What a massive success this year’s Westpac Gala dinner has been!

On 10 August, 250 invited guests joined us for one of the biggest events on the Christchurch fundraising calendar and celebrated the service in style while bidding on amazing live and silent auction prizes.

We’d like to thank the whole Westpac team who work so hard for many months to make this a success, our crew who joined us for the evening, our patient speaker Brent, who rehearsed tirelessly in the run up to the event for his first (but maybe not last) speaking engagement, and to all the event, entertainment, and support staff who made the night a success.

One lucky guest won the Jewel in a Glass prize draw for a necklace kindly donated by Filigree Jewellery Designers.

We raised over $140,000 on the night!


Check out the images below and you can also view a short video compilation of the evening on YouTube.

gala dinner table setting

The beautiful table settings

Epic Entertainment dancers

Welcomed by dancers

filigree necklace

Jewel in a glass pendant prize

model helicopters

Helicopter models created by Stewart McSkimming

Miriama Kamo

Our wonderful MC Miriama Kamo

Brent, Scott and Regan

Our patient and crew speakers


Auctioneers Mark McGoldrick and Kyle Siebert

hang up entertainment

Ariel acts and dancers entertain the audience

Pip's happy birthday plate

Celebrating rescuer Pip’s birthday on the night

the filled dinner space

A wonderful evening for all

We were thrilled to have the support of these businesses.

venues otautahi
harcourts holmwood
new world
curiosity gin
collective concepts
season events
krystle photography
hang up
pacific linen
epic entertainment