Charity Support

As a member of the NZPM Cooperative, Plumbing World operates according to seven guiding principles. One of these is ‘Concern for Community’, and we lend our support to a number of organisations whose vital work touches the lives of many New Zealanders.

These include three cancer charities that help raise awareness about bowel, prostate and gynaecological cancers. We're proud to help these organisations provide vital education, support and research in the treatment and prevention of these life threatening illnesses.

  • Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand, second only to lung cancer and the incidence of bowel cancer in New Zealand is among the highest in the world.
  • Over 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year.
  • Over 350 people under 50 are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year.

  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation plays a significant role in raising public awareness of this disease, the most common cancer in NZ men. More than 4000 New Zealand men are diagnosed each year and 700 will die, the good news is that early detection can lead to better outcomes.
  • It is important that men are aware of the need for annual checks from their doctor, as many will not experience any symptoms.
  • The Foundation’s vision is to significantly reduce and end suffering and death from prostate cancer, through raising awareness, providing support services, funding research and advocating on the interests of patients.

  • Every year, over 1,000 women in New Zealand are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer.
  • Over 475 women in New Zealand will die from a gynaecological cancer every year and this is on the increase.