Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf have come to the rescue of St John in Pleasant Point near Timaru by donating a container for storage while their new ambulance station is being built.
With the service moving out of its old station, which is relocating due to development in the area, it required a safe and secure place to store supplies and goods until its new building is complete.
Sam Pawsey, Royal Wolf Senior Sales Executive in Timaru, heard about the small station’s predicament and offered to donate a hire container to support the station through this transition period.
“We’re very grateful to Sam and the Royal Wolf team for helping us out through this difficult situation,” says Station Manager Murray Dryden.
“We honestly didn’t know what we were going to do but the container works a treat. It’s safe, secure, weather-proof and it fits everything that we need inside – apart from the ambulance of course.”
St John is holding a charity auction at the Pleasant Point Hotel on Saturday August 31 at 7.30pm with proceeds going towards the relocation and rebuild project.
Mr Pawsey says Royal Wolf is a big supporter of community initiatives and being able to help a hugely important charitable organisation such as St John is extra special.
“We’re always looking for ways to give something back to the community, so it’s very pleasing to be able to support the volunteers at the Pleasant Point Station and lend a helping hand.”
He says that while containers are used for a diverse range of projects these days, the St John container is an example of the big difference a single shipping container can make for an organisation.