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Update - Bishops' Appeal for Christchurch Earthquake

by The Venerable Bernard Faull

8 September 2011

The following information was sent to us by the Wellington Diocesan Manager, The Venerable Bernard Faull, reporting back regarding the disbursement of funds raised by the Bishops’ Emergency Appeal for Christchurch Earthquake.



Specifically ‘tagged’ to beneficiaries

Christchurch Cathedral, from Canterbury Cathedral Committee United Kingdom and other donors $230,000

Anglican Care Christchurch [from their Australian partner organisation – Anglicare Western Australia] c/- the Diocese of Christchurch. All the funds were raised by one local restaurant in ‘Frasers’ in Kings Park, Perth $51,522.74

To the Diocese of Christchurch – from the sponsored bike ride from Napier to Christchurch by Rachel Coxhead $3,738.59


“Non-tagged” donations

To the Diocese of Christchurch, being ½ of the ‘common pool’ balance ($735,000) $367,500, inclusive of the Episcopal Relief Fund Grant



Bernard writes: “In administering this appeal we have written, printed and posted well in excess of a 1000 letters and sent countless emails, to people all around New Zealand.  Likewise the Anglican Missions Board have also written numerous letters and emails and processed receipts for overseas donations.  Overseas donations made up approx. half the amount received.  – The Anglican Missions Board has been our partners in administering this appeal as they have handled all the international donations.  The team at AMB have been fantastic.  My thanks also to my PA, Karen Stewart, Carol Baxter and Elena Goff in accounts and to Diana Newbury a volunteer who spend endless hours documenting all the donations and ensuring that letters and receipts were appropriately produced”. 

Thank you all.