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Sumner Bays Union Trust
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Ground Floor
Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, cnr Wakefield Avenue & Nayland Street
Christchurch 8081
Postal Address
57 Nayland Street
Christchurch 8081
(03) 3764020
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Eddie Hayes - (03) 376-4020
Older Persons' Worker
Maree McGovern - (03) 376-4020

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Sumner Bays Union Trust offers a range of initiatives in order to build strong communities in Sumner and Redcliffs. A particular focus is on combating social isolation among seniors in this area.
Community Group Types
Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts No Our Older Persons' Worker will happily support local seniors to access these groups though we do not run these ourselves.
Community Organisations Yes Sumner Bays Union Trust is a registered charitable trust.
Relationship and Counselling Services No Our Older Persons' Worker will support those who need to attend such services although we do not provide these ourselves.
Fitness and Recreation Yes We provide opportunities for social interaction, and we are working on providing community education opportunities. In addition, we have started a community garden and food forest in Sumner.
Church/Religious Group No We work in partnership with the Port Hills Uniting Parish; we are, however, a separate secular entity in our own right.We work in partnership with a number of community groups, including church groups.
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
Coffee & Conversation group: meets every Thursday 10.30 am - 12 noon at the Port Hills Uniting Parish's Redcliffs Church hall on Augusta Street, Redcliffs

Sumner-van Asch Community Garden: Working bees are held every Tuesday, 9 am - 12 pm. Contact Kathryn Newbery 027 6766100
Food Forest working bees are held regularly.

Computing @ Redcliffs: Contact Lydia for more information 326-5601

Sumner Tea & Talk Group from 10.30 - 11.30 am every Monday morning at Fuse Youth Centre, 25 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner during term times. During school holidays this group is held in the Sumner Library meeting room, ground floor, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre.

The Bridge2rocks Timebank is up and running and available to local seniors. Check it out here: http://bridge2rocks.timebanks.org/

We published the 2015 edition of the Redcliffs Community Directory in October 2015.
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
Special Features
Special Features
All Sumner Bays Union Trust initiatives welcome seniors.

Updated: 21 May 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch No We have had Dutch people attend our Coffee & Conversation group
English Yes
German No A native speaker of German has often attended Coffee & Conversation.
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Club/Drop in Centre No No No We have two coffee groups for seniors.
Visiting Service Yes No No We link with Age Concern and are very happy to refer people to their Accrediting Visitor Service
Activities/Exercise Programme No No No Sumner-van Asch Community Garden is open to all.
Other Social Support No Yes No Our Older Persons' Worker is available to support all seniors in our community.
Updated: 18 Sep 2017