Supportive in pink

Canterbury is turning pink for breast cancer this month – with fundraising walks, relays, breakfasts and even buildings turning pink.     Thousands of Cantabrians are set to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities including the Relay for Life, Pink Ribbon Walk, Pink Ribbon Breakfast and the annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, which […]

Trek in a Trillian

Trillian Trek has been fundraising for New Zealand children for more than a quarter of a century and raised more than $11 million.   Known for 26 years as Variety Bash, the charity raises money for disadvantaged children to provide them with the means to secure a better life – be it liberty swings, bikes, […]

Empowerment through service

Twenty-five years ago Janet Messervy founded the first Z-Club at Avonside Girls High School (AGHS) to encourage leadership and organisational skills in young women through service to their community.       On 15 October, when Zonta Z-Club celebrated its 25th birthday at Avonside Girls High School (AGHS) with Zonta’s Governor, Souella Cumming, affiliated Zonta […]


Art helps charities: TakeHeART

A love of art and a quest to help charitable organisations succeed in a difficult fundraising environment is the motivation behind the first ever TakeHeART fundraising exhibition.     Christchurch woman Jen Duncan is organising the exhibition to be held at the Great Hall at the Arts Centre from November 30 to December 2; with […]