Art patron mourned

Nicholas Fulton. Photo: Supplied.

A well-known Marlborough philanthropist and supporter of the arts has died.

Nicholas, known as Nick, Fulton died on Friday at Hospice Marlborough aged 78-years-old.

Both Nick and his wife, Heather, have been long-time supporters, both financially and otherwise, of the ASB Theatre, Fulton Foundation, Coastguard Marlborough, Barbershop Chorus and the Marlborough Civic Orchestra.

Son Jeff Fulton, who owns Vines Village in Rapaura says his dad has left a legacy to remember in Marlborough.

“He was a big supporter of the arts in Marlborough, on the theatre trust and his legacy is the Fulton Foundation for the performing arts in Marlborough,” he says.

Before he retired to Blenheim, Fulton was a manager at Fulton Hogan.

He was based in Dunedin and Christchurch and was involved in all facets of the business, including costing, planning, and marketing.

He had been involved in the theatre trust for many years and was inspired to get involved after seeing a roadshow about the Marlborough Civic Theatre.

His friendship will be deeply missed by the Marlborough music and arts community, a Marlborough Civic Orchestra spokeswoman says.

A memorial will take place next Sunday, 11 August at 3.00pm at the ASB Theatre.

In lieu of flowers, Nick’s family  have asked for donations to Hospice Marlborough or Coastguard Marlborough and may be made at the service or sent C/- P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240.

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