Luke Crockford - Community school update

One of the key things I love about working and living in the Grey Lynn community is the ability that when a school reaches out, I am in a position where I am able to help.

A few months ago, a parent of Richmond Road School reached out to me and let me know what had been going on regarding the basketball fever that had hit the school. I was told that over the past year the amount of children interested in basketball had increased significantly; it started off with only five or six children and now the school had around 80 children playing the sport!

Personally, I have been sponsoring the school for the past five or so years through my business and I was very glad to have the opportunity to be a part of this basketball sponsorship now too.

It was an absolute pleasure for Gower Buchanan and I to work together and provide these children with very fashionable and trendy basketball singlets also with the help of the parents and printing company stepping in.

I was very touched to be given my own framed singlet; it was very emotional to be presented with this at the school assembly as well as an enormous thank you card made by the children who had put a lot of time and effort into it.

It was amazing to hear feedback from the parents about how happy these singlets made the children, how they felt part of a real team and how many of them who had never played before are getting involved and coming together across a wide range of years and language units. So apart from connecting people with property, another key factor for me here is connecting with the local community. (Luke Crockford)

Published 1 October 2021