Gucci gives $200K to earthquake appeal

Nothing is more synonymous with glamour than Gucci.

The worldwide fashion company placed a veil of hope and support for the demolished city of Christchurch with a massive donation yesterday in the form of a $200,000 cheque.

The Auckland Racing Club floated an earthquake appeal last week, hoping - almost against hope, initially - to reach $1 million.

That might not be impossible off the back of Gucci's gesture.

Gucci sponsored the $20,000 Gucci Sprint yesterday and after Durham Town's dashing win, announced its significant contribution to the fund.

Durham Town might have raced only three times, but he has a style that might well see him eventually win a sum close to matching Gucci's burst into the headlines.

Co-trainer Donna Logan and rider Matt Cameron rate the handsome chestnut as top class.

- NZ Herald

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