Rise Up Christchurch

It's been three months to the day since the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February, but Christchurch is still in need and thanks to Organiser Brooke Howard-Smith and NZ celebrities the 12-hour global telethon Rise Up Christchurch was born.

The 12-hour telethon broadcasted on Maori Television saw people from all over New Zealand and the world dig deep and raise $2,561,015.00.

Organiser Brooke Howard-Smith says "100% of the money will go to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal fund. "

I was lucky enough to be apart of this amazing event, which saw me fly to Chrsitchurch, work alongside the redcross, tour around the red zone of Christchurch city and also hit the catwalk for the fashion relief show created by Andhy Blake alongside Rachel Hunter, Nicky Watson, Sally Ridge, Ben Barrington, Miss New Zealand and more amazing New Zealand Celebrities to raise money for this incredible city that is still in rubble.

CBS stadium in Christchurch was packed with locals all out to support their broken city.
Organizer Brooke Howard-smith and Rachel Hunter live at CBS in Christchurch
Christchurch mayor Bob Parker and I
Announcing the grand total raised
Nicky Watson, Andhy Blake ( Fashion Relief organiser ) myself and Sally Ridge during Redcross charity work in Christchurch.

A city still in rubble after nearly 3 months

This beautiful building in pieces.

A big thank you to Air New Zealand, The George Hotel and Andhy Blake for the most amazing experience.

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