Showing Canterbury a little love

Thursday December 12, 2013

​The All Right? campaign is teaming up with organisations across our region to deliver Outrageous Bursts of All Right to people in Canterbury.

Sharing the love with SCIRT

Link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/all-right/9501659/Bacon-butties-surprise-workers/

Christchurch's SCIRT workers have been given a bit of a pick me up as they battle to get a large number of key roading projects completed before Christmas.

all-right-bacon-butties2.jpgIn December they were bacon-bombed by members of the All Right? team who travelled around a number of SCIRT sites handing out free bacon butties.

"These guys and girls have been under the pump – working long hours and weekends to get our roads and infrastructure fixed. It's a small gesture but we thought this will show them they're appreciated," says Ciaran Fox, from the All Right? team.

The workers got a bit of a laugh too, with members of the All Right? team dressing up as a giant bacon buttie to deliver the sandwiches. 

SCIRT general manager Duncan Gibb says the gesture was welcomed by those on site.

"SCIRT crews have worked long hours this year – often including Saturdays.  They're looking forward to a break but have a lot of work to get through before they can down tools. Whatever people can do to make it less stressful the better – a wave or a smile from a driver goes a long way when you have been on a road side for many hours," says Duncan Gibb.

"There are a lot of things about the recovery that cause frustration and stress and it's important we recognise that, slow down a little and look at the little things we can do to boost ourselves and others'," says Ciaran Fox.

"Whether it's big, small or outrageous, the things we do for others can make a big difference," Ciaran says.

The bacon-bombing was made possible thanks to the support of Hellers.

Previous Outrageous Bursts of All Right

On 4 September All Right? teamed up with Moffats Flower Wholesalers  and the BNZ to distribute more than 2,000 roses and hundreds of coffees to unsuspecting EQC call centre staff, Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) workers, shoppers at Eastgate Mall, teachers at Philipstown School, and parents of pupils at Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West schools. 

Thanks to the generosity of Christchurch Limousines on 3 October the All Right? crew cruised the streets of Christchurch driving people wherever they wanted to go in style!

On the seventh of October 8 Cantabrians were upgraded to The Press' corporate box at The Ten Tenors.

All Right? are capturing people's reactions and sharing them on video for the rest of Canterbury to enjoy. Have a look for yourself at www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/all-right/

Page last reviewed: 20 December 2013
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