Miles Toyota’s Elephant Raises $30,000 for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust

We’re thrilled to share that our elephant Sneaky Kiwi raised a truly incredible $30,000 for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, after being purchased by a private buyer at the auction evening last week. The night saw an amazing $320,000 in total raised for the charity.

As long-term supporters of the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, sponsoring an elephant on Elmer’s Ōtautahi Elephant Trail was a no-brainer. A public art trail that ran over the summer in Christchurch, it saw a menagerie of playful elephants designed by local artists descend on the garden city and surrounding towns. The trail app saw over 7,000 people registering, collecting over 154,000 sculptures, and earning over 99,000 rewards – including one lucky person winning our Toyota bZ4X for a week!

Elmer auction social night

“The trail has been a hit with the local community. We have received so much positive feedback about the trail, and we’re thrilled that so many people took part in the trail over the summer. We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors, who we thank from the bottom of our hearts.” – Project Director Robyn Medlicott

Elephants for a good cause

Since 1979, the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust has been at the forefront of supporting individuals and families navigating the challenging journey of brain injury recovery as well as providing residential accommodation for those with a long-term disability. Their services are in demand more than ever. Funds raised from this auction will go towards building a new campus for the Trust where all their services will be delivered, enabling them to help more people affected by a traumatic brain injury, spinal or other complex injury or disability.

Miles Toyota’s long-term support of the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust

We’re proud to have been supporting the LFBIT for a number of years now, providing them with the use of a Toyota RAV4. LFBIT offer a wide range of servicing to aid individuals with brain injuries to live life as independently as possible, and it means a lot to us that we get to play a small part in supporting the valuable work they do.

Learn more about the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust and how you can support them.

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