Latest News from Home and Family

8th Sep


Huge thanks to Bianca!

Those of you that follow Home & Family will know that we have started to attract more and more support from the Christchurch community which we serve.

Being made one of the recipient charities for the major event, Battle of the Rebuild 2017, has been the pinnacle of such support. In just two weeks, seven amateur boxers from various Christchurch businesses will be entering the boxing ring to represent Home & Family and fundraise for our vital services.

Last night, one of these seven, Bianca Astle, worked with Stealth Hospitality to put on a fantastic night of food, live music and an auction at Rockstar Pizza in Victoria Street. As well as being a hugely successful fundraiser, the event was widely attended and gave us an opportunity to talk to people about the work of Home & Family.

Despite Home and Family having been around since 1898, doing critical work in the community, people often say that they haven’t heard of the charity. Owing to the sensitive nature of our work, this is unsurprising. Yet local support is massively valued and enables us to reach more people. That’s why we are extremely thankful to Bianca and the other boxers and the event organisers of Battle of the Rebuild.

Bianca is not only training seven days a week and fundraising at the moment, but as the owner and director of Ivy Blu, she is extremely busy with the fashion line’s flagship store opening next week in Central Christchurch. She and event planners at Stealth Hospitality put on a wonderful event last night, which we felt privileged to be the focus of.

Huge thanks to Rock Star Pizza, Stealth Hospitality, all the wonderful auction donors and to Bianca, for choosing us – it’s great to have you in our corner.