It comes as no surprise to hear that ACT Safety Ltd support several major charities in New Zealand, and bearing in mind their predominance in the Occupational Health & Safety and Fire and Emergency sphere, their main charity is the NZ Burn Support Group Charitable Trust Inc. Burn Support Group not only supports the burn survivors but also the family as well, and for more information on the trust please visit the website at http://www.burns.org.nz. Donations can be made by cheque to Burn Support Group Charitable Trust at this website address.
The trust was founded by Delwyn Tait-Breslau after her eight year-old son sustained burns to 40% of his body in 1984. It became obvious to Delwyn that some type of support organisation was needed for burn survivors and their families. Not only were they suffering intense physical pain but sometimes they had to deal with the loss of a home and sometimes a family member as well.
There is a very uplifting story on the ACT Safety website at http://www.actsafety.co.nz which we re-present here.
Jorja was burned at 18 months old and is now 10 years old. These are some words from her speech that she prepared for school but fell sick and couldn’t attend. “Your scar does not have to hold you back. You should show your scar who’s the boss! Why does it hold you back? Because you let it! You are the boss, so show your scar, have more friends, and live in the present, not the past. Be who you really are. People will love you when you’re truthful, now when you lie about yourself. Now I hope you have a feeling for people like me with scars. Remember – scars don’t have to hold you back!”
ACT Safety also support other charities on an annual basis, including Institute of Quarry NZ Inc. – Christmas Charity Dinner, Radio Network – Children’s Party, Heart Kids Day Out, The Kids Foundation and Autism New Zealand.
ACT Safety is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) and as such they offer country wide training. As a PTE they can offer unit standard training in Occupational Health & Safety and Fire and Emergency and are authorized and accredited to load the results onto the NZQA framework.