Lets help Maddy walk independently

Maddy underwent life-changing surgery back in 2015 at St Louis Children’s Hospital to enable her to walk independently.

We were so very lucky to have such a huge response to fundraising in our community to be able to pay for Maddy’s surgery and 2.5 years’ worth of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Maddy was given a 4-year window to walk. Maddy so far has managed with hard-work and dedication to have left behind both her wheelchair and walking frame and is now using crutches and walking sticks to get about.

Our Goal – Independent Walking!


Our goal is to continue building Maddy’s strength and confidence through intensive therapy for Maddy to reach her goal of independent walking. To achieve this goal we still need to raise another $25,000 to cover the last 1.5 years of therapy to give Maddy the best outcome.


Now you can help at no cost to you




This time around we have been given a wonderful opportunity which allows people to donate in an alternative way without having to dip into their own pockets.

Here how it works

We all must buy our electricity from somewhere, right? Well now when you buy it from Community Power you get to donate a share of the profits Community Power makes from your account to Maddy.

You never pay any more, you may even pay less, then whenever you use electricity in your home you will be helping raise funds to contribute to Maddy’s last 1.5 years of physiotherapy and rehabilitation costs.

The funds raised for Maddy come from Community Power’s profits not your pocket.

Community Power Customer Comments

“I have been donating to Maddy for the past 6 months, my donation so far has been $54.85 and I am paying less for my electricity than I was. With my own budget being squeezed by higher costs this has been an excellent way for me to help Maddy on her final push to independent walking without me having to dip into my own pocket. Thank you Community Power.”  Russell


“We have been supporting Maddy through Community Power for the last 3 months, in this 3 months our donation has been $144.30 and thanks to Community Power we now pay less for our electricity than we used to.”  Lucy.

Please join us in helping Maddy and her mum Gemma.

Simply click here    Request a quote    and attach a copy of a recent bill.

Maddy and Gemma

  • Current number of people and businesses supporting Maddy and Gemma: 11
  • Fund raising committed to date: $6,000.
  • Goal: $25,000.
  • Just 90 more households will over 2 years raise the remaining $19,000.

to see how much you could be donating and if you too could be paying less for your electrcity.

Thank you!


Frequently asked questions and answers:

I currently receive a prompt payment discount, will I still receive this?


I receive a Network company dividend, will I still receive this?

YES. The network dividend comes to you from the Network company regardless of which retailer you are with.

Will my power be interrupted if I switch to you?

NO, your electricity is never disconnected when switching between retailers.

Isn’t switching really hard?

NO, once you say “Yes please switch me” we do the rest. Other than proving us with a few details to set up your account thats all you need to do.

Where do you get your electricity from, do you burn coal?

Great question! We are very fortunate in New Zealand, approx 85% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources including Hydro, Geothermal and Wind.

Transpower manages the national grid and purchases of electricity from the generators throughout the country according to the demand from consumers and the availability of water throughout New Zealand’s Hydro storage system.

When Hydro storage is low other forms of generation are brought on stream to meet the demand to keep the lights on.

Retailers don’t manage the source of electricity generation and nor can we guarantee to you where the electricity you use is generated from. What retailers can say is that most of the electricity you will use comes from renewable sources, its the same for all retailers.

Have any other questions…email us at: support@communitypower.co.nz


About Community Power:

Our aim is to improve the lives of real people in our communities by giving you the opportunity to donate and help others from money you are already spending, without it costing you anymore than you are already paying. You may even pay less and save some money yourself.

We do this by being an approved, electricity retailer, able to supply electricity to households and businesses throughout New Zealand. Yes just like the big power companies, but without the expensive overheads. We use these savings to enable you to share the profits we make from your account with your community.

Simply switch your electricity to Community Power and your donation will start happening right away. You won’t pay any more and you may even get to pay less. Join us and join the social enterprise revolution sweeping the globe.

Community Power is a division of Plus Energy Limited, is 100% New Zealand owned and operates from Auckland, New Zealand.