Healthcare Funded by Generosity

The strain on the healthcare system in New Zealand is not news to most of us, with a continued lack of money and resources in the sector. Making a real difference in the lives of many Cantabrians who need medical help is a group of volunteers dedicated to doing what they can, with what they have to offer.

The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust was established by the community, for the community. During the past 17 years, an incredible number of doctors, nurses, dentists, health professionals, and administration staff have volunteered their time and expertise to make a difference to Christchurch’s health care. With no Government funding, the hospital relies solely on donations, grants, and the kindness of the wider community.

Originally opened in 2007 to provide day surgery facilities and medical clinics, the hospital has since expanded and grown into an impressive facility. It now includes additional theatre space, an endoscopy unit, a dental unit and oral surgery, consulting rooms, a large community room, and educational/research facilities.

You can support this local charity by attending the following events:


Corpus Medicorum Concert 
A Melbourne-based medical orchestra, Corpus Medicorum will perform in Christchurch this September to raise funds for the Canterbury Charity Hospital. A talented group of doctors, medical students, and health professionals, the orchestra is widely known for presenting a much-loved concert series at Melbourne Recital Centre. To date, it has donated more than $1 million to charities all over the world. The Christchurch symphony concert will feature works by Weber, Elgar, and Brahms, as well as a special solo performance by guest cellist Catherine Kwak.

When: Wednesday 21 September, 7.30pm
Where: Christchurch Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets: $60/$25 and can be bought from
Kindly supported by MAS.

Roaring 20s Charity Ball 
Dance the night away at this fabulous fundraising event for the Canterbury Charity Hospital. The Ball is being held in the Limes Room at the incredible Christchurch Town Hall. Guests will be treated to a delicious three-course plated dinner, drinks, entertainment, and auctions. A fun-filled evening to splash out, get dressed up, and let your hair down with colleagues, friends, and family. Tickets are available now.

When: Friday 2 December, 6.30pm
Where: Limes Room, Christchurch Town Hall
Tickets: $170 per guest, or $1700 for a table of 10 (all inclusive). Purchase now from the website below.

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