We are people just like you, so we believe in the importance of supporting community programmes and events – whether it is an individual’s sporting goal or a charitable cause.
We are always focused on actions that are good for our society, whether giving back or getting out in the community. That is why throughout the year our team members are encouraged to take a day’s paid leave, to help out within the community or a specific organisation of their choice.
With about 30 staff at Harris Tate, this equates to about 180 hours of voluntary work dedicated to helping and increasing civic pride within Tauranga.
Since 2010 Summerhill Charitable Trust’s A1 Youth Academy has been making a difference to the lives of young people who attend.
Through this unique leadership course, 15 to 20-year-olds are taught fundamental life skills that are vital for success in and out of the classroom, graduating with a Gold Card to help with future employment and scholarships.
Harris Tate director David Foster is a trustee of the charitable trust, helping founders David and Cloie Blackley generously give back and leave a legacy for the Bay of Plenty Youth.