Mobil has recently provided a contribution of more than $6,000 to Coastguard Canterbury for the purchase of wet weather gear for volunteers, including jackets, trousers, lifejackets and sea boots.
The Coastguard is one of many initiatives Mobil supports each year to help community organisations close to company operations, including the Mobil Lyttelton Terminal. Mobil’s support is focussed on community safety, promoting maths and science education at schools and marine conservation. In the Lyttelton area, Mobil has previously supported:
- Project Lyttelton (Farmers Market and Festival)
- Lyttelton Primary School (computer equipment)
- Heathcote Valley Primary School (maths program and TV)
- Lyttelton Fire Brigade (rescue equipment)
Coastguard is a volunteer based organisation that provides marine search and rescue services. Volunteers are on call 24 hours, 365 days a year. Over the past 12 months, Coastguard Canterbury has answered 32 calls for help and rescued 64 people.
Coastguard Canterbury is run by 27 trained volunteers. Last year, the volunteers gave 6,567 hours of service to their community, including 2,591 hours training to save lives at sea.
“I’m really appreciative of the unique support Mobil has provided to our Coastguard Canterbury volunteers. It’s very special that Mobil have chosen to provide gear that will keep our people safe, warm and dry when they go out to save others.
"Many of our volunteers have had to make do with wet weather gear that didn’t fit properly so to have Mobil behind us and looking after our team is just fantastic. It’s a challenging job and our people are called on day or night and often when the weather is at its worst,” said Nicola Hockley, Coastguard Canterbury President.
For more information about Coastguard New Zealand, please visit www.coastguard.nz.
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