6th February 2018

The Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust

The Trust was established in 2010 with the purpose of promoting the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand and in particular the coastal foreshore areas and the suburbs of New Brighton. Following negotiations with the organisers of the USA Sandcastle Competition, the Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust are establishing New Zealand’s official Sandcastle Competition based on the 30 years experience from the USA organisers at Imperial Beach, San Diego, California.

The Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust members are:

Chairman: Brian Keeley, MPMI – Science Alive!
Tim Sintes – Christchurch City Council Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Member
Philip Du Val, LLb, J.P. – Chairman Home and Family Society (Christchurch)
Raewyn Barr
Sue Smith, Lesley Fulton,
John Barr.

The Vision for the ‘New Zealand Sandcastle Competition’ To develop and run an annual “New Zealand Sandcastle Competition” at the New Brighton beach adjacent to the car park to the south of the Pier. To create a new festival that will be fun day at the beach for all the family. To promote the Festival so that it will attract visitors from overseas, around New Zealand and especially families from around Canterbury. To promote the New Brighton District. To promote the value of families spending time together and we also acknowledge the challenges facing families and business in the next year. Our Goal will be For Families to have a ‘BIG FUN, HAPPY DAY’ on the New Brighton beach

Our Focus is A FAMILY FOCUSED event building sandcastles. Free to view. Where the public are welcome to bring a picnic down to the beach and spend a lovely relaxed day at the beach with the family. The Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust propose to distribute proceeds from the “New Zealand Sandcastle Competition” as follows:

To the Life Education Trust Canterbury.
To the New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club

To the New Brighton Youth Alive Trust for their children’s after school programmes.
To the Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust for community projects.