Matariki mental health fund-raiser this Friday

A special harness racing-themed fund-raiser for mental health will be held in Christchurch this Friday.

The Matariki Day luncheon and auction will be held at the Papanui Club, with a host of autographed sports memorabilia up for sale and a line up of high profile guest speakers that includes Mark Purdon, John Dunn, Blair Orange and Sam Ottley.

All proceeds will go to two well-known mental health advocates, Craig "Wiggy" Wiggins, and Salvation Army racetrack support chaplain Andrew McKerrow.

"They are both doing exceptional work in the mental health field and we need to support them," says luncheon organiser Wendy Morrison.

"The money we raise will help them expand on what they are already doing."

Doors will open at noon, with the luncheon to start at 1pm. The cost is $100 per person.

To see more about the luncheon click here 

Among the sports memorabilia that will be auctioned off are rare and signed items from David Tua, Ricky May, the 2022 Super rugby-winning Crusaders, Kane Williamson, 1974 Commonwealth Games hero Dick Tayler and much more.

Charity Luncheon & Fundraiser Auction Items

- Harness Racing Drivers 80’s Bookmark series – Framed & Autographed

- Ricky May’s Helmet from The World Drivers Championship – Approx. 20yrs ago, Autographed

- David Tua Boxing Gloves – Autographed

- Crusaders 2022 Grand Final Jersey – Autographed & Framed

- Crusaders Autographed Rugby Ball – In Display Case

- Ruapuna Speedway Experience – Once in a lifetime opportunity!
(Includes the following: Gate Entry for 4x Adults, Corporate Entry to the Stadium Finance Lounge, Pit Tour, Meet their favourite driver & Opportunity to ride in the Pace Vehicle)

- Addington Race Sponsorship Voucher
(Includes the following: Trackside dining experience for 4 guests (both food & beverages), 2 IRT Mobile rides on the evening, Exclusive Naming Rights to a race)

- Kane Williamson Shirt – Autographed

- Dick Tayler Commonwealth Games Autographed Singlet & Participation Medal

- Accommodation for 2 nights for 4-6 people to Hanmer Springs, with voucher for Amaze N Golf (More to follow)

- America’s Cup Commemorative Medals

For those wanting information or to book tables contact Wendy Morrison on 021 438970


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