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Help for David Chaulk’s family

Cause page created in the New Zealanders category by Giselle Clarkson for Charmian Clarkson

  • $7,595.50 donated
  • 70 generous donors
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Financial help for the family of David Chaulk, who passed away tragically in early November.

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David Chaulk, enormously loved partner of Charmian and father to two daughters (aged 8 and 9) passed away suddenly and tragically after a short illness in early November.

David was a hard-working entrepreneur and businessman, as well as an internationally renowned brass musician, composer and conductor. His girls can not imagine life without their Daddy who was hilarious, whip-smart, doting and never happier than when the whole family were in their onesies, cuddled up with a silly book or watching Chelsea win the football.

David took responsibility for all the family’s finances, accounts and paperwork. This left Charmian free to be a stay-at-home mum when the girls were young, before picking up part time jobs as the girls started primary school.

The coming weeks and months are going to be very tough as Charmian and the kids come to terms with their loss and the huge gap that’s been left in their lives. Charmian’s priority now is to be with her girls, providing emotional support and stability for them as they grieve.

Donations will help to ease the financial stress while Charmian’s unable to work and while his family and business partners begin the mammoth task of sorting out all the paperwork needed to get Charmian into a secure position.

Funds will also be used towards the organisation of a ceremony in celebration of David’s life. Any remaining money will go towards his daughters’ immediate well-being and helping to ensure all the educational and extra-curricular opportunities that David’s continued hard work would have provided and what was most important to him, like passing on his deep love of music.

Use of funds:

Easing the immediate financial stress associated with David's passing, organising a ceremony in celebration of his life, and supporting his daughters now and into the future.

Page created by:

Giselle Clarkson


I'm Charmian's sister, and aunty to her and David's girls.

All funds raised benefit:

Charmian Clarkson


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Charmian Clarkson.
“Sending our love and continuing prayers”
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved partner and dad x”
“David Chaulk was an inspiration to me in my youth, having been coached and mentored by him in the early 70's at a Salvation Army music camp in Newfoundland. I've listened to recordings of countless performances and compositions of his over the years, always impressed by his talents. I last saw him about 20 years ago in Calgary when he attended a performance of the orchestra in which I play. My heartfelt condolences to his family. A truly remarkable man, gone too soon...”
“With love from a CBS family xx”
“David was so generous in helping many young musicians including our son. So sad to hear of his passing. Thank you Giselle for the opportunity through Give a Little to assist his family at this most difficult time.”
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to Charmian and the girls.”
“So sorry to hear the news. God s blessings to you all.”
“I had to leave the Memorial early today, and I had really wanted to share this story about David: how he heard a snippet of my book being read on National Radio, and asked me over to have a beer and read the book to him. It was such a generous thing to do. He was so engaged with things creative, and had a way of making your endevours feel they had importance.”
“Our hearts go out to you and family x”
“So sorry to hear the news. Thinking of you all in this tough time xxxx”
  • $7,595.50 donated
  • 70 generous donors

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