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Sir Michael Jones - Auckland Foundation ambassador

Sir Michael Jones joins Helen Clark as Ambassador for Auckland Foundation.

Auckland Foundation is proud to announce the addition of former All Black sensation, La'auli Sir Michael Jones as an ambassador for the foundation.

Sir Michael Jones' influence within the Auckland community is undeniable and his alignment with Auckland Foundation is a match made in philanthropic heaven.

Joining the Foundation on the six-month anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle, his role will include raising awareness for the Auckland Together Fund alongside Helen Clark. The Auckland Together Find was created to support medium and long-term recovery of communities affected by the flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle in Tāmaki Makaurau earlier this year.

Sir Michael Jones says that the weather disasters have deeply affected tens of thousands of lives in Auckland, amplifying the struggles of already vulnerable communities.

“I feel an immense sense of privilege to be involved in the recovery efforts, as we work towards restoring hope and resilience in our neighborhoods,” says Sir Michael.

Following his retirement from rugby, Sir Michael Jones became more involved in community work. He is the chairman of the Village Community and Youth Trust, which provides support and services to young people in Auckland. He is also the founder of the Village Sports Academy, which mentors Pacific students to stay in school and pursue their sporting dreams.