Addington supporting two charity fundraising events in July

In addition to our regular support via our ‘charity of the month’ programme, Addington is also supporting two additional charity fundraising events during July.  On Friday, 21 July the race meeting is named the ‘Jonty’s Journey Appreciation Race Night’ and on Thursday, 27 July we are hosting the Maddie Collins Fundraising evening. Addington is proud to be involved with these two great causes and know that the Christchurch and Canterbury community will be getting right behind them as well.

Friday, 21 July – Jonty’s Journey Appreciation Race Night

Jonty Smolenski has a rare genetic syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy, and throughout his life he and his family have received help from some amazing charities.  On Friday, 21 July you can join Jonty’s family as they raise funds and say a big thank you to these charities; Maia Health Foundation, Smile Dial, Riding for the Disabled, CCS Disability Action, Van Ash Deaf Education Centre and the BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ).

The evening includes full buffet dinner, drink on arrival, free race books and free car parking.  Over $5,000 of spot prizes will be given away on the night, including accommodation at Terrace     Downs Resort and in Hanmer Springs. Tickets are $75 per person, $750 per table of 10 and  $1400 per table of 10 including race sponsorship. To book tickets online visit or contact Jo Starr, Fundraising Administrator, Maia Health Foundation. Phone 378 6134 or email or.

For more information on Jonty and his journey visit

Thursday, 27 July – Maddie Collins Fundraising Evening

This very special little girl needs all the help she can get. Maddie only has a 2% chance of matching anyone in New Zealand for a kidney transplant so the best option for her is to have the transplant in America. The estimated cost for this is $350k. There is urgency around her having the transplant as soon as possible as her health is deteriorating and the quality of life she is living with having to be hooked up to the dialysis machine every day is not the way a child should have to live.

Join our fun debate and listen to kiwi personalities Andrew Mehrtens, Blair Strang, Shane Cortese and Tim Shadbolt debate “Should Tim Shadbolt be PM of New Zealand?” all kept ‘under control’ by MC Gary McCormick! The evening includes drink on arrival, 3 course plated dinner, an auction and a light hearted debate with our panel. Tickets are $85 per person or $850 per table of 10. To book tickets visit

For more information on Maddie and her story visit

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