Fight for Christchurch Helps KidsCan to Fight Child Poverty

Fight for Christchurch Helps KidsCan to Fight Child Poverty

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Preparation is well underway for what has become the must do “Black Tie” event in Christchurch for the year. The Fight for Christchurch is set to take place on Thursday 28th November at Christchurch’s CBS Arena and it promises to be a great night of boxing and entertainment. Corporate tables are available for sale at www.fightforchristchurch and general admission tickets are available at ticket sales are limited to 3,000.

KidsCan Charitable Trust is delighted to be selected again as one of three participating charities that will benefit from the funds raised from this event along with Ronald McDonald House and Canterbury Earthquake Children’s Trust.

KidsCan CEO and founder, Julie Chapman says, “We are thrilled to be part of this event once again in 2013. We support 23 low decile schools in the Christchurch region and this event will help us to continue our work, supporting children less fortunate than others”.

Stepping into the ring in support of KidsCan is Miriama Smith –Actress & longstanding KidsCan advocate, Keshia Grant – Tactix Netball player, and Caroline Lee – Vodafone event manager, these three contenders are all excited to experience the thrill of competing for a good cause. Each contender is raising money and donations can be made through their ‘Give a little’ fundraising pages or you can check out their profiles on the Fight for Christchurch website.

Miriama Smith says, “Hilary Swank inspired me in her role 'Million Dollar Baby', I thought the intensity involved in boxing would provide me with a much needed physical and mental challenge post baby. I have been an advocate for KidsCan since 2005 so I aim to raise as much funds as possible for this awesome charity. I will be hard at work these next few weeks so please give generously at:, I look forward to putting up a good fight”.

Caroline (Carrie) Lee, Account & Event Manager at Vodafone in Christchurch, is fighting for KidsCan for the second year running. Carrie says,” Long distance running is my favourite sport and my best result is placing 3rd in the Buller marathon earlier this year. I did Fight for Christchurch last year and it was such a rewarding (and extremely challenging!) experience that when I was asked to do it again I jumped at the chance! “You can support Carrie at:

Keshia Grant, Tactix Netball player says, ”I am pleased to be fundraising for KidsCan! I will be training hard over the next 12 weeks and hope to raise as much as possible. I am excited about taking part in this prestigious occasion. Boxing is a sport that I have yet to be involved in therefore I see this opportunity as a huge physical and mental challenge to take on board”. You can support Keshia at:

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun event, support a great cause and get behind three incredible women who are fighting to make a difference.