Wairoa School provides a comprehensive education for children aged 5 to 18 years of age who have moderate to severe disabilities and may also have additional support needs related to autism, physical and sensory disabilities.
The Edwards’ team arrived before school started and once they had hats, sunscreen and gloves in place they got straight into it.
This isn’t the first time Edwards employees have done voluntary work at the school. Last year, over two days, a collective total of 78 hours was volunteered by staff to action the garden vision of the school side entry grounds.
Edwards says it aspires to have 100% of their employees do at least one charitable activity every year.
Employees completed the new garden with a feeling they really contributed and made a positive impact in the lives of the kids and their families.
Managing Director of Edwards Lifesciences ANZ, Pat Williams said “the physically demanding work our volunteers did over Friday and Saturday at Wairoa School for the severely handicapped was truly phenomenal – I’m confident that the staff and students will appreciate the work to improve this area of the school.
“Our commitment to charitable giving is one of the defining elements of our culture. We’re fortunate to be able to support many health- and community-focused programs through grants to non-profit organisations around the world from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.”
This year the Wairoa School was successful recipient of $5,000 from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.
Edwards believes that through their actions they will become trusted partners with customers, colleagues, and patients – creating a community unified in its mission to improve the quality of life around the world.