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Blue Light is a youth charity which has worked in partnership with the New Zealand police and community for over 30 years with the aim of preventing young people becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime.
Through 74 branches the charity runs ‘TradeZone Kids Gone Fishing’ with its patron Graeme Sinclair, Bryan & Bobby, Rainbows End Fun Days, PCT Fear Factor, Driver Licencing Programs, Youth Mentoring, publishes a series of handbooks for Teenagers and their parents as well as providing residential Life Skills camps run in partnership with the New Zealand Defence Force.
In addition each local Blue Light branch runs events specific to their areas needs such as drug and alcohol education, holiday programs, after school care, camps for young victims of sexual assault, youth justice programs, kayaking, truancy and anti-graffiti programs, sports & family fun days, and a whole variety of events all aimed to build positive relationships between young people, the police, parents and the community.
The charity was founded back in the early 80’s with local police officers seeing a need to provide fun things for young people to do in their community and build positive relationships between young people and local police officers.
Blue Light delivers its programs thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses through fundraising and sponsorship. It is also extremely grateful for the funding it receives from its corporate Sponsor AA Insurance.
“Whilst many kiwi adults will remember attending a Blue Light disco as a teen, the charity now runs a huge range of programs and events for young people throughout New Zealand all aimed at building positive community partnerships between young people, the Police, their parents and the community”.
Blue Lights CEO, Rod Bell
Loyal is such a fantastic concept and Blue Light is extremely grateful to be a beneficiary. As a charitable organisation we are always looking for ways to fund the various programs we run for young people in New Zealand and each year that gets harder and harder therefore it’s fantastic to be part of the Loyal program whereby consumers can make a difference by purchasing fantastic products whilst at the same time support charitable causes.
Ruth Morse: Marketing & Communications Manager