7 August 2023 at 1:41 pm

Christchurch schools rally to support Cholmondeley’s mission


This story was first published in Cholmondeley's triannual Care Tiaki Magazine.

The spirit of unity and generosity from Christchurch schools strengthens Cholmondeley’s ongoing mission to support the community.

At Cholmondeley, we’re constantly impressed by the shared sense of purpose within the Christchurch school community.

Our teacher, Nat, keeps an open line of communication with them, sharing updates about their tamariki’s progress while at Kura at Cholmondeley.

However, the support from these schools goes beyond just words. It’s also the practical actions that truly make a difference in our city. Their kindness never ceases to surprise us.

It’s heartening to see the younger generation of our city come together, pooling resources and energy to help those less fortunate and support local charities.

Lately, we’ve had the privilege of being part of several events organised by schools to support our mission and further the work we do at Cholmondeley.

Rangi Ruru Girls' School boarding house held an annual fundraising talent show. After a fantastic display of creativity and talent, attendees contributed a gold coin donation to benefit Cholmondeley. Christ’s College hosted a production of Peter Pan where they generously donated the evening’s door sales and invited children from Cholmondeley to enjoy the show.

Our Little Gems Party also saw helpful participation from volunteers, particularly students from Christchurch Girls' High School, who acted as wait staff for the evening.

During our street appeal, we had a strong turnout of volunteers from Christchurch Girls, Christ’s College, Wāitakiri Primary School, Rolleston College and Governors Bay School. Their willingness to lend a hand was a clear display of community spirit.

Special thanks also goes to Elmwood Normal School and Burnside High School for holding ‘best dressed’ and ‘non uniform’ days respectively.

The support, donations and volunteer hours from schools is a reminder that we’re part of a generous community and is much valued by Cholmondeley.

When we work together, we can truly make a difference.

Donating to Cholmondeley will support us to continue helping Canterbury tamariki and their whānau.