Charities & Crusaders In Our Community
The Crusaders have a direct relationship with five charities - who are our 'Gold Charities'. Each season we work with each charity to support their objectives within the community.
Pictured: Crusaders Captain Scott Barrett with Waratahs counterpart, Rob Simmons, alongside Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese and Fire and Emergency NZ Tasman Area Commander, Grant Haywood. $12,000 was raised through donations and $1,000 for every try scored at this match in February 2020.
Pictured: Some of our wonderful first responders who attended a small presentation at Crusaders HQ at Rugby Park in Christchurch.
Pictured: The team from the Christchurch City Mission as part of the fundraising efforts at Crusaders home games in 2019. $1 from every cup donated went to the Christchurch City Mission.
Pictured: Crusaders visiting the Childrens Ward at Christchurch Hospital.
Crusaders Gold Charities:
Monthly Charity Draw
Our first priority is to our five main charities. However we receive a large number of requests for signed items to be donated for various causes all of a very worthy nature. Our policy is to have a monthly draw for three groups - schools, amateur clubs and non profit organisations.
You can submit your charity and fundraising details on our contact page
If you are successfully drawn you are to provide your own item to be signed by the team. The Canterbury Rugby Football Union and Crusaders has five Gold Charities that it supports and unfortunately is unable to provide memorabilia to other organisations.
Pictured: Doug Archibald (second from left) from the Rural Support Trust. Doug was presented with a signed Crusaders jersey in 2018 in recognition for his work for the rural community and the Rural Support Trust.
Pictured: The Crusaders at the annual Cystic Fibrosis Cricket Fundraiser