AA Insurance helps Variety give young Kiwis a warm place to dream

Young girl cuddling her teddy in a warm bed

With the nights getting longer and colder, snuggling up in a warm cosy bed at the end of each day can be bliss. But sadly, this isn’t an option for many children in New Zealand with one in 10 Kiwi kids in our poorest communities going without a warm bed to call their own. These children often sleep on the floor or co-share a bed, meaning they don’t have their own place to relax, recharge or dream. They are also at greater risk of illness and hospital admission.

Our partner Variety – the Children's Charity is doing amazing work to help these children and has recently launched its Warm Hearts Winter Appeal with the aim of fundraising $400,000 to help 1,100 young Kiwis receive a bed and bedding pack of their own through their Beds for Kids programme. Since launching three weeks ago, the campaign has already raised $81,000 to help those in need.

At AA Insurance we’re committed to helping Variety in its mission to help young New Zealanders thrive and are supporting the appeal by providing 100 bedding packs that will help keep Kiwi kids warm and well this winter.

These beds and bedding packs make a huge difference to children like Derek, who was helped by Variety last year. Derek’s mum described how having a bed of his own improved his mental and physical wellbeing, which has helped him participate better at school :

“The team at Variety has been amazing; they have given my child a nice new bed that keeps him off the ground, he is warm, and his health has improved. He has more energy in the morning and is able concentrate on tasks at school,” she says.

You can find our more and donate to Variety’s Warm Hearts Appeal.

Jade Wong-Smith

Senior Marketing Representative

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 930+ staff look after over 480,000 customers with 970,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety NZ and Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (since 2011) and Quality Service Awards for Car, and Home and Contents Insurance (since 2015), Kantar Customer Leadership Index (since 2019), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2018), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies. AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (2019 and 2020).

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Rachael Joel, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 403 504 or rachaelJ@botica.co.nz

Amanda Fifield, AA Insurance, 027 406 1787, amanda_fifield@aainsurance.co.nz

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