Charity efforts

Donations to Charity through Genco Energy

Through the success of Genco Energy projects, Directors and Project Crew have given back to charity and community groups through either donations or participation in charity events.

E.J. Whitten Foundation

Electrical Superintendent Nick Gordon organised a donation to the E.J. Whitten Foundation on behalf of the crew working on the 21MW GT Co-Gen Project, Melbourne VIC, Australia.

The Foundation supports Prostate Cancer awareness for Mens health. 

Click here to view support acknowledgement

Nick Gordon (L) with Foundation CEO Ted Whitten (c) and electrical supervisor Stu Shuttleworth

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari                                       

Genco Energy Co-founder / Director Justin Sollitt participated in his second Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari 26th May 2012 to raise support for the NZ Cancer Society. 

With hopes of breaking the 2010 Safari of $125,000 raised, this year the event raised over $250,000 and team Genco Energy fund raised over $2000 from sponsors, with Justin Sollitt contributing another $5000.

"Born to Scoot"  
Justin this year decided to add some more enhanced modifications and accessories. 
"The Rocket" is now sporting Dukes of Hazzard musical air horns as well as an old vintage "ahhoogah" Claxon. Plus of course larger aircraft tail fin for greater stability during "high speed", high altitude, alpine scootering......     

".......the event was a tremendous success, this year over 300 entrants rode 50cc city scooters from Christchurch across New Zealands mighty Southern Alps to Hokitika on the West Coast, approx 250km taking around 10 hours. This is the second time Team Genco has done this charity event says Justin. I can assure you it is not a race or a fun day out. It is the longest, hardest, coldest test of endurance on a city scooter to raise awareness for cancer sufferers. Because of the extreme geography of the Southern Alps the group inevitably struck clear weather and torrential rain all in the same day. Again a huge thanks to all who donated, and of course my ever faithful support crew"

Fundraising page 2012 View Justin Sollitt's Charity fundraising page 

Rodney Times 2012 Read newspaper article  

Click here to view Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari official photo gallery

Click here to view "Helmet Cam" - midway through the Southern Alps and taking on the mighty Otira Gorge

Click here to see what 300+ scooters descending on the normally quiet town of Hokitika looks like


Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari

Genco Energy Co-founder / Director Justin Sollitt participated in his first Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari in May 2010 to raise support of the NZ Cancer Foundation. 

Over 230 entrants rode 50cc city scooters from Christchurch across the mighty Southern Alps and to Hokitika on the West Coast, approx 250km. This followed the inaugural event in May 2009, this year 230 scooters rode the journey raising over $126,000 in the process. Team Genco Energy fund raised over $2500 from sponsors, and Justin Sollitt contributing another $5000.

".......this was a huge day, 250km on a scooter across the Southern Alps on snow covered roads was never designed to be easy says Justin. The Porters Pass road was very nearly closed with snow however of the 230 who started 200 finished taking around 10 hours. The normally quiet West Coast town of Hokitika must not have know what hit them when 230 scooters rode into town. A huge thanks to all those who donated, and of course thanks to my support crew".

Fundraising page 2010 View Justin Sollitts Charity fundraising page     

Rodney Times 2010 Read newspaper article

Click here to view Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari 2010 official photo gallery

Click here to view TV3 News coverage of the event

Click here to see what 230+ scooters crossing the one lane Bealy Bridge near Arthurs Pass looks like 

Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue

Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue received a huge financial boost this month, thanks to the coordination efforts of the crew working on the Stratford Peaker Project. 
Ross Eden (L) of TACR is presented a $10,000 cheque from the Project Management team, including other mountain safety equipment.   

Click here to view article published in Stratford Press