Absolute Energy has a strong passion for its local community. We love developing meaningful relationships with local businesses, clubs and individuals and whenever possible we try to give back to the community that’s supported us over the years. Here are some of the community groups and nelson sponsorships we’re involved with presently!
Nelson-Tasman Big Brothers Big Sisters
– Annual Charity fundraiser – Absolute Energy donates a prize package.
– Entered a team in the BBBS charity Golf Day 17 March 2022 and were successful in a couple of auction items.
– Brockies Breakfast fundraiser.
Brads Stock Car – We sponsored an up-and-coming speedway racer (Brad Frost) to help cover costs to enable him to show his potential on the racetrack.
Sponsorship – Sponsored boat – No: 11 The Panther Sponsored boat No: 11 The Panther Rotoiti Powerboat Club Regatta, National Championship March 2022.
Walking Football – Where our Nelson sponsorships began – Starting in 2019, Walking Football Nelson is targeted at the over 50’s, but we are flexible on participation. We have some members in their 40’s. Currently our sessions are at the Nelson Girls College Gym on Wednesday nights from 6.15pm during the school terms.
Walking Football is aimed at keeping people involved with the sport if, due to a lack of mobility or injury (or other reasons), they are no longer able to play the traditional game. And with a wide range of fitness and skill levels among our participants, it is fun, social and a wonderful opportunity to reap the mental and physical health benefits of being involved in active sport again. Walking Football Nelson is also as much about the social aspect and ‘the after match’ as it is about the sport. This is a fantastic way to keep active while also keeping social. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people not to mention the social aspect after each session…! Welcome to all new and existing members.
Richmond Athlectic AFC – Richmond Athletic Association Football Club (RAFC) is situated in Richmond, a town about 13km outside of Nelson City, at the top of the South Island in New Zealand. We currently have around 18 teams in the Nelson Bays Football winter leagues from 1st Kicks to Masters. We pride ourselves on having a family friendly atmosphere, and have a strong club vision… “To create a competitive club with strong family values that encourages the community to engage in sport for life.”
Biking and BBQ for special needs – Absolute Energy biked from Richmond to Brightwater. The group set off from the Headingly Centre at 11.50am on a gorgeous Nelson summer’s day. Once at Rabbit Island the 20 people enjoyed the BBQ provided by Paul Brockie (Absolute Energy) and Tony Naylor (Support in the Community). This group bike ride is a fully inclusive session, which is set up for girls & guys with special needs and their families. Whilst at Rabbit Island the group enjoyed their well-earned dip followed by a great game of football once the tide had receded. A great day enjoyed by all – A big thanks to Paul Brockie for his contribution throughout the day and also to Clive Beaumount (Tasman United) for providing the majority of the food for the BBQ.
Brain Injured Children Trust – Going Bananas Show 2021 Each year the Going Bananas Show brings a live show to 23 regions across New Zealand. This is an exclusive show performed for disadvantaged children and those with special needs and their families. Helicopter House Build Funds raised from the auction of the house go to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Endowment Trust. We supplied free labor to install the insulation.
Business Supporter – The Brook Waimarana Sanctuary. The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is a nearly 700-hectare mainland “ecological island” sanctuary located 6 km south of Nelson, New Zealand. The sanctuary is the largest fenced sanctuary in New Zealand’s South Island and the second largest in the country; it is the only sanctuary to feature mature New Zealand beech forest.