St John race to give back

Rodney Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - RE­NEE CLAYTON

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.

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Na­dine Wries­nik, Adam Harris and Hay­ley Good give back to the com­mu­nity.

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