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‘We are one’ Basketball fundraising event

Please join the University of Canterbury Basketball Club  at their UC Basketball Social 3×3 We Are One fundraiser tournament, hosted by the UC Recreation Centre.

  • When: Saturday 23 March, 1.00 – 5.00pm
  • Where: UC Recreation Centre
  • Cost: $5.00 per player

100% of entry fees and donations on the day will go towards the official givealittle fundraising page.

The emphasis of the day is to have fun sharing the love of basketball, banding together and playing together.  The event is being run in partnership with our friends at UC Rec & Sport. 

The 3×3 format is short and fast and we are hoping to fill the 32 team spots quickly.  All UC Students are encouraged to form teams – all levels of basketball encouraged.  

Each team will play three 10-minute games (and a final if they qualify).  The entry is $5 per player, with four or five players per team.  A maximum of two weekend club basketball players can participate in each team.  Entries are strictly limited.  There will be both Women’s and Men’s divisions.

We are fortunate to have a ton of friendly volunteers from the UC Basketball club who want to see you there.  Come on down and support your team!

How you can help the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda

Ben Davidson is a vet at the local Orana Wildlife Park, and he is asking for our help in fundraising for the remaining Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. He tells us why, below.

I have been doing my Masters through Edinburgh University and for my Masters research I have been fortunate enough to be involved in a project looking at the health of the last remaining mountain gorillas in Uganda, working with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

Gladys has dedicated her life to saving the mountain gorilla but also to improving the health of the local communities around the park.  She does this through her NGO, ‘Conservation Through Public Health’ (CTPH) www.ctph.org

Gladys is an amazing women and has been honoured with several international awards for her conservation and social entrepreneurship work, and I want to use some of the skills I have picked up over the years to raise some funds for CTPH.  The funds raised would  go directly to improving the health of the gorillas, of which only 1000 remain in the world.

The fundraiser is being run through a platform called Charidy, and donations can be collected at www.charidy.com/gorillathon2019

We are hoping to raise a total of $50,000, with the money going directly to Dr Gladys and the gorillas.  The money raised will be used to monitor and improve the health of the gorillas, and the rangers and trackers who are in daily contact with them.

There are several ways you can help

  1. Spread the word via your social networks
  2. Make a donation on 18 March (you can register online before this and we will send you a reminder on the day)
  3. If you are wanting to give $1000 or more, you can become one of our matchers – call me on 0272897034 to discuss this

Thanks in advance for being a part of our campaign.

Ben Davidson B.V.Sc
Director, Rangiora Vet Centre

Fundraiser to support NZ women in STEM

A fundraising screening of the fabulous award-winning film ‘Hidden Figures’ will be held in Christchurch on 13 February, 6.00 pm at the Riccarton Hoyts.  Book your tickets now!

This event is a fundraiser to support a New Zealand woman in physical science, engineering or mathematics via a one-off three-year postgraduate scholarship to be administered by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). A similar event in Auckland recently raised enough for the first two years, and the aim of this event in Christchurch is to generate enough funds to support year three.

You can book your tickets and/or make a donation via Eventbrite.  If you’re unable to attend the event and you’re keen to contribute, please  donate by following the links on the Eventbrite page.

Please share among your networks!  If you haven’t heard about ‘Hidden Figures’ yet, you may enjoy a local review.

This event is supported by the College of Science.

UC students and staff running halfmarathon for disadvantage Thai children

The UC students who participated in the Thailand internship programme over summer have organised a fundraiser for The Foundation for Children in Bangkok where two of them interned.

The Foundation for Children in Bangkok cares for disadvantaged children who cannot live with their families at present.

The two Social Work students who volunteered there were so inspired by its work they will be running the halfmarathon in June.

Read the full story here. 

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Other students who did the Thailand programme will be running and so will Will Shannon from the International Relationships office who accompanied the UC students to Bangkok.

You can support Will and the students by donating here.