Nosy news hounds face up for race
Sick children would never look to journalists Hannah Norton and Nicola Williams for a cure.
So the energetic pair are raising money to help them instead.
The Fairfax Media team hit the road today in the $10 Queenstown charity event for Cure Kids.
And for the next three days they’ll thumb their way to the central Otago tourist mecca and complete a number of challenges en route.
But the weeks leading up to the departure date raising funds have been “character building” and at times “deflating”.
A nose painting and auction event at Botany Junction’s Celsius Bar was a good example.
But the lack of punters willing to dip their beaks in pottles of paint only pushed them to new artistic heights.
“Hannah got right into it,” Nicola says.
“She was definitely committed to the cause judging by the amount of paint she had all over herself.
“There was probably more paint on the rest of her body than her nose. I was trying to tackle it delicately but Hannah plunged right in there,” she says.
“I think that kept the crowd entertained.”
The surprisingly attractive canvases were sold on TradeMe and all proceeds go to Cure Kids.
Up for it: Hannah Norton walks the fundraising talk with gusto.