“After 60 years of doing business in New Zealand, we wanted to do something that helped to give back to the communities that have supported Marsh over the years”, Marcus Pearson, CEO Marsh New Zealand
Thursday, 3 July, 1958 is where the story began for Marsh Limited. Our company has gone through many name changes and mergers to become who we are today. We are so proud of what we have achieved, but know that without our clients we wouldn't be where we are; so we are giving back to them - our clients and their local community organisations and charities.
Below are some highlights of our acts of service so far.
To date, Marsh colleagues across the country have completed activities such as donating blood, doing street collections for St Johns and Red Cross, helping sort donations for hospices in Auckland and Taranaki and run Pink Ribbon fundraising morning teas for breast cancer in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, to name only but a few.
“Our 60 acts of service is designed to expand on our annual programme of corporate and social responsibility activities, which is a hugely important part of our company’s ethos”, says Marcus Pearson, Country Head for Marsh New Zealand
Marcus Pearson himself led the charge in March when he spent five days on a 1960 Los Angeles Fire Department articulated fire truck, travelling across various parts of New Zealand, raising and distributing funds for Kiwi Kids in need. This was part of The Trillian Trek (formerly the Variety Bash), which visits schools and communities as part of a seven-day car rally held every year.
Other planned initiatives for the rest of the year include volunteering at the World Press Photo Exhibition in Auckland, helping run a children’s market in Christchurch and tree planting in Wellington. Keep your eyes on this page for more upcoming events later in the year.