UK events for Christchurch Earthquake: Updated 22 May 20:45 BST 23 May 2011
UK & Europe fundraising events are being organized to help raise some much needed cash for Christchurch victims of the quake. Keep checking this page for further updates as they come to hand. Follow us on Twitter for updates: @nznewsuk and check out our Facebook page
If you know of any more events, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
NZ Government Earthquake Appeal
The NZ Government has established a fund in the UK for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. It is a Charitable Trust held with the Charities Aid Foundation. CAF is a charity established under English law and is registered at the Charity Commission under charity registration number 268369.
Residents in the United Kingdom can make TXT donations of £3 and £5 to the following numbers:
£3 - txt earthquake to 70303
£5 - txt earthquake to 70500
Credit/debit card payments can be made via the NZ High Commission website here
St John Quake Appeal
For years, St. John have provided amazing emergency response teams throughout New Zealand. Last year they treated and transported over 370,000 New Zealanders. Now they need to rebuild their capabilities and infrastructure in Christchurch. Donate here and receive a free wallpaper for your phone. The site has been developed free of charge by Trademobile, a Kiwi company based in London looking to do their part. All proceeds go to St. John
Coffee Comes to the Party
Carl Sara of Crafted Coffee, in New Zealand, has established Christchurch Cafe, a virtual cafe where you can buy a coffee or beans until the end of May. The money goes to an account looked after by Carl. 100% of the money raised will go to those people whose income has been significantly reduced, or disappeared completely, directly as a result of the Christchurch Earthquake. Any excess funds will be forwarded in their entirety to the New Zealand Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Email Carl for further info.
Artists' Offerings - Art, Photographs, Books & Music
UK social enterprise company Abela Publishing is republishing a range of out of print books and donating £3 from each book. CEO John Halsted is a New Zealander and his wife comes from Christchurch. Books include Sir George Grey's Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealanders and The Legends of Maui by W.D. Westervelt along with eight other titles. Abela Publishing can be found here.
Auckland-based doctor and Pop artist Brad Novak has teamed up with Artrite screen printing, National Art Supplies, Megalith and Elena Keith to create a limited edition artwork to support the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Art lovers have an opportunity to help those affected by the earthquake through purchasing a piece of art. The work is entitled “Hope for Canterbury” and features the Christchurch Cathedral in a graphic style inspired by renowned artist Andy Warhol. Novak hopes it expresses something of the inspiring kiwi spirit. Details on purchasing and the artworks journey to production are here on Facebook.
London-based Kiwi Monty Bevins has recorded a song Kia Kaha Stay Strong in the wage of the Christchurch earthquake. He's put it up on the web with 100% of download sales going to the earthquake appeal. Buy it here
Charity Auction, Drinks & Nibbles for Christchurch - 2 June
The organisers of the Hyde Park Corner to Christ Church College, Oxford fund raising Bike Ride this Saturday have also been given items to auction so are having a second event on 2 June. For more info either email Matthew [email protected], Check out the Auction page
Curry for Christchurch - 16 June
The NZ Women's Assn are holding a dinner at the Penthouse, NZ House, Haymarket. A “home cooked” curry (vegetarian option available) supper accompanied by a range of New Zealand wines and beers from the cash bar. Tickets £25 each. Contact [email protected] or www.nzwa.co.uk
Corporate Gala Drinks up the Gherkin - 22 June
Rally your friends working in legal and corporate London. This one is aimed at them and their clients! Master of Ceremonies, Martin Bayfield, a former England and Lions Rugby International will be the after dinner speaker; and Philip Serrell, who has appeared on the BBC's Bargain Hunt, Flog It, Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, will auction some of the great donated prizes.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK, a registered charity. More info: http://www.london4christchurch.com/
New Zealand Gala Fundraiser at the Savoy Hotel - 5 July
This intimate black tie evening is a gesture of support from London to the stricken city of Christchurch, featuring a very special live performance from Neil Finn of Crowded House. Tuesday 5 July, The Savoy Hotel, London, SW1, 7pm – Late. More information here
Climb Kilimanjaro - August 2011
A team of New Zealander's (and friends) have decided to take on the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest Mountain, in August 2011 to help raise money for the Christchurch Earthquake Fund. All this with the aim of raising $5895 (the height of Kilimanjaro in metres) to help the city and people they hold so close to their hearts get back on its feet.
All money donated through www.justgiving.com/chchearthquake will go directly to the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. If you would like to be part of the NZ Kilimanjaro expedition - please email Chris Flack [email protected] or visit their website here for more info.
Swim Caps for Relief Effort
16 year old Dylan Garrod has designed a swim cap that he is selling "ANYWHERE in the world" for NZ$15. He's raised more than NZ$5,000 so far. Visit Reliefcap.com to order and check out the design here.
Limited Edition T-shirts
In light of the recent tragic events in Christchurch Kia Kaha Clothing have released a limited range of Christchurch Appeal Tees, all of the proceeds from the sale of these tees will go directly to the NZ Red Cross earthquake appeal. International orders being taken - order here
Music To My Ears
This is more global than just the UK. MusicHype have gathered a six hour collection of Kiwi music and it's yours to download after making a minimum $5 donation to Paypal. All music tracks were donated by the bands. All funds (less Paypal fees) go to the NZ Red Cross appeal. Check out the MusicHype site and read the FAQs before making a purchase. Hint: you don't have to sign up to their membership to donate and receive the tracks.
A Doncaster Evening with NZ Rugby League Legends - Frank Endacott & Robbie Paul - 22 June
Supporting the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal with a fund raising dinner and much more. More info: http://www.kia-kaha.co.uk/
Heirs and Graces in Worcestershire - 9 & 10 July
Hagley Hall and the Lyttelton family have a deep connection with Christchurch and Lyttelton in New Zealand going back to the foundation of the Canterbury Settlement in 1850. George William, Lord Lyttelton was Chairman of the Canterbury Association which was founded in 1848. His Great Grandson, Charles 10th Viscount Cobham was Governor General of New Zealand from 1957-1962. The Family empathise with their friends in New Zealand.
As a gesture of support the Lyttelton family are holding a concert with Jonathon Lemalu and friends on the evening of Saturday 9 July, followed by dinner, and an open day and cricket festival at Hagley Hall on Sunday 10 July to raise money to help towards the restoration of Christchurch Cathedral. The Hall and the Park will be open to the public and there will be many attractions for all the family. More details here
Association France-Nouvelle Zelande
The French/NZ Association is holding a range of fundraising activities. Please contact Claire Waddington, +33 (0) 662 118 413.
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