Jane Tappenden, PartnerChristchurch law firm Cuningham Taylor is partnering with the Family Help Trust to sponsor this year’s “Food for Thought” charity business lunch.
Spokesperson Jane Tappenden, who is a partner in Cuningham Taylor and is also on the Family Help Trust Board, said the firm was excited by the opportunity to support such a prominent Canterbury charity. “The Family Help Trust is well-recognised for its work tackling the causes of child abuse and neglect in vulnerable homes”, said Ms Tappenden. “Cuningham Taylor has a proud history in Canterbury since 1909 and we felt this was a meaningful way we could give something back to the local community”.
The Family Help Trust was established in 1990 by a group of health and welfare professionals with the aim of breaking the cycle of child abuse by providing vulnerable families with basic parenting skills. The Trust was last year’s recipient of the Champion Canterbury Small Enterprise Charity Award.
The Food for Thought business lunch is attended by approximately 200 Canterbury businesspeople each year. During the six years since its inception, the event has raised nearly $100,000 to support the work of the Family Help Trust. Guest speakers at this year’s lunch, which is tentatively scheduled to be held in early September, are to be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Bill English, and the Labour Party’s Finance Spokesperson, the Hon. David Parker.
This years charity lunch will be held on Thursday September 4th at Addington Raceway.