Birthright Canterbury receives generous donation from Christchurch Airport Community Fund

Birthright Canterbury trustees were delighted to receive a $1500 donation from the Christchurch Airport Community Fund in November.

Birthright, which was one of nine recipients chosen by the Community Fund, has been supporting, strengthening and advocating for families led by one parent in Canterbury since 1963.

“We are very grateful to the Christchurch Airport Community Fund for selecting us as one of the 2016 grant recipients,” says Birthright Canterbury Trust Manager Rhodora Sagles.

“This acknowledgement affirms the value of the work we are doing with one parent families in Canterbury.”

The Christchurch Airport Community Fund is made up of donations in notes and coins collected in charity collection boxes around the airport terminal. To date, the largest number of different currencies found in a box at one time has been 14.

Donations can come from domestic and international travellers leaving or entering the country or from airport staff donating their change after buying a coffee or lunch in the terminal. These donations are then topped up by Christchurch Airport's own sizable contribution.

There is no set amount for the grants and each is made based on factors including fund availability, requests by applicants and assessment of the benefit to the community.

If you would like to help Birthright Canterbury provide services and support to families in need please donate now - all donors will receive a tax receipt.

Photo caption: Birthright Canterbury trustee Michele Hider receives a $1500 donation from Justin Watson, Christchurch Airport Chief Commercial and Aeronautical Officer.