ASB Good as Gold is an ASB initiative recognising, rewarding and helping wonderful people in our community.
This Christmas, we asked our ASB team to nominate customers who dedicate themselves to their community, have a passion for life against all odds or in times of hardship and deserve a little festive joy in their lives.
It’s often said laughter is the best medicine, and for Guy Duley it couldn’t be closer to the truth. Guy is well known to our Glenfield Branch, who nominated him for the smiles he gives everyone the minute he walks into any room. Sadly he’s been battling cancer, but this hasn’t stopped his enthusiasm for spreading cheer and goodwill.
The illness forced Guy to retire from his job as a flight attendant with Air New Zealand. He now spends his time bringing joy to the community, helping at his local school and teaching children to knit through “yarn bombing,” making their trees look as colorful and bright as his personality. While going through chemo treatments, he would dress up in costume, to cheer up the other patients.
We thought it was time to give Guy back a bit of sunshine. His goal for receiving the all-clear was to go on a cruise, something that we were more than happy to help him out with gifting tickets for a cruise for two. We hope that he has the time of his life and continues to warm the hearts of those lucky enough to cross his path.