phil & what?
Our common phil&teds head gene:
We focus on three phil&thropic areas because we can make a difference to the lives of people around the world. phil&teds heads love to support authentic, relevant organisations such as The Women's Refuge , Ronald McDonald House(s), Australia's St Kilda Mums and 'Changing Lives' in Thailand; and more!
some phil&thropic facts
Did you know that phil&teds' very own chief cook & bottle washer (CEO)
donates a massive $20K
a year to the
NZ Surgical Research Trust
? And we’ve just signed up to another 5 years of partnership. Pretty generous right? But wait, there's more…
Did you know that in the last four years, phil&teddy bears has made surgery that little bit
more 'bear-able' for over 6,000
little people within New Zealand?
Did you know that throughout 2012 and 2013, we refurbished and delivered
over 70 buggies
globally under our
'Buggies for Good'
initiative? And that every one we send out, or collect from a generous gem in NZ, is free of charge thanks to the support of
Peter Baker Transport
Did you know that since the programme launched in 2009,
we’ve refurbished and re-homed over 500 phil&teds and Mountain Buggy products?!
Which means organisations, fundraisers and community projects are now able to support their cause more easily, thanks to phil&teds and Mountain Buggy generous gems!
Our 'chief cook & bottle washer' (CEO) came up with the idea on an Air NZ flight, he was asked to donate to 'Change for Good'. Then, a lightbulb moment! Perhaps owners of pre-loved phil&teds or Mountain Buggy products may want to play their part and donate back to us... So in 2009, 'Buggies for Good' was born!
We collect pre-loved buggies from generous gems around the world, our clever little engineers give them the once over to make sure they’re in good working order, then we donate them back into the community or to organisations. Read all about the programme
If you have a request or know an organisation that we could help, please flick us an email:
Buggies For Good
Since launching in 2009, we've housed
over 500 buggies.
& NZ Surgical Research Trust
We strongly believe in the selfless work of New Zealand's
Surgical Research Trust
and their groundbreaking research. A phil&teddy bear is given to each child undergoing surgery at Wellington Hospital, to help to put a smile on their face and to provide a friend for comfort during a scary time. phil&teddy is there to make a child's recovery just that little bit more “bear-able”.
Read more from our phil&thropic leader
We've also funded groundbreaking research and a phil&teds funded research project won an accolade from the University of Otago, Wellington Summer Studentship for 2012/13 -
Royal NZ Ballet
China tour sponsorship 2013
Thanks to over 10 years of building reciprocal business growth relationships in China, phil&teds took the opportunity to export some of ‘New Zealand into China by supporting the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s tour’. At first glance it may seem an unusual sponsorship choice, but phil&teds is well known for a ‘business as un-usual’ mantra, and decisions such as this are never without sound motive. “There’s so much to this,” says chief cook & bottle washer, Campbell Gower. “We’ve long bridled at the perception that China is an unsophisticated ‘factory for the world’. It’s a country with a tremendous cultural history, and a currency of high performance business."
“At phil&teds we’ve built a high performance culture benchmarked daily against tough international competition. You gotta be the best! And we like to think that mirrors Royal New Zealand Ballet. So we want to celebrate the innovation, performance culture and abundant creativity of the Company, and it’s truly thrilling to see that reflected in Chinese media,” says Gower.
Dancers and supporters of the Royal NZ Ballet
Royal NZ Ballet senior dancer, Qi Huan outside the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, China
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