Benge said that the support of New Zealand Famers Livestock is invaluable.
“We cannot do what we do without the support of organisations like NZFL. Their shared desire to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealand children provides a wonderful platform for farmers in the Waikato and surrounding areas to make a real difference.”
“New Zealand has some incredibly talented researchers but they need funds if they are to convert their novel ideas into tangible outcomes. The generosity of everyday New Zealanders like NZFL and its clients has enabled Cure Kids to support truly ground-breaking research which has gone on to improve and save the lives of millions of young people both here and around the world.”
NZFL said that their clients will soon be receiving details of how they can support Cure Kids.
The partnership will run throughout the year and aims to raise over $20,000 for Cure Kids.