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WORD Christchurch is a charitable trust and relies on a huge amount of support to bring outstanding events to the community and to keep ticket prices affordable. We love what we do, and we’d love to give you the opportunity to help.

By becoming a patron, supporter or donor, you are part of the WORD Christchurch team and can enjoy the buzz of helping to stage events that make Christchurch a dynamic place to live.

All of our contributors get to have a say in the festival, and receive special newsletters that go deep into what the world of literature has to offer.

They also help us to:

* Support and nurture writers, local communities and local businesses

* Bring free and affordable family events to the city

* Offer free events for schools across Canterbury that foster a love of books, ideas and performance in young people

* Champion human rights, provide a platform to discuss urgent global issues, and help create a kinder, more well-informed community

In addition, those who sign up as patrons also enjoy a range of benefits including invitations to exclusive launches and discounted tickets to events, with different levels to suit a range of wallets.

To make a tax-deductible one-off or monthly donation, please fill in the form above.

To become a patron or supporter, click the button below or email Paula Granger on for more information.

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Corporate Patrons 2020

Pene Whitty, UBS Canterbury

Madeleine Hawkesby, Hawkesby & Co

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury

Gold Patrons 2020

Jane Higgins & Paul Dalziel

Joanna Orwin

Patrons 2020

Susan Henson & Thomas Young

Dame Adrienne Stewart

Bill Luff & Monica Hunter

Krissy & Mark Christensen

Catherine & David Boyer

Anna Rogers

Vicki & Bob Blyth

Margie & Tony Sewell

Philip Matthews

Jarrod Gilbert

Supporters 2020

Fiona Farrell

Charlotte Gray

Jill Rawnsley

Moata Tamaira

Marianne Elliott

Tim & Gillie Deans

Carol Bartle

Brian Phillips

David Elworthy & Ros Henry

Kate & Richard Burtt

Olivia Egerton

Jarrod Gilbert

Annabel Holland

Jenny May

Renee Rowlands

Ulli Schwertheim

Quentin Wilson Publishing

Vic Tutton

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