National Tree Day at North Melbourne Primary
What a huge success! It was wonderful to see so many students getting involved with planting on National Tree Day, last Friday. All up we estimate that over 500 plants, including succulents, bulbs and native trees, were planted on the day. The native trees, donated by Melbourne City Toyota, will continue to be planted throughout gardening classes over the next few weeks.
We’d like to give a big thank you to parents for donating so many succulents and bulbs, and at such short notice! We would also like to give a huge thank you to all of the students who planted all of those plants. Your enthusiasm was wonderful to see. You should be proud of your work, greening our school, and we will enjoy watching your plants grow for many years to come. Great job!
26 July 2016
MELBOURNE CITY TOYOTA AND NORTH MELBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL TO
CELEBRATE NATIONAL TREE DAY’S 21st YEAR
Local Toyota dealership Melbourne City Toyota is teaming up with the staff and pupils of
North Melbourne Primary School to celebrate the 21st year of Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day
on Friday 29th July.
Marking this special occasion, the members of North Melbourne Primary School and
Melbourne City Toyota will get their hands dirty with planting activities at the school, as part
of what has become Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature care event.
Not-for-profit environmental foundation, Planet Ark, has again partnered with Toyota and its
extensive national dealer network to get both communities and schools across Australia
involved in the initiative.
Through Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day, which falls two days after on Sunday 31st
July, Planet Ark and Toyota hope to educate the nation on the value and importance in
preserving the environment.
Since 1996, National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day have been responsible for planting well
over 23 million trees, plants and edibles with 3.8 million Australian’s donating their time
throughout the years. In 2015 alone, more than 300,000 Australians pitched in across some
3,600 sites with over 1.2 million plants added to local communities.
Debbie Agnew, spokesperson for Planet Ark, said: “To see National Tree Day reach its 21st
year is very exciting. For more than two decades, Australians have stood behind the initiative
and made a real contribution to the health of their local communities and the environment.
With the support of Toyota and its dealer network, National Tree Day is sure to go from
strength to strength and continue to provide a needed boost of nature for many Australians.”
General Manager, Rodney Tranter added: “Toyota has a long tradition of supporting local
communities and National Tree Day is a great way for us to give something back. Our team
will be there, buckets and spades at the ready for a big day.”
Anyone and everyone can get involved in National Tree Day through Treeday.planetark.org
or by contacting their local participating Toyota dealership. To get the latest tips, news and
information on the initiative, visit Toyota.com.au/tree-day
RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. Relay also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
Each Relay For Life event is organised by a local volunteer committee on behalf of Cancer Council. Teams of 10¬–15, which are headed up by a team captain, get together and fundraise year-round. Everyone then meets at the Relay to celebrate the amazing fundraising achievements of the past year. Teams participate in a relay-style walk or run, challenging themselves to stay on the track overnight. Each event is unique and you can stay for the whole event and camp overnight, enjoy the fun activities and attend the moving ceremonies that make Relay For Life so special.
WHY DO WE RELAY?
Thousands of Australians participate in over 200 Relays across Australia each year. Some people Relay in memory of a loved one lost to cancer. Some do it to show how proud they are at having survived cancer. Some do it to show they are strong enough to beat cancer. And some simply want to be involved and make a difference.
TEAM WHEEL NUTS
Melbourne City Toyota are proud to sponsor Team Wheel Nuts in their support of the Cancer Council.
Team Wheel Nuts are headed by Peter & Paul, who will participate in the Mystery Box Rally, a boutique rally event from the organisers of the Cancer Council’s biggest fundraiser, The Shitbox Rally. For five days from November 28th 2015, they will be one of 75 teams of fundraisers who will take part in the driving adventure of a lifetime starting in Sydney, all in the name of raising funds for The Cancer Council.
The Wheel Nuts aim to raise $5,000 for the Cancer Council, through fundraising efforts and participation in the Mystery Box Rally 2015.
To donate please click on the link below