Heat Pumps NOW Loves Paying It Forward in Christchurch
We launched our Pay it Forward Win-A-Wish competition, where people could nominate their friends, family, and community in Christchurch via the Heat Pumps NOW Facebook page to win something that would make a difference in their lives.
Kathryn Robinson nominated her friend Dannie Batchelor, because she does a lot for others and thought it was about time she was on the receiving end.
Heat Pumps NOW thought Dannie would make a worthy recipient of our Pay it Forward Win-A-Wish competition. But while we are awesome at servicing and repairing heat pumps, we’re not as good with cars. We needed expert automotive help.
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Together with her husband Dannie looks after five beautiful girls, but working and running a household without a functioning car is very difficult.
Having chosen Dannie, we posted our announcement on the Heat Pumps NOW Facebook page. Kathryn saw the good news first.
“Kathryn says to me on Facebook, ‘Are you around?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ and she said ‘Just hang on in there for a little bit.’ Then I think I might have been tagged in post and I was just like ‘Oh My Goodness!’ I’m still pretty speechless about the whole thing to be honest.”
Having a fully function car would make a big difference to the Batchelor household.
“Having a mobile vehicle is essential. It costs $30 just to do a trip on the bus for all six of us. A car’s gonna make it a lot easier,” says Dannie.
The expert mechanics at Kendal Vehicle Services had a look at Dannie’s car, but sadly there wasn’t much they could do.
The idea of getting a new car, and having it assessed by the automotive experts at Kendal Vehicle Services prior to purchasing to make sure it would run smoothly was a lot for Dannie to take in.
“I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I was just blown away,” Dannie admits.
“We would like to massively thank Carol Bradley at Kendal Vehicle Services for her wonderful support during this promotion,” says Blair Ashdowne. They not only have assessed the car at no cost, but have supported in purchasing the car which is essentially unrepairable. Thank you so much!”
At Heat Pumps NOW we don’t just say we support our community, we live it out in action. To check out some of Heat Pumps NOW’s other community ventures in Christchurch, click here.