Real estate firm to give clients fire safety kits

01:21, Oct 09 2012
Michael Rae
Safety first: Mark Stevenson First National sales consultant and volunteer firefighter Michael Rea with one of the fire safety kits that the company is handing out to clients. They hope to distribute about 200 kits a year to Marlborough homes.

A Blenheim real estate company wants to distribute about 200 fire safety kits a year to Marlborough homes after becoming the main sponsor of New Zealand's National Burn Centre.

Mark Stevenson First National director Mark Stevenson said the fire kits were being given to all clients looking to buy or sell property and that he wanted to explore including rentals.

The kits included a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and a fire blanket, Mr Stevenson said.

Mark Stevenson First National would be making a donation from every house sale to the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital as part of their new partnership, he said.

"The company was looking to give back to their community in a meaningful way," he said.

"This partnership is important because one of our clients, family members or friends may need this service at one time or another in their lives."


The real estate company would also donate time, money and manpower at events in Blenheim that supported burn prevention and fire safety, he said.

The national partnership was announced this week as Mark Stevenson First National in Blenheim closed in on $50,000 in cash donations for another cause it supports, Hospice Marlborough, which holds its Glitz and Glamour Ball on Saturday.

Hospice Marlborough's Glitz and Glamour ball is being held at The Winery, Riverlands, State Highway 1, from 7.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are $85, available from Beyond the Fringe, Hair by Kardos and Thomas's department store in Blenheim, and Sounds Connection in Picton.

The Marlborough Express