Enjoy a special open day at the historic Kate Sheppard House and explore the award winning gardens while raising funds for 298 Youth Hub.
This is an opportunity to view this beautiful property; originally the home of suffrage pioneer Kate Sheppard and from where behind the scenes work for the women's Christian temperance movement took place. Today this impressive private home carries a Category One Heritage Listing.
Explore the acre of award-winning gardens surrounding the home, which are the pride and joy of the current owner - Julia Burbury. Featured are rose gardens, native groves and pathways along the Okeover stream, perennial beds, camelia and rhododendron stands, magnificent magnolia, dogwoods and large protected trees, along with an impressive walled vegetable garden.
Entertainment throughout the day including:
Midday - Mixers & Jazz
Bring your own picnic lunch or enjoy the light refreshments available for purchase during the day.
Parking: Clyde Road and Creyke Road on-street parking.
Medbury School have kindly permitted parking within visitor’s carpark on Creyke Road.
Gate sales: Ticket sales also available at the gate. Please check if "sold out".
Children: 4 years of age and under admitted free of charge.
What’s this all about?… Youth Hub
The Youth Hub will be New Zealand's first Youth One Stop Shop that includes housing. It will be built on a 4500 square metre parcel of land on Salisbury Street generously purchased by Anglican Care in order to be specifically leased back to the Youth Hub Trust to build and run the facility.
It will include not only on-site services for youth health, counselling, social services, employment support recreation and creative activities, but desperately-needed transitional housing as well. There are plans to construct purpose-built accommodation supporting twenty-five young people
waiting for more permanent housing.
"We will be able to provide a unique service of wrap-around care, to not only give support and emergency relief for youth in immediate need, but also help prevent mental health issues from establishing and escalating with a 'nip it in the bud early' approach" says Dr Bagshaw. The next step is to apply for resource consent and to raise the $20million it will cost to build the facilities to provide a sustainable easy to use Centre for the young people of Christchurch to flourish.
Further opportunity is available to donate to this dynamic cause - https://www.youthhubchch.org.nz