The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust
The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal was launched by Prime Minister John Key on 27 February 2011. The Appeal is the official, global fundraiser for the recovery effort for Christchurch and the Canterbury region. The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal was set up to complement emergency support provided by other charitable agencies, and core government responsibilities.Mark Weldon, former chief executive of NZX, donated his time and expertise to lead fundraising for the Appeal.The Appeal continues to help rebuild those things that are at the heart of Christchurch communities, the places and services that make a city worth living in. When the earthquake struck Canterbury, community facilities which took decades of fundraising to put in place, such as sports fields, parks, community buildings and historic buildings, were ruined within hours.If we want to put a city back together, we need to put its communities back together too.