Richie McCaw cooks up a storm for Christchurch
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:58p.m.
By Jessica Rowe
Richie McCaw has been cooking up a storm for one hundred elderly in Christchurch's eastern suburbs.
It's the official launch of the Volunteer Army Foundation's new project The Concert, which it's hoped will persuade up to 10,000 people to donate their time free of charge.
“You don't want to look too closely with things here, you can't go too wrong with cutting up the onions and pumpkins,” says McCaw.
The Concert will be held at Christchurch's new AMI stadium in November and will have a line up of some of the biggest names in New Zealand music.
The only way to get a ticket is to complete four hours of volunteer work.
“You've got to do something, whether you are building the community garden, you are painting a mural or cleaning someone’s garden, you are working and
for that work we are going to reward you not with money but with a ticket to a concert with 10,000 other people who have done the same thing,” says Sam Johnson of the Student Volunteer Army Foundation.
“It's a pretty cool idea, and I think a lot of Christchurch people want to know what they can do and this encourages young people to get out and help out,” says McCaw.
They're hoping up to 10,000 volunteers will give their time, which will be 40,000 hours of community work.
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