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Film Industry Raises $14,000 for Christchurch Children

7 September 2011

Film Industry Raises $14,000 for Christchurch Children

Cinemas nationwide have donated $14,320 to Variety – The Children’s Charity to help families in Christchurch, by holding two charity screenings at the end of May.

Since the earthquake, Variety has raised more than $300,000 for children and families that have been affected by the earthquake in Christchurch.

“This past winter has definitely taken its toll,” says Lorraine Taylor, CEO, Variety – The Children’s Charity. “Over the last few months Variety has helped many families with basic needs like firewood, heating, warm clothing and blankets. We are extremely grateful to cinemas across New Zealand for their generous donation, which will allow us to help even more families as the city rebuilds. For many of these families, making ends meet before the earthquake was tough, but with ongoing damage to their homes and less work available, they are finding themselves in a dire situation.”

Variety is asking all New Zealanders to spare a thought for the hardship that families in Christchurch are facing as the city rebuilds and make a donation by visiting www.varietynzorg.nz/christchurchearthquake.

“The earthquake may be many months ago but the impact continues. There are many, many more Christchurch families that still need our help,” says Lorraine.

Cinemas that took part in the charity screening included EVENT Cinemas, Hoyts, Reading Cinemas, Berkeley Cinemas, Rialto and independent cinemas.

About Variety
Each year Variety – The Children's Charity supports more than 10,000 Kiwi kids, their families and communities.

Since 1989 Variety has given over $12 million to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. From much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives – we raise money to ensure deserving Kiwi kids can reach their full potential. With strong roots in entertainment, we’re now famous for unique fundraising events and campaigns.

Every day all sorts of people get the Variety feel-good factor helping all sorts of children in need…creating brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

Website: www.variety.org.nz
Facebook: Variety – The Children’s Charity of New Zealand
Twitter: VarietyNZ

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