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Christchurch Earthquake Response


Our Canterbury area has been shaken by a seismic storm that started on September 22nd 2010 with a 7.1 (on the Richter Scale) earthquake, a 6.3 in February 2011 and continues even now! Mercifully we have had no loss of life in Ashburton and only minor damage but neighbouring Christchurch has been badly affected with many deaths and massive destruction.Many people are suffering - losing loved ones, homes and businesses and with the continuing aftershocks and the uncertainty. The delegate of our national Creative Fibre organisation (the NZ Spinners, Weavers and Woolcraft Society) for the Canterbury area is Shona Schofield. She is collecting donations to be used for members who are affected. The Guild shop (that was in the historic Arts Centre in Christchurch) has been destroyed twice, three of the Canterbury guilds (Christchurch, Heathcote and Styx) have lost their meeting rooms, and 6 members' homes have been destroyed. Donations can be sent to:
Shona Schofield,
7 Methven Highway,
Ashburton 7700 
New Zealand
Ph/Fax: 03 3081558
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