New Zealand’s rugby and cricket greats are teaming together to assist in raising money for Christchurch, New Zealand and support the New Zealand Gala Fundraiser which features a special performance by Neil Finn of Crowded House.

Zinzan Brooke, Jeremy Coney, Sean Fitzpatrick and Anton Oliver are banding together to host tables and bring in some auction items for the 5 July event, which will take place in the newly renovated Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy Hotel on The Strand. With the help of donated money can’t buy auction items and experiences, organisers are hoping to raise in excess of £100,000.

Three’s A Crowd Events ( is producing the gala fundraiser to send a message to the people of Christchurch that, even several months after the earthquake, the international community has not forgotten them and remains committed to offering support despite yet more major tremors affecting the city earlier today.

Zinzan Brooke said today, “this event is just one example of how the Kiwi expat community here in London is banding together to make sure all levels of support available reach the Christchurch community. We hope that this event can help towards the rebuild which is the important part of everyone’s focus now.”

Sean Fitzpatrick said today, “I never thought I would be in a situation where we had to rally together for a major New Zealand city in this way and I remain in awe of what the people of Christchurch must be going through. We want to send a message to Christchurch that the international Kiwi community is still batting for them.”

Tickets range from £350-500 per ticket or £3000-4000 for a table of 10 and there are a limited number of tables available with rotating celebrity hosts. For more information on tickets, sponsorship packages, donation of auction items or the event itself please contact Melissa Gilmour on or 08451 276676.

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