He Says, She Says on 10 August, 2019 at The Piano was an evening of exceptional entertainment!
This year we raised much needed funds for The Champion Centre and the incredible work they do with ticket and raffle proceeds being donated to the Centre.
50 local artists donated their time and talent and performed songs originally written for the opposite gender, accompanied by a band of top musicians.
It’s been a whole lot of fun and a lot of hard work, but after a three month voting campaign, the results are in!
The amazing team at Archibalds Motors embarked on an incredibly generous journey, to celebrate their 100th birthday, by giving back to the community. Where many organisations would traditionally host a big staff or client party, with all the bells and whistles, the team at Archibalds decided they would like to do something different, by celebrating local charities and investing in them, as their centenary gift.
And boy what an amazing ride it’s been! As one of the 10 worthy, charities shortlisted, the Champion Centre has been fortunate to have a chance to be in the running for a portion of this $150,000 gift.
It was a night to remember for the 250+ guests who joined us to celebrate the Champion Centre’s 40th anniversary. Hosted at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetū, on Saturday 13 October 2018, the black-tie fundraising gala was an auspicious occasion to celebrate 40 years’ service, supporting infants and young children with disabilities. Hosted by media personality, Mike McRoberts, the evening included decadent food and beverages; a powerful vocal tribute by Naomi Ferguson; reflections from past and present Champion Centre families; speeches and a toast from our founder Dr Patricia Champion and Centre Director Dr Susan Foster- Cohen; an exhilarating live auction, rallied by auctioneer Lisa Yardley; and the launch of a new donor programme ‘Donate the Difference’ which was announced by Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel.
The Champion Centre is administered by the Christchurch Early Intervention Trust, and is registered with the Chartities Commission (CC22708). Gifts of over $5 are eligible for tax rebates.
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