Mario Williams has been announced as the first recipient of the Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship.
Williams, a first-year Bachelor of Criminal Justice student, was presented the scholarship by Chalky Carr Trust Patron Gemma McCaw at an official ceremony.
The Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship has been set up in conjunction with the University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation specifically to help those impacted directly or indirectly by cancer. The scholarship is intended to be offered to a minimum of one UC student per annum at a value of $10,000 in perpetuity.
Mario Williams (second from left) and the Williams family,
Richie and Gemma McCaw (back).
The charity's vision is to make a practical impact for someone living with a cancer diagnosis or their family members who need support through the journey.
Chalky Carr was awarded the New Zealand Bravery Medal by the Governer-General for his actions saving lives from the collapsed CTV building in the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 quake. Carr was the All Blacks Logistics Manager when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016.