Publish date: 12/05/2020

ENC sponsor Ravenswood Developments Ltd has chosen to support local charity Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust as it works to help families struggling with the impact of Covid-19.

The developer of the Ravenswood community just north of Woodend has announced it is donating $2,000 to the Trust from every section sold in its Stage 2 residential area until the end of the year. With 13 sections currently available in Stage 2, the business could generate up to $26,000 in donations on top of its initial $5,000 donation, which has already been made.

Ravenswood representative Jenny Lake said, “Ravenswood is all about community. The team at Ravenswood Developments Ltd would like to help its local North Canterbury community in a time of great need and is supporting one charity that is working in North Canterbury to help families struggling with the impact of Covid-19.

“Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust is uniquely local to North Canterbury and is facing unprecedented demand for their free social and community services. More than ever before, they need our support to meet this growing demand and to help local families survive this crisis.”

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust Manager Deirdre Ryan confirms that demand for the Trust’s services have increased significantly since the lockdown started.

“Our Kaiapoi Community Support food pantry has seen a 150% increase in demand since the start of lockdown,” Deirdre said. “Families are accessing our services who have never needed to before.

“We are delighted that Ravenswood has chosen to partner with Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust to transform lives in North Canterbury. Ravenswood’s generous donation will help us to help North Canterbury families struggling with the impact of Covid-19, right away. Their commitment will also help us to respond quickly and flexibly to emerging mental health and wellbeing needs of individuals and families across the Hurunui and Waimakariri.

“Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our Covid-19 Crisis Appeal so far. If we are to help our people to not only survive this crisis, but to come through it thriving, we must act urgently and it cannot be done without your help.”

Donations to Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust can be made here: wellbeingnc.org.nz/get-involved/donate/.

Businesses who wish to partner with Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust to support their ongoing work can contact Deirdre Ryan by email manager@wellbeingnc.org.nz or phone 03 310 6374.

To find out more about purchasing a Stage 2 section at Ravenswood visit www.ravenswood.co.nz or call 03 375 0010.