As part of PlaceMakers’ national support campaign for Blue September, Mt Wellington PlaceMakers branch manager Chris Fairbairn, PlaceMakers general manager of commercial Vaughan Grant and Fletcher Building chief executive Jonathan Ling were given “number ones” by All Black legend Andy Haden.
PlaceMakers Mt Wellington hosted a BBQ and brews event for local customers, the trade and suppliers. Andy Haden was there to do the shave and answer everyone’s burning RWC questions, and MC Murray Deaker provided shave-off commentary.
The event raised more than $50,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
In a brief speech, PlaceMakers chief executive John Beveridge acknowledged that prostate cancer is a significant men’s health issue in New Zealand.
“PlaceMakers works in a male-dominated sector, so it makes sense to raise awareness (and money) for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. We are really proud to support Blue September,” Mr Beveridge said.
Over September, PlaceMakers stores across New Zealand raised approximately $400,000 for this worthy cause.