08 Mar 2017

Wednesday 08 March 2017

King’s College and The Friends’ hosted a wonderful fundraiser at the Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park overlooking the Kaipara Harbour on Sunday 5 March. 

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The Gibbs Farm sculpture park is home to a series of major site specific artworks commissioned from some of the world's most significant artists.

Run by The Friends’, this fundraiser provided a one off, exclusive opportunity to view the amazing sculptures up close and personal in the most spectacular setting.

More than 1000 people from the King’s Community gathered at the venue, making this fundraising event for The Friends’ an absolute success.

“The Friends organising team could not have asked for a better outcome of our Gibbs Farm Sculpture Day”, says Friends’ committee member and event organiser Becky Buckley.

“It was wonderful to watch all the excited faces as they drove on through the gates on Sunday morning and got their first glimpse of the incredible sculptures.”

“There was a lovely vibe all throughout the day and it was great just seeing everyone mixing, mingling and catching up with old friends as they came to collect their lunches and order a coffee.”

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King's College teamed up with Picnic Box on the day, who provided a range of tasty and generous boxes of lunch.

The Friends’ fundraise money throughout the year to support student activities at the College and are also a great social platform for parents to engage and form friendships. Funds raised are spent in many different areas of the College, in the past having paid for artists-in-residence, a technology kiln, grandstands, a rowing trailer and many other items.