We did it!
70 MONTHS AGO
With only 2 days to go we have reached our target! Thanks to the amazing folk at Jetstar we have secured the final $15,000 we needed to get our Drum Up Support appeal over the line. The New Zealand Festival is the seventh recipient of a Jetstar Flying Start Programme grant which awards money to projects working to enrich the lives of people in the local community. The Flying Start grant is also made up of $15,000 worth of travel which will mean bringing students in from around New Zealand for The Big Bang a lot easier! The head of Jetstar New Zealand said that the creativity and commitment behind The Big Bang project had captivated the judging panel.
Thank you so much to all the great people we have been working with on the Drum Up Support appeal from the very beginning including Tim and Murray and the guys from Strike Percussion, the Boosted team, Paul Pearson and the fabulous parents and teachers from the local schools, Moore Wilson’s and our wonderful chefs from The Big Banger.
Thanks also must go to the stars of our Drum Up Support video -Taika Waititi and Bret McKenzie, Gareth Farr, Celia Wade-Brown, Patrick Gower, Quincy, Ihaka, Te Rangiera, Chatia, Kayla and Alazae and the man who put it all together, Rob Appierdo
Lastly of course a huge thank you to everybody who donated here and the other places we roamed to.
Roll on February 21 and The Big Bang, I promise it will be a fabulous night to remember! We hope to see you all there
Read more about the Jetstar grant to New Zealand Festival http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11154441
Read more about the Jetstar Flying Start programme and how to apply http://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/flyingstart