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Victims of Christchurch Terror Attacks

Confirmation that the gunman at the centre of the Christchurch terror attacks has this morning changed his plea to guilty on all 92 charges is welcome news for the victims, their families, and all New Zealanders. For many victims, it will be difficult knowing that......

Three days after the Christchurch terror attacks, Sean Edwards landed in Christchurch to begin his role supporting the victims. Based with his family in Auckland, Sean works full-time in banking and volunteers as a support worker. Because of his training as a homicide support worker,......

Shortly following the March 15 Christchurch terror attacks, Victim Support management put out the call asking who would be willing to travel to Christchurch to help support the victims. Auckland-based support worker, Deborah Du Toit, immediately put her hand up. “My initial thoughts were that....

Asma had buried her husband the day before I met her. I was welcomed respectfully into her home. But instantly I felt Asma and her whānau’s sense of loss. I could see and feel the severe and overwhelming shock and grief. Asma was extremely quiet......

“I was waiting for Suhail, he was supposed to be coming for lunch.  He left the office and called me at 1 o’clock to see how I was. But he was running late. I checked my phone.” “Suddenly I saw the messages from the Pakistani......

This “Christchurch special edition” of Voice – Winter 2019, is dedicated to the victims and community impacted by the Christchurch terror attacks. We share stories of kindness, hope and bravery – but most importantly – we give victims the opportunity to share their voice. Read:...

Friday 5 July 2019   Thank You We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that have worked with us through the course of our funding distribution. Your courage and strength are inspirational. It remains our absolute privilege......

Tuesday 25 June 2019   This week Victim Support prepares to announce plans for the last distribution of donated funds to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks. Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso states: “I want to thank the victims for their bravery, their......

The public continue to show their empathy and support for those affected by the Christchurch mosque attacks with another $169 thousand pledged to Victim Support’s Givealittle page in the past three weeks alone, taking the total to almost $10.7 million. Victim Support would like to......

10 May 2019. Victim Support has today outlined its plans for the distribution of remaining funds raised through its Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund appeal. More than $10.5 million was raised by the charity Victim Support through Givealittle. Donations continue to flow in to help victims......

For the past 30 years our sole purpose has been to bring emotional, financial and practical support to victims.  We are committed to this service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Victim Support is an independent charitable organisation which offers free practical......

Here is the latest update from our Chief Executive Kevin Tso to media this morning. Good Morning, Before I go further I want to take a few moments to provide some context around Victim Support’s role and the services we provide to victims. Victim Support......

Victim Support has begun making emergency payments to Christchurch Mosque victims and families with money generously donated from the public, in addition to funds available through the Ministry of Justice’s Victim Assistance Scheme administered by Victim Support. Victim Support encourages the fami...

Victim Support has now received over $6 million through its online Givealittle campaign, launched in support of victims affected by Friday’s shootings in Christchurch.   “This is an unprecedented fundraising response to an unprecedented tragedy in New Zealand and we thank everybody who has do...

Firstly,  thank you to everyone who contacted us to ask questions about our Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders and the world and thank everyone who has given so far. To help answer some of your questions......