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  • Crusaders honour our founder and hero Chalky Carr     24 February 2018
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust

    In a further show of solidarity and support from the rugby community we are proud to share with you that Chalky will be honoured this evening when his sons, Josh and Jamie, lead the BNZ Crusaders team out on to AMI Stadium ahead of the side’s Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs.

    The Crusaders region will stand together for the Carr boys on this special night, which kicks off the 2018 Crusaders season. If you are in the UK you can view this at 6.30am on SKY Sports and the NZ kick-off it 7.35pm so tune in ahead of that.

    BNZ Crusaders Chief Executive, Hamish Riach, said it was important to acknowledge the immense contribution that Chalky had made to rugby, and to celebrate the life of an important member of the Crusaders family.

    “This is an incredibly sad time for the Carr family and our thoughts are with Chalky’s wife, Sarah, and the boys. Chalky gave so much to everyone during his time in rugby and we want to express our support for his family and our gratitude for all that Chalky contributed. We also feel it is important to raise awareness for the Chalky Carr Trust, which he established during the hardest of times. His selfless action in helping others through the Trust, was testament to the man he was.”

    You will recall tonight's match will not be the first time BNZ Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock has supported his friend. In December, Sam shaved his head to give a push to our fundraising. It’s no coincidence that Chiefs Captain, Sam Cane, did the same in support of Chalky Carr Trust’s mission to raise money for those bound together by cancer.

    Chairman of the Chalky Carr Trust, Brett Gamble, said, “For Chalky to be honoured in this way, amongst champions, shows the calibre of the man, it’s fitting. We all miss him terribly.”

    In an interview that took place in October, Chalky said in his own stoic, and fiercely optimistic words: "So this is a real lesson for my boys, something that I want to leave behind. That they understand what life is like - it can be cruel, it can be harsh, it can be unfair - but you've got to rise up and grab every opportunity, and attack it if needed."

    How proud Chalky would be to be honored in such a way and to see his boys representing him. Chalky continues to be remembered and leaves a legacy of helping others.

    Thank you for your continued support.

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  • Isla, Gemma and Chapter 2      16 December 2017
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust
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    Chalky Carr Trust: Chapter 2, turning the page.

    With your help we raised $100,000 for wee Isla Lunn, THANK YOU. Over 1000 donations, the mighty All Blacks and so many kind and wonderful people shaving their heads and giving love and with heart. Then Gemma McCaw joining us as Patron! Spectacular. We are overwhelmed and cannot express sufficiently in words how much we appreciate your generosity. We thank you all so very much.

    With $100,000 safely stowed for Isla's future we completed Chalky Carr Trust's first goal. Chalky has wasted no time and has set the next goal for the Trust, 'Chalky's Chairs'

    Together we will raise funds for the 1st XV specialist oncology chairs for Christchurch Hospital, Chalky's Chairs.

    Thank you for helping again if you can. You have made such a difference already for those bound together by cancer.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for making a difference for Isla.

    Chalky and the Trust Team

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  • Sam Whitelock is having a BIG day!     24 November 2017
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust
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    News flash! As if leading the AB's out on Sunday wasn't enough Sam Whitelock is taking the hair plunge FOR US!!!

    With the Givealittle hurtling towards $60k and StAC and Paporoa Street School's cumulative efforts, (PLUS a cheque from Helping Hands for $1000 yesterday!!) we are getting nearer out $100k target. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    Sam has come back on board again having shave Chalky, Jamie & Josh but this time he's putting himself of the receiving end of the clippers. Sam Whitelock you legend!!

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  • Isla's lemur dream come true!     6 November 2017
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust
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    You might remember wee Isla's dream of petting a lemur in our original Givealittle story? The team at Willowbank saw this and made it happen for her yesterday. What a special thing to do, we just can't thank them enough! We thought you would enjoy a picture :)

    Our Givealittle total continues to grow and every time a donation or message arrives it makes us smile. It's quite overwhelming really.

    We have also received funds directly to the Trust from some amazing people and events. St Andrew's College (where Chalky's boys attend) raised $9,000 last week from a mufti-day!! Their primary school, Paparoa Street, has an 'all-black out' day planned next week too!

    We are well on the way to our first $100k but keep getting the word out! Lots happening so watch this space and THANK YOU for your amazing support to date.

    Chalky & the team :)

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  • In today's paper and on TV!!!!!     21 September 2017
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust
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    To view of share please cut/paste the links below the picture to watch Chalky and Isla's story on 'The Project NZ' and 'Stuff'. -

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  • Isla, the triple, Sam Whitelock and THE SHAVE!!!!!     19 September 2017
    Posted by: Chalky Carr Charitable Trust
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    Thank you so much for your amazing support so far. It has been both overwhelming and very humbling.

    UPDATE: A big day today filming 'Chalky & Isla's Story' for THE PROJECT| TV3. The story will screen at 7pm on Wednesday, 20 September. You can also read all about it in The Press after... THE SHAVE!!!

    Yip, this is the eve of the big shear. The Carr boys doing the triple at the hands of Sam Whitelock.

    By supporting the Chalky Carr Charitable Trust you are massively helping those bound together by cancer. Thank you for making a difference to this beautiful little girl.


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