The Wilding Foundation and its founder, actress/director/producer Anna Wilding, have announced a special treat for two Christchurch families affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the New Zealand city on February 22.
This coming weekend, The Wiggles – the wildly successful Australian musical group catering to children under 5 years old – will be making a special presentation of children’s designer boots on behalf of New Zealand-born supermodel Kylie Bax and her Original NZ Boot Company, and Anna Wilding and the Wilding Foundation.
The Wiggles will be in Christchurch next weekend. The two families, identified by the Wilding Foundation with help in one instance from The Salvation Army, are “thrilled”. The presentation will take place at one of the group’s weekend concerts.
Ms Bax and Ms Wilding joined forces soon after the quake to distribute boots to those hardest hit by the earthquake. Since launching its fundraising appeal, the Wilding Foundation has donated thousands of dollars of funds directly to children who lost a parent in the earthquake and those families most in need. Ms Wilding – who started her launch appeal in Los Angeles – arrived in Christchurch 3 weeks ago on a fact finding mission and to continue administering funds and visiting the hardest hit areas.
The charity recently received a boost when Australian Group Men Wot Sing combined with Isabella Accapella and Altonsville Volunteer Fire Brigade and donated proceeds from their fundraiser for the Christchurch Earthquake.
The Christchurch earthquake left over 160 people dead and destroying the homes and livelihoods of thousands of others.
The Wiggles play in CBS Canterbury Arena on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April.