Community support flows both ways

UPDATE:  29 Squadron remains grateful to Tremains for their community-focused support. Since the article below was written, Aaron Coveney has joined Harcourts. You might think that would be the end of the generous support 29 Squadron was privileged to enjoy, but Aaron and Harcourts Rotorua have teamed up to continue the financial support to Rotorua Cadets through 29 Squadron ATC.  We don’t know what to say, other than… THANK YOU! 

Thanks to Tremains Real Estate’s initiative to give back to the community, local Real Estate Super-star Aaron Coveney visited 29 Squadron to hand over a very big cheque!

Happy to take it off him were Unit Commander Flying Officer Poiheare Knight, and Unit Support Committee Chairperson, Mrs. Sharon Rehu.

When windfalls like these come to Rotorua’s finest Cadet unit, we don’t just pay the electricity bill with it.  Instead, all Cadets have been asked to come up with ideas for the best way they would like to see this generous donation used.

The donation even caught the attention of the Commandant of the New Zealand Cadet Forces, CDR Andrew Law, RNZN, who sent his personal thanks to Aaron via Instagram.

Mr. Coveney has two daughters at 29 Squadron, and before leaving he told us another $500 cheque could be on the way … as soon as he could close on another property he represents via Tremains Real Estate in Rotorua.

At 29 Squadron, we’re sold!

UPDATE:  No. 29 (Rotorua) Squadron has invested it’s first $500 from Tremains Real Estate Rotorua in twelve Two-Way radios.

And as Mr Aaron Coveny dropped by with Hot Cross buns for every 29 Squadron Family, he also had another $500 donation cheque to hand over.

Unit Commander Flying Officer Poihaere Knight had the pleasure of accepting the donation from Mr. Aaron Coveney on behalf of our Squadron, while SS Pete Belt showed Mr. Coveney some of the Two-way radios purchased using the first donation.

On behalf of the Unit Support Committee and No. 29 Squadron Air Training Corp, we thank Tremains and Aaron for an awesome way to support the Rotorua Community.

They can take pleasure in the fact the radios will keep our cadets safe as well as trained in proper radio procedures.