Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000

A fun-filled 1000km fundraising car rally - Christchurch 12th & 13th April

Gear up to be part of the first ever Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000!


As part of its ongoing commitment to raise vital funds for Cure Kids, Avis Budget Group has created a fun-filled 1000km fundraising car rally. You’ll drive through the stunning North Canterbury back roads, taking in the spectacular scenery and stay overnight in Hanmer.


The Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000 will hit the road on April 12th 2019 from Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch and circle back on April 13th.


There is an entry fee of $100 per person (incl GST), which secures your spot in the event. Teams can have up to four teammates. The entry fee will go towards your accommodation, meals, and activities.


The fundraising target per car/team is a minimum of $500.00 per person entered. An Everyday Hero page and team sponsorship will assist you with your fundraising goal. Money raised will help fund Cure Kids mental health research in Christchurch.


For full FAQs on the event, please click here.

Supporting Cure Kids Child Mental Health Research

The devastating earthquake that occurred in Christchurch, eight years ago, resulted in significant social and financial disruptions for many families.

In 2016, 36% of parents reported that they are ‘still seeing the effects of the earthquakes on their children’s wellbeing’ and 30% report that children are ‘anxious and clingy’.

Given these findings, money raised through the Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000 will help fund an innovative new project led by Professor Sally Merry (Cure Kids Chair of Child and Adolescent Mental Health). Kakano is a digital resource designed in consultation with Christchurch parents and key community stakeholders.

It is an online programme to support parents of 5 to 12-year olds to use best evidence interventions to manage children’s stressful emotions and provides parents with engaging information and skills to support their children.

Professor Sally Merry and her team, by creating digital apps are helping to democratise access to therapies and treatment. This could have profound and far reaching impacts for young children who are struggling every day.

Click here to read more about Professor Sally Merry’s work.


Secure your spot for 12-13th April 2019 now! Use the registration and secure credit card payment box to the right.

For further information please email Jordan from Cure Kids