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Bowater Hyundai helping Big Brothers Big Sisters soar and succeed

Written by Media Manager.

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(BBBS) is an organisation making a “big” difference in children and young people’s lives, creating lasting bonds and providing access to opportunities that every child should have, through mentoring.

BBBS has a very necessary mission: to help children and youth realise their potential, build their futures,
and strengthen communities. They believe that every child deserves to “soar and succeed”.

Bowater Hyundai is a cornerstone sponsor and supports Big Brothers Big Sisters because they believe in the values of mentoring and contributing to the community.

There has been no looking back since the first match was made in 1998, says programme director Chelsea Routhan, BBBS Nelson.

“Nelson has a strong reputation for volunteering and this is very much evident in the 180 young people
each currently matched with a mentor. Collectively BBBS Nelson mentors last year volunteered 12,850 hours; that’s a massive contribution to the community.”

Research backs up the outcomes from BBBS – mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives, with mentored kids more likely to do better at school and avoid risky behaviours.

“The relationships formed through BBBS are intended to help inspire the children involved and make them see they have choices. The positive outcomes cause a ripple effect through the whole community"

“As a community-funded organisation that exists through the generosity, support and partnership of like-minded people, we are very grateful for the support of Bowater Hyundai for providing us a vehicle to get around the region. This has been especially invaluable as we are growing in the Motueka region where we have 20 young people matched with a mentor. It is with this type of support we can start to match more children in the Nelson-Tasman region.”

“Imagine if every child was able to fulfil their potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters reaches the young people who need extra support from a caring adult.”

Meet the Bowater Hyundai Team

Scott McMillan. The right fit for Safety First!

scott mcmillanScott joined the team in early 2018 full of fresh enthusiasm for life back in Nelson, and the opportunity to get back into an industry he loves - cars, in a town he loves best!

Scott has returned to Nelson from a couple of years of working in Car Sales in Auckland and is keen to reconnect with his previous established network, and introduce them to the wonders of the Hyundai range. Scott is particularily impressed by Hyundai's commitment to safety and has dove into learning all about it. As he likes to say "an ounce of preventation is worth more than a pound of cure" - and this also applies to car buying, as most people will either be thankful they spent extra money buying a safer vehicle AFTER an accident, or regretful.....

Scott has moved back to Nelson to be closer to family and is excited to join the Bowater Hyundai team. Click here to learn more about Scott and contact him directly.