Charities & Community Involvement

It is important to Addington that we reach out to our local community involving ourselves and supporting many charitable and not for profit organisations.

Our support by way of sponsorship or donations plays a vital part to many community organisations ensuring they continue to operate within a positive environment.


During 2018 Addington & Spectators will be supporting the following charities:











Donations boxes can be found in Spectators and at the administration desk on the ground floor of the Metropolitan Stand on race nights/days.

For further information about the charities please click on their logo’s above.



More than 200 Australian and New Zealand reinswomen will race in teal driving pants to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research as part of Women’s Cancer Foundation’s Team Teal campaign.

Reinswomen from New Zealand and every Australian state will take part in Team Teal from February 1 until March 11, 2018.

Each time teal pants cross the finish line first:
•  Harness Racing New Zealand will donate $200
•  Woodlands Stud will donate $100
•  Clubs will donate $100 at their race meeting/s
•  Kirstin Barclay will donate her winning % of stakes if she happens to win a race!

Our three ambassadors will also be wearing teal coloured silks:
•  Nicky Chilcott (North Island)
•  Sam Ottley (Canterbury)
•  Sheree Tomlinson (Southland)

Funds raised will support research for nurses, delivering treatments in newly established research sites, in Australia and New Zealand hospitals, helping provide greater access to clinical trials for women with a gynaecological cancer.

It is our hope that every woman diagnosed with gynaecological cancer has the opportunity to be part of a clinical trial, the best tool we have to make a difference to their life.

Gynaecological cancer impacts our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, wives and friends. Nearly 2 out of 3 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will not survive.

Donations can be made online, click here to go to our New Zealand Go FundraisING page.

Please note Team Teal are not registered for donations in NZ at this time. All donations are in Australian dollars.

#TeamTeal18          #GetRealSupportTeal




Can For Coffee

During December we supportED the Christchurch City Mission with our Can For Coffee promotion in Spectators.

Customers were able to donate a non-perishable food item to the Christchurch City Mission and in return we  gave them their daily caffeine fix for FREE!

During the months of October and November Addington and Spectators supported Ronald McDonald House South Island, St John and Māia Health Foundation as their cup week charities of choice.

For further information on Ronald McDonald House South Island please visit their website.

For further information on St John please visit their website.

For further information on Māia Health Foundation please visit their website.





During the months of August and September, Addington and Spectators supported Arthritis NZ in the lead up to their annual appeal on Friday 22nd September 2017.

If you would like to donate online click here.

For further information on Arthritis NZ please visit their website.




During the months of June and July, Addington and Spectators supported Christchurch NZ Riding for the Disabled as they raised funds to purchase a new horse to join their equine therapy team.

We are delighted to confirm that we raised $720 and this went to purchasing their new horse ‘Syd’ (pictured).

If you would like to donate to them please click here. For further information on Christchurch NZ Riding for the Disabled please visit their website.


During the months of April & May 2017 we are supportedGarden City Rotary. They were promoting Emergency Response Kits (ERKS) as their charity. ERKS are assembled and sent to Pacific Islands in readiness for likely natural disasters.

For more information, click here to download their brochure or visit their facebook page.

If you wish to make a personal donation please visit: 


Charity and Community Involvement

Our community participation includes involvement with:

Koru Games
Primary School Sports Tournament
The Breakfast Club at
Aranui High and Linwood College
Ronald McDonald House South Island Addington Primary
St John Sacred Heart Primary
AVIVA West Spreydon
Addington Lifestyle Care Wharenui
Kidsfirst Middleton Grange
Park Lane Retirement Village Christchurch South Intermediate
Brandz Riccarton High
Southern Cross Language Cashmere High
Core Education Hoon Hay
Young Farmers Committee Prebbleton Primary
Donaldson Trust Templeton Primary
Family Help Trust North Loburn
Golden Health Care West Melton Primary
NZ Institute of Sport Bamford Primary
Harewood Hockey New Brighton Catholic
CDHB St Patricks Kaiapoi
Canterbury Westland Science Fair Sockburn Primary
CCCB Burnside High
Canterbury Primary Principals Lincoln University
Body, Mind & Spirit Christs College
Heart Kids New Zealand Hagley High School
Fostering Kids NZ Oxford Area
Rotary Club of Avonhead Bishop Julius
Lions Club of Christchurch South Hornby High
The Kids Foundation Marion College
Brain Injured Children Trust Papanui High School
Kidney Health New Zealand St Margaret’s
Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise Villa Maria
The Garden City Rotary Club
Christchurch City Mission
Christchurch NZ Riding for the Disabled