Supporting the St John's Annual Appeal 2022
Show us your Heart of Gold this April and be in to win!
This April, we’re proud to again be supporting the St John Annual Appeal. Because this year, they need everyone’s help more than ever.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the St John ambulance staff and volunteers have always been there for New Zealanders, putting their health and safety on the line to continue caring for our communities. But the Omicron outbreak has pushed them to their limits - they have been experiencing their highest call out volumes ever recorded - and their annual street collection will be seriously impacted, wiping out the main fundraising activity of the organisation.
Time for the good news though. We can all play our part by donating to this incredible not-for-profit and here at Vivo we want to go the extra mile by offering you the chance to win a prize - on us!
When you buy a St John Heart of Gold badge at your local Vivo salon, between Monday 4th of April and Sunday 17th of April, you’ll go in the draw to win one of 3 x $200 Vivo vouchers, which can be used in the salon or online.
So St John wins and you could win. It all sounds great to us!
You never know when it could be you, a much-loved family member or friend, who needs urgent help from St John - show us your heart of gold this April.
Here’s a few other things that you may not know about St John.
- They are only about 82% funded, leaving a gap of over $30 million dollars to fill each year!
- Their annual street appeal usually brings in about $300,000 each year, but it’s unlikely they will be able to achieve even a small portion of this in 2022.
- Currently St John is receiving more calls than ever before, and is facing daily callouts with numbers only ever seen once a year on New Years eve. Some days even these numbers are being exceeded.
- St John staff are also impacted by Omicron – either caring for their families, or being unwell themselves.
- Not only are the callouts for Covid related conditions, but also for the normal wide ranging medical incidents, accidents and mental health support.
- This coupled with much longer wait times at emergency departments, means callouts take longer and sometimes this extends patient wait times.
In short, the ambulance service needs the support of New Zealanders more than ever as we all deal with this health crisis, ensuring they can care for each and every person who needs their help.
You can also donate directly at heartofgold.org.nz
*Valid while stocks last.