Over the last two weeks, Languages International has held series of events to raise money for Christchurch earthquake relief efforts.

Red and Black Day
The first event was a Red and Black Day. Friday, 4 March was National Red and Black Day. People all over New Zealand were encouraged to wear red and black clothes to show support for Christchurch, and to donate to the New Zealand Red Cross. Red and black are Christchurch’s colours; their sports teams traditionally wear red and black uniforms. To show solidarity with Christchurch, students and staff at Languages International Auckland dressed in red and black. They also brought gold-coin donations for Christchurch. Languages International’s Red and Black Day raised $950 for earthquake relief efforts. That same night, there was also a student Hawaiian Party, which raised a further $469.40.

You can find out more about the National Red and Black Day here:

Twitter: twitter.com/redandblackday

Facebook: facebook.com/nationalredandblackday

Sally's Class on Red & Black Day, a Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Event
Sally’s class on Red and Black Day

Languages International Auckland Teachers on Red & Black Day, a Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Event
Some of the Languages International Auckland staff on Red and Black Day

See more photos of our Red and Black Day here…

Fundraising Morning Tea
Last Thursday in Auckland, Languages International staff held a fundraising morning tea. The event was organised by Sally, one of our teachers. Teachers and admin staff baked delicious sweet and savoury treats, which were sold for $2 each. Students and staff gave generously, and $990.60 was raised, bringing the grand total from all three events to $2,410 for Christchurch relief work. The money will be donated to the Red Cross.

Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Morning Tea Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Morning Tea

Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Morning Tea

See more photos of the morning tea here…

Donations for Christchurch can be made here: www.redcross.org.nz/donate

Written by: Hannah Robinson at Languages International