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Ravenscar Trust

Ravenscar Trust is a charitable trust that manages the Ravenscar Trust Collection in accordance with Jim and Susan's wishes

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Susan and Jim set up the charitable trust in 1999. Since then it has donated more than $1 million to charitable organisations and initiatives such as the Christchurch Art Gallery, the Canterbury Charity Hospital, Māia Health Foundation, Isaac Theatre Royal, Nurse Maude, the Local Heroes project at The Arts Centre and educational scholarships at the University of Canterbury.

The Trust undertook the development of the new Ravenscar House working alongside Canterbury Museum and a team of professional experts. The trust continues to own and add to the Ravenscar Collection in accordance with Jim and Susan’s wishes.

Image: Trustees and family members (from left): Steve Wakefield (Chair Ravenscar Trust), Sue Wakefield, Justin Busbridge (Trustee), Wendy Wakefield (Trustee), Pete Wakefield (Trustee). Absent: Jenny May (Trustee)