Round the Bays or­gan­is­ers give $50K

North Shore Times - - LOCALJOBS - MANDY TE

Auck­land Round the Bays or­gan­is­ers have do­nated $50,000 to three char­i­ties with hopes that par­tic­i­pants will raise $150,000 more.

The Spirit of Ad­ven­ture Trust, New Zealand Rid­ing for the Dis­abled’s south Auck­land branch (RDA) and Life­line Aotearoa have al­ready ben­e­fited from the 2018 Round the Bays.

Now or­gan­is­ers are call­ing on par­tic­i­pants to sign up to the event and raise a tar­get of $150,000 to do­nate to other char­i­ties.

On March 4, par­tic­i­pants will run, walk or jog 8.4 kilo­me­tres from the city along the wa­ter­front to St He­liers Bay for the an­nual Auck­land Round the Bays.

Par­tic­i­pants could reg­is­ter on­line to run for a char­ity and make their own page, make a one­off pay­ment when com­plet­ing their event en­try or spon­sor some­one who will be tak­ing part in Round the Bays, which is spon­sored by Stuff.

This year the Spirit of Ad­ven­ture Trust had al­ready re­ceived $20,000 while RDA and Life­line Aotearoa were given $15,000 each.

The Spirit of Ad­ven­ture Trust of­fers 10-day youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes, with more than 75,000 young peo­ple hav­ing taken part in its sea voy­ages.

The trust’s mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions ex­ec­u­tive Talei Wil­liams said it was thrilled with the do­na­tion.

‘‘Every dol­lar raised will go to help­ing youth get on board and have an ad­ven­ture on the sea.’’

RDA fundrais­ing co­or­di­na­tor

‘‘Every dol­lar raised will go to help­ing youth get on board’’ Talei Wil­liams, Spirit of Ad­ven­ture

Ali­son Daldy said the branch planned on pur­chas­ing two new ponies and a year’s sup­ply of food af­ter some of their ponies had re­tired or were about to do so.

Life­line Aotearoa fundraiser Deb­bie Green­field said the char­ity was a ‘‘lis­ten­ing ear’’ for chil­dren as well as 80 to 90-year-olds.

‘‘We have no gov­ern­ment fund­ing, so it will be a boost to help us reach more peo­ple,’’ Green­field said.

Life­line Aotearoa hoped to re­cruit and train more vol­un­teers as well as build a re­la­tion­ship with the wider pub­lic.

❚ If you and up to five more North Shore fam­ily mem­bers, club or team-mates would like to fundraise for char­i­ties and take part in an eight-week train­ing chal­lenge, in­clud­ing gym mem­ber­ship, a per­sonal trainer, t-shirts and bags, and free en­try to the event, con­tact roundthe­bays@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Men­tion the

CHRIST MCKEEN/STUFF

Auck­land’s Round the Bays has al­ready do­nated $50,000 to three chil­dren’s char­i­ties and hopes to give more.

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