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Giving back: New broadband provider donates profits to frontline ambos

There’s a new broadband provider on the scene, but unique to others, this one donates 100 percent of its profits to frontline ambulance workers.

Charity broadband provider YelloHalo was created by CEO Graeme Blake following a traumatic experience revolving his daughter Pixie. When Pixie was only six days old she stopped breathing, fortunately in a matter of minutes an ambulance arrived and helped her to breathe again.

“I remember thinking that they were absolute heroes,” says Mr Blake.

He says that his daughter (who recently turned 5) is alive today thanks to the frontline ambos that saved her life.

Graeme Blake and his daughter Pixie

The work provided from the frontline ambulance workers has motivated Blake to give back as best he can.

YelloHalo offers two things, a great broadband service and a new way for Kiwis to support the frontline ambos who save lives in our communities every day. 

“We’ve found a better way to offer broadband. From just $89, you can get unlimited broadband and the profits that would otherwise go offshore or to shareholders, go back into our communities.”

One big goal for the team at YelloHalo is to return $1 million to more than 1200 frontline ambos in year one. Blake says the aim is not just a business goal but a personal one too.

“The demands of frontline work are incredible. Our ambos deserve the opportunity to focus on the job rather than worry about their career, their family or their own wellbeing,”

Frontline ambulance worker Dorothy Johnstone says to have YelloHalo backing her and her fellow workers all the way is overwhelming.

“In my 30 years in the service, I have never heard of a business offering such generous support let alone existing for the sole purpose of making a difference for us from day one.

“The recognition from YelloHalo and from every single New Zealander who signs up will mean a lot to me personally.”

Available nationwide, consumers can sign up at yellohalo.co.nz with every connection having a positive impact for frontline workers.

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