Donate a dollar for Christchurch

Last updated 05:00 15/06/2011

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The organiser of a Christchurch earthquake relief fundraising concert in Invercargill is calling for Southlanders to dig deep into their pockets on Friday and donate a dollar to the stricken city.

Road To Recovery Variety Show co-ordinator Lynnette Tupua has set up a bank account at Westpac, where people can donate money to help in Christchurch's recovery, and she wants everyone to dig deep on Friday.

Ms Tupua said it would be easy for workplaces and schools to collect a dollar from staff and students and then take the money to the bank.

"At the of the day, I just want people to put in. Ideally, it would be great if all the schools would take up their collections, if workplaces could take up their collections and just deposit it in the bank. It would be so easy.''

She said if people had donations but were unable to get to the bank they were welcome to contact her and somebody would come to pick them up.

Ms Tupua has been busy finalising the Road To Recovery show at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club on July 1, which features national headliner bands Avalanche City and Ivy Lies, plus a host of southern entertainers.

The show will be compered by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, and all money raised will go to the Christchurch Relief Fund.

She wants Southlanders to help their neighbours get through the disaster and return Christchurch to its former glory.

The Road To Recovery show will have two performances: a family show from 4-7pm, and a licensed show from 8.30-11.30pm.

Dave Coleclough, Bill MacColl, Reg McTaggart, Saelyn Guyton and Harry Mahia and Jahfire Southland will entertain.

Tickets for adults for both shows are $25, or a VIP ticket with supper at the licensed show is $65.

Donate a Dollar Day, Friday, June 17: cash donations can be made at Westpac, a/c 03 1750 0778473 25

Can't make it to the bank? Phone (03) 931 0487 or 021 162 3807.

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