On 16 November, AJ Park Principal Paul Johns took a giant leap off the top of Auckland's iconic 192m high Sky Tower as part of the Graeme Dingle Foundation's Drop Your Boss Fundraiser.
AJ Park commenced its community partnership with the Foundation in October 2022, and since then has supported its work in a number of ways. This was the first time the firm has participated in the Drop Your Boss event, which challenges participants to step outside their comfort zone, much the same as the Foundation encourages its young people to.
Community giving has always been an important part of the culture at AJ Park, so I’m pleased to have had the chance to get involved, especially in such a unique way as the Drop Your Boss fundraiser. It was a fun, if slightly nerve-wracking, opportunity to raise awareness of, and funds for the invaluable work of the Foundation,
Young people today have to show a huge amount of resilience to deal with what life throws at them. It’s far more than most of us had to face as children. Organisations like the Graeme Dingle Foundation are a vital way of ensuring we stay connected with those young people, helping them build their resilience and proving to them that they can overcome any obstacle,
About the Graeme Dingle Foundation
The Graeme Dingle Foundation works with schools, businesses, and communities to help tamariki and rangatahi develop core life skills to overcome life’s challenges and realise their potential. Since 1995, the Foundation has worked with over 300,000 youths across New Zealand.
Every $1 the Foundation fundraises and invests provides benefits of $7.80 back into those communities. More information about the Foundation and its mission to help young Kiwis can be found here.