The Cartier Trust was established in memory of much-loved drag artist Courtney Cartier. Courtney died in October 2000, aged just 32 years old, of lymphatic cancer after living with HIV and AIDS for some years. With limited money available for her funeral, the community united to help – and the idea of the Cartier Trust was born.
We've supported many funerals, and we continue to attract community interest and support through our fundraising. With a strong financial foundation now in place, we're considering extending our work to fund HIV/AIDS-awareness and to support people with HIV who are very unwell and need support in the difficult later stages of life.
Our current Trustees are
- Karen Ritchie – founder and Trustee - ADHB Sexual Health
- Jonathan Thompson - Marketing Manager
- Jason Myers - Strategic Policy Advisor for NZAF