The 2023 Māia Health Foundation Feast, Presented by Archibalds
Archibalds was extremely proud to present the 2023 Māia Health Foundation Feast for the second consecutive year, following the hugely successful 2022 event.
It was an incredible evening with delicious food curated from local Canterbury produce, competitive bidding for exceptional prizes, and an exceptional amount raised.
An outstanding community effort
Over 300 people filled the Christchurch Town Hall on Saturday 3rd September for the annual Māia Health Feast, all coming together to celebrate the power of community and take Canterbury’s local child and youth mental health services from good to great.
A wonderful evening was had by all with attendees being treated to a lovely kōrero by Mike McRoberts for the second year running, alongside performances by Zara Ballara and Julia Deans. Jack Robinson and his mother, Kathryn, bravely shared their story on the night in support of the appeal. Jack was treated by the Child, Adolescent, and Family mental health team in 2020 when he was “taken over” by OCD. “To put it lightly, they’ve saved me. They’ve saved me from dying” says Jack, sharing with attendees on the night just how vital access to mental health services is.
The power of community was clear, with everyone enjoying a round of animated bidding for an assortment of fantastic auction items, including a private whiskey tasting with Scott “Razor” Robinson, a yachting escape to Waiheke Island, and an exclusive private dinner for eight with Brendon McCullum, head coach of the England Cricket test team.