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On Tuesday 22nd February 2011 at 12.51 pm, Christchurch and the lives of it's people changed forever. Cracked and crumbled buildings can be replaced, Christchurch will be rebuilt, but the lives of some families have been torn apart. The loss of a parent will change young lives forever.

On Wednesday 23rd February a 2 year old boy asked "When is daddy coming home from work?" Where do you find the words and strength to answer that daddy will not be coming home, but he will always be with you, and love you.

The Trust aims to make a positive difference in the lives of these young New Zealanders. No one will be able to make up for their loss but if we can make a difference even in a small way it may help. The trust will strive to help these children achieve their potential so that they can grow up to be the people their parents dreamed they could become.

Past Events:

The Christchurch Brick Show will take place on July 12th-13th, 2014 at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch

The show will exhibit amazing LEGO models for all age groups in the amazing new hangar of the Air Force Museum. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands on with dedicated LEGO activities in a dedicated LEGO play area. We will have 1500 sqm of LEGO exhibition!

Opening Hours

The Christchurch Brick show will be open 9am to 5pm on July 12 and 13, 2013.

Tickets & Entry Costs

The entrance fee will be 2 dollars for children and 4 dollars for adults. Entry fee will be collected at the front entrance upon entry. No reservation is necessary. Children aged two and younger are free.


The event will take place at the Air Force Museum, 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram Park 8140.


Recent events:

Mitre 10 Mega - A Run to Remember

Come along and join us in a Run / Walk to Remember – 23rd Feb 2014

A Run To Remember is a 12km charity fun run and walk to honour those that lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

This unique run takes you up into the Port Hills, offering scenic views out across Christchurch City, the Canterbury Plains, Pegasus Bay and the Southern Alps.

It's a great chance to look out and remember Christchurch for how it was, and appreciate the potential this beautiful city has.

The run starts at Victoria Park and heads up Harry Ell Track, turning left onto Summit Road. From Summit Road you turn down Rapaki Track and will finish at Hansen Park where there will be entertainment, food and a great place to bring the family.

All profits are donated to Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust who are helping children that lost a parent in the Canterbury Earthquake.



The Fight for Christchurch - CBS Arena on Thursday November 28th 2013

Thanks to the following people for their support in the 2013 Fight for CHCH;
Craig De Goldi, Fraser Hepburn and Bryce Robb.

These amazing men put their bodies on the line for these kids.

Thanks also to their families, Baretta Bar CHCH, Justin Wallace promoter of Fight for CHCH and to all of our supporters that have helped us reach our first target of $250,000

Thanks from the CECT Trustee’s

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra - Christmas show tickets

Leighs Construction are proud sponsors of the CSO presents series. They would like to offer the Canterbury Earthquake Children’s Trust, 20 free tickets to this year’s CSO Christmas concert to be held on Saturday the 15th  December.

We understand that this is going to be a hard time of the year for all of your families and see this is being a great opportunity for a bit of fun for those families.  To see details on the concert, please click on the link below.


Families should call Katie on 021 135 0887 if you would like tickets...

Fight for Christchurch – 30th November 2012

On the 30th of November four amazing people step into the ring and put their bodies on the line & "Fight for Christchurch" their chosen charity is The Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust.

Canterbury Netball Tactix player Bessie Manu, Cricketer – Mark Greatbatch, Hayden Richards – The Rock Contender and Sharon Amataiti , Producer for Classic Hits the Jas and Dave Drive Show.

A little more about Shoron...

Sharon Amataiti works in radio and produces a show for Jason Gunn & Dave Fitzgerald. While life at work may be a laugh, she says she is very serious about contending in Fight for Christchurch and raising funds for CEC Trust!

Sharon is well known for her competitive streak amongst friends & colleagues, and hopes it will count on the night. Boxing is new for her, but having run a half marathon this year as well as doing a few of NZ’s Great Walks, she is excited about the challenge.

You can listen to Jase & Dave follow Sharon’s boxing journey on their show, Classic Hits from 4-7pm weekdays. Good luck Sharon, we are sure you will make us proud on the night!

And the rest...

Over the next 6 weeks we will be working with each of the contenders to raise funds for the CEC Trust. We are very proud to have such an fantastic group of contenders supporting our Charity so please get behind them.

All of the contenders are linked into the Give A Little website, please log on and support these guys very little bit counts.

Watch out for our exciting Week of Auctions –Please watch this space - Auction Week is planned for the week starting 17th November finishing 23rd November.

All contenders will gather items and we will list them on the Trademe Auction website, look out for the following details on: 'A Day to Give A Little'

Support Fight for CHCH & the CEC Trust, together we can make a difference for these kids!

Listen out on your local radio station for more details.

If you have an item you would like to donate to the Auction week please contact
Debbie on 0275 160 500 or email debbiep2010@hotmail.co.nz

How can I Support the Contenders & Fight for CHCH?


We have been allocated a section of the arena and have 200 tickets to sell
Come along and support the CEC Trust contenders .

Join us for a night of amazing entertainment, prime location within the stadium.
Come and support Sharon, Bessie, Mark and Hayden

As they put their bodies on the line to support this fantastic cause.

We will have VIP's visiting and entertaining our Fan Zone. Watch this space - Maybe a Xmas work function with a difference.

Price $40 a ticket with the Charity receiving $10 from every ticket sold.
Come along dressed up in your favourite outfit, prizes for the most original

10th May 2012 – Christchurch Casino

Steve Hansen – New Zealand's All Black Coach and Trust ambassador provided an excellent question and answer session, while Sam Johnson spoke of his recent experiences, particularly with regard to his experience in Japan. The evening was hosted by Sue White, and between her and auctioneer Craig Prier, the audience had a great night with over $40,000 being raised for the Trust. A HUGE thank you to the wonderful supporting businesses and people that made this event happen.