January 16, 2023

A community-minded business: Z Energy

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Z Energy is a fuel provider and a community-minded business that is focused on “empowering our youth, neighbourhoods, and our Z whānau.” In seeking to pay-it-forward to help their wider community, Z Energy has given $650 worth of fuel vouchers to Breast Cancer Support Services in Tauranga.


Did you know that breast cancer is the third most common cancer in New Zealand? Most of us may know someone who has had, or currently has, the disease; some of us may even have breast cancer ourselves. Those with breast cancer may have to attend regular therapy sessions, often far away from homes and family, and this means extra costs for fuel. Budgets can be tight for cancer patients as they often have to stop being in paid employment due to their illness and recovery, adding to anxiety levels and stress. BCSS Tauranga is an organisation that seeks to help women and men suffering from breast cancer as they negotiate the often long road to recovery (treatments can be for about one year). Part of this support has been offering breast cancer patients fuel cards to help with the costs of travel.


Ngaire from BCSS Tauranga said of Z Energy, “The vouchers make a huge difference to those going through treatment; they are very thankful for GoGenerosity and the community’s support." She talked about one lady who lives in rural Te Puke and who often comes to central Tauranga for treatment, so, for her (and others), these fuel vouchers from Z Energy have been a wonderful help.


Corporate partners, Spark Business Hub and S&L Land Specialists, also based in Tauranga, have worked alongside Z Energy in paying-it-forward to offer these fuel vouchers to BCSS and those suffering from breast cancer. Our thoughts go out to those suffering from breast cancer in our community, and we at GoGenerosity are heartened to read of companies and charities looking to offer a better future for those around us.

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