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Fruitful French Fundraising Effort for People of Chch

Fruitful French Fundraising Effort for People of Christchurch

The Ambassador of France, H.E. Mr Francis Etienne will present a cheque of $5000 for the Christchurch earthquake appeal to the president of the New Zealand Red Cross at the Residence of France (39 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington) at midday on Thursday September 15. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

More than half a year has passed since the destructive earthquake that struck Canterbury on the 22 of February and changed the region forever. The pain felt by Cantabrians affected people all over New Zealand and around the world. Earlier this year, in order to show her support for the people of Christchurch, the French Ambassador’s wife, Mrs Jane Etienne, organised a fundraising evening which raised a total of $5000 for the Red Cross Christchurch earthquake appeal.

This is one of several initiatives that the French Ambassador and his wife have taken to support the Red Cross’s efforts since the 22 of February. “France is with the people of Canterbury for the long haul,” says Ambassador Etienne. “Our solidarity is long-lasting and I firmly believe that in addition to the immediate response to the disaster, the follow-up work of the Red Cross is very important. This donation is a contribution to these efforts.”


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