Lyttelton Port increases sponsorship support for local communities
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is committed to engaging with, and supporting, the communities in which it operates.
“Following the establishment of LPC’s new Inland Port, MidlandPort at Rolleston which opened in June 2016, LPC began providing sponsorship funding in the area,” said LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie. “Last year the Company made contributions to Selwyn’s new St Johns ambulance facility, Weedons Primary School and the Rolleston Scout Group. In our latest funding round LPC has increased its support with the following new sponsorships.”
Rolleston Warriors Rugby League Club (RWRLC): LPC is pleased to now be a silver sponsor of the RWRLC, a newly formed club based in Rolleston with an emphasis on junior players in every age grade up to under 12s.
Waikirikiri Basketball Club: The Canterbury Basketball Association is establishing the Waikirikiri Basketball Club in Rolleston and the Selwyn District. There is currently no club in the area and a growing number of children wanting to play basketball. LPC funding will go towards court hire and uniform costs for junior competitions.
Waikirikiri Sport: LPC’s funding will support providing Coaching Packs for each of the junior hockey teams in the new community sports club based in the Rolleston/Selwyn district. Packs will include hockey sporting equipment, umpires tops and first aid kits.
Canterbury United: Canterbury United provides a pathway for talented young footballers to excel. It operates in Rolleston and other areas of the region. LPC funding will be used for sporting equipment in the community, sports clubs and primary schools.
“LPS is also a long time supporter of the Lyttelton Harbour Basin community in which it operates. In the latest funding round its support in this area has also increased with these new sponsorships:
The Peninsula Art Auction: LPC has contributed funding towards running The Peninsula Art auction – the major fundraiser for the Lyttelton Primary School. The auction was held on April 9 and the money raised will be used over the next two years to benefit the children of the school.
The Naval Point Yacht Club Lyttelton: LPC is providing two containers for the Naval Point Club Lyttelton for storage of rescue/coaching equipment.
“As well LPC is also sponsoring the annual New Zealand Marine Sciences Society conference which is a forum for the latest marine research. This reinforces LPC’s commitment to scientific marine research and the health of Lyttelton harbour.
“LPC also has a wide range of existing sponsorships which support youth sporting development, environmental and community initiatives.”
Allanah James LPC Strategic Communications Manager 021 709 652