After a great couple of weeks of sharing the Bowater's Eco Fund message a clear winner has emerged in the battle for the first round of $1000 funding.
The Nelson SPCA did a wonderful job of motivating their social network to log onto our Bowater Motor Group Facebook page to share and like the SPCA poster.
This afternoon we had the pleasure of presenting the Nelson SPCA with a cheque for $1000 courtesy of the Bowater's Eco Fund for 2012 - a fund made entirely possible by the collection of faulty, used or waste vehicle batteries for recycling that would otherwise end up in the tip causing untold environmental damage for generations to come.
SPCA Shelter Manager Donna Walzl receives a $1000 Cheque from Bowater Toyota CEO Tony Bowater.
The first round of the Bowater's Eco Fund has been very rewarding with a fantastic response from the Facebook community. It shows that the community spirit is certainly alive and well, even on Facebook, and that if donation based charities are proactive with local business, good things can happen! It has been our pleasure to share the Eco Fund money out, but this is far from a one off event - we are already planning the second round of funding!