St John race to give back
Silverdale St John paramedics and volunteers will be racing in a half marathon this month to raise money for their committee.
Paramedics, Hayley Good and Adam Harris, and volunteers, Alastair Burns and Nadine Wriesnik share the same passion when it comes to serving the community and meeting their needs.
All four decided to train for the Auckland 21km Half Marathon on October 29 as they said they want to give back to the community and their committee.
‘‘We love what we do and are running to help the committee who help fund what we do,’’ Harris said.
All four members are individually training.
Harris said he feels a bit nervous about the run, but is willing to get out there to raise money.
‘‘The St John Hibiscus Coast area committee helps look after our youth and volunteers, they also look after the facilities and resourcing. They drive a lot of our local fundraising as there is and always will be a demand for St John,’’ Harris said.
‘‘The Silverdale staff who work the 12 hour shifts in the frontline vehicles are constantly working, the demand is only increasing.’’
The four runners hope to raise a total of $5000.
‘‘We will be doing a bucket shake at the Whangaparaoa Plaza, Outside BB’s Cafe on October 14, 15 and 21 between 10am and 2pm,’’ Good said.
Nadine Wriesnik, Adam Harris and Hayley Good give back to the community.