In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Kiwis in London have pulled together to organise a huge array of benefits and fundraisers.
Here’s our pick of London’s Christchurch earthquake benefits. (And please tell us if there are others we should know about).
Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser at Earls Ferrers Pub, Streatham
The event will feature a Card Magic Workshop in the afternoon and DJ’s will be playing music all day and night. Hot food will be available all day for a small donation to the appeal. A ‘Meat Raffle’ will also be held.
Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna (dubbed Britain’s answer to Obama) has confirmed his attendance.
Earl Ferrers Pub, 22 Ellora Rd, Streatham, SW16 6JF.
Tube: Streatham Rail
5 Mar @ 1pm-late
Christchurch Earthquake London Fundraiser
The Castle Bar, proudly owned by Kiwis, is holding a fundraising event for the Christchurch disaster. The £15 entry fee includes a complimentary Steinlager Pure and a ticket for the Door Prize raffle. Thanks to an overwhelming response, the Goldhawk Tavern has been added as an additional venue.
The Castle Bar, 115 High St., Battersea SW11 3HS
Tube: Imperial Wharf
Goldhawk Tavern, 122-124 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush W12 8HH
Tube: Goldhawk Road
£15 – Tickets
6 Mar @ 2pm-close
NZ Earthquake Relief Gig
A fundraising concert featuring The Veils, Rodney Fisher, Chris Lawson Jones, Ian Munro, Louise & The Pins, and Renee Brennan. Ticket sales, raffles, donations, and all other proceeds go to the relief effort in Christchurch
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd., London W12 7LJ
Tube: Sherpherd’s Bush Market
£10 – Tickets
Special screening of ‘The Insatiable Moon’
Kiwi filmmakers will have a special screening of their indie film “The Insatiable Moon” to support the Christchurch relief fund. The film deals with finding hope after personal tragedy, a heady parallel to the Christchurch disaster.
Empire Cinema, 5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
Tube: Leicester Square
£12.95 (adult), £9.95 (senior, student) – Tickets
5 Mar @ 11am
Pacific Barbarians vs. Australian XV Charity Day
In honor of the South Hemisphere Charity Day, an all-day rugby tournament will take place at Old Deer Park. The highlight match is between the Pacific Barbarians and Australian XV at 3pm but stick around for the beer tent, live music, and Aussie rules matches. Rugby stars George Smith and Jerry Collins are just a couple of big names that will be featured in the match.
London Welsh, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Rd., London, TW9 2AZ
£10 – Tickets
6 Mar @ 10:30am-7pm
CH+CH: A Benefit for the Christchurch Earthquake
Vibe Bar, located on famous Brick Lane, is hosting a benefit event for the Christchurch disaster. The event will feature live kiwi music, DJs, art installations, and all-night drink specials.
Vibe Bar, The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Tube: Shoreditch High Street
£5 – Tickets
9 Mar @ 6pm-11:30pm
This 5k fun run/walk around Richmond Park is open to all fitness levels. Donations will benefit the Red Cross.
Richmond Park, 178 King’s Rd, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5HU
Tube: Mortlake Rail
£ donations £
13 Mar @ 10am
Black Tie Ball for Christchurch Earthquake
The Civil Service Rugby Club is holding a Black Tie Ball hosted at the swanky Westbury Hotel, it is a joint fundraiser for Pike River Trust and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Tickets can be purchased from a civil service player or by emailing email@example.com.
Westbury Hotel, 22-24 Collingham Pl, London SW5 0PZ
Tube: Earl’s Court Road
26 Mar @ 8pm
More events in the works:
Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser @ Walkabout Shepherds Bush
Telethon for Christchurch: Sat, 23 Apr (7pm-8pm)
West End Theatre Variety Show Fundraiser: pending
Christchurch Charity Ball: pending