Anchor supports a range of community projects: from elite athletes to junior school rugby teams. We care deeply for our community and its people. This is evidenced in our support of Wesley College's under 14 rugby team, Surf Life Saving NZ and the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Surf Life Saving NZ
Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inc. (SLSNZ) is the charity representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand. Around 17,000 people are members of SLSNZ. According to patrol statistics, they rescued over 1,600 people in 2013 alone and were there to provide saftey interventions a massive 349,000 times on our beaches in that same year.
Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation carries on the work of a very special New Zealander, the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). Fred was an internationally acclaimed eye surgeon and social justice activist who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care.
The Fred Hollows Foundation was established in Sydney, Australia, on 3 September 1992, just five months before Professor Fred Hollows passed away.
They have a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind. They work to restore sight and end avoidable blindness across Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
The roll of Wesley College's famous old boys hints at strong currents that flow through the school: cultural identity, sporting success, and academic achievement. Notable alumni include Jonah Lomu, actor Temuera Morrison, Oscar winner Richard Taylor, former Children's Commissioner Roger McClay, and the first Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Sir Peter Kenilorea.
The Wesley College Under 14 Rugby team.