At Cavell Leitch we love helping our community. It is important to us to make a difference in the community in which we live and work. We do this through a variety of ways including sponsorships, events, automatic payroll donations, mufti days (our staff bring along a gold coin to participate) and pro-bono work.

Who we support.

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Art in a Garden

In 2001 friends Penny Zino & Alison Meyer had a vision of introducing the beauty and peace of the district of Hawarden & Waikari. Not only did they see that district offered visitors to the area a chance to experience rural North Canterbury's spectacular vistas but also enjoy Flaxmere a Garden of National Significance, hence the idea was born to exhibit sculpture in the garden gallery of Flaxmere and paintings displayed in old barn converted into a gallery. They both wanted the exhibition to have a charity aspect. Their chosen charities were and remain so today, The Cancer Society and Amuri St John.

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Mothers Supporting Mothers

Mothers Supporting Mothers is an incorporated charitable trust established in 1994 by two North Canterbury-based midwives, who recognised a need in the community for a professionally guided support group for mothers struggling with the demands of parenthood. Sessions are held in Rangiora and Kaiapoi and are facilitated by women with midwifery / counselling backgrounds. The sessions are relaxed and informal, although structured. Childcare staff and volunteers offer a child minding service on site to enable mothers to attend the group sessions.

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Rise Up Stacey Trust

In the February 22nd 2011 earthquake Stacey was trapped inside The Press building for over 8 hours. The severe crush injuries she received resulted in the loss of both her legs above the knees. Stacey spent over 6 months in hospital and is still working hard at rehabilitation. Stacey's wish is to visit a specialised clinic in Oaklahoma USA that works mainly with double amputees and in fitting them with computerised limbs. This will mean return trips back to the clinic as Stacey gradually increases her height. This is a long journey that Stacey faces but she does so with the love and support from family and friends. All funds are held in the Rise Up Stacey Trust account at Cavell Leitch law firm.

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Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery & Research

The University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research at St Georges Medical Centre was established in 2014 due to the generosity of Mrs Shirley Rose (a client of Cavell Leitch), who spent many of her final years tending to the disability created by stroke in her husband. This facility relies heavily on fundraising and donations to be able to provide the amazing services and continue with research. Their vision is to; develop new standards of ‘best practice’ for rehabilitation of stroke across all ages, as well as developing and providing clinical services for stroke patients that meet the patients’ clinical needs and also allows those patients to contribute to research that will help others.