Flaxwood Festival Distribution of Proceeds 2012 ...
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Tributes to Murray Wood and Hans Schuitman
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The name of this Festival was changed from Flaxton Festival to Flaxwood Festival in Murray Wood's perpetual honour.
Tributes to Murray Wood and Hans Schuitman

Flaxwood Festival 2012  —  $56,890.05

The Festival's Dame Adrienne Stewart, once again graciously passed cheques to the 2012 Festival's beneficiaries, but this year the function was held on the Festival site.  The total proceeds ($56,890.05) considerably exceeded the $40,090.68 which was raised last year, and a total of five charities were supported.  The Salvation Army received $20,156.02, The Woolston Brass Band received 15,117.01, The Christchurch Womens Refuge 7,558.51, and The One-2-One Charitable Trust $7,558.51.  A special grant of $6,500.00 was made to earthquake survivor, Kate Barron.  Carolyn and John wish to thank Dame Adrienne most sincerely for her support, and also to thank everyone who contributed to the Festival.


John Campbell, Dame Adrienne and Carolyn Schuitman with The Salvation Army's Alister Irwin who accepted the Festival's cheque for $20,156.02


A special presentation of $6,500.00 was made to a very brave Kate Barron who tragically lost her legs in the collapse of the PGC Building on February 22nd, 2011

Gary Pinker (Chairman of The Woolston Brass) was on hand to accept the Festival's cheque for $15,117.01 in support of the iconic champion band.

The Festival was very happy this year to support The Christchurch Womens Refuge with a cheque for $7,558.51, which was thankfully accepted by Julie McCloy.

Dr. Annie Chen-Green's One-2-One Charitable Trust was once again a recipient of Festival funds.  This time she accepted a cheque for $7,558.51