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24 hour Tyre Flipping for Mental Health

Cause page created in the Health category by Gareth Edwards for "Sir John Kirwan Foundation"

  • $1,365.00 donated
  • 27 generous donors
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Two kiwi blokes Gareth and Tom flipping a tyre for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation.

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New Zealand suicide rate highest since records began!!

According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice the number of people to take their own life has risen to 668 this past year, the fourth year in a row this number has gone up.

This number has risen in men, particularly in Maori and Pacific males with the highest number of suicides being the 20-24 year old group with 76 deaths, the next highest being 45-49 with 67 deaths.

These are statistics that cannot be ignored and we want to do something about it, raising awareness of this problem and money to help the Sir John Kirwan Foundation, which at the front end is all about education and preventative measures rather than current reactive measures.

We are Gareth and Tom, two guys with a passion for doing more, for helping others. We have decided to push ourselves to and beyond the physical and mental breaking point to raise awareness of this NZ social epidemic.

To do this we have taken it upon ourselves to attempt a Guinness World Record for flipping a tyre the furthest distance within a 24 hour time limit. We have given ourselves until July 20th to physically and mentally prepare for this challenge, we would love for you to be a part of that journey by donating what you can and supporting the Sir John Kirwan Foundation with us.

Use of funds:

The money donated to the Sir John Kirwan Foundation will go towards workshops, school and community programs educating our youth on mental health

Page created by:

Gareth Edwards


Tom and Gareth are raising funds on behalf of the Sir John Kirwan Foundation as they see their work in our communities being vital to the change in suicide statistics in New Zealand

All funds raised benefit:

Sir John Kirwan Foundation

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Gareth Edwards on behalf of Sir John Kirwan Foundation.
“Go Guys! This challenge is way beyond my comprehension in execution and effort. Full support all the way. Great cause.”
“Great cause, good luck and go smash it!”
“It's amazing to see people out there such as Gareth and Tom advocating a serious issue that is rarely talked about. An issue that many of us can relate to either first-hand or from friends and family. We are involved with Gareth as we frequently see him in our shop and we can see his energy and ambition for raising the awareness and assisting the issues of mental health and suicide prevention. Their actions extend to more than just raising money but they are a spokesperson and passionate advocate for improving this big and rising issue within New Zealand. We are only a small local business but would like to help where we can. Along with this small donation, please grab some free pre-paid coffee cards and some beans to power you through your training. If we can assist in other ways too please let us know.”
“Good luck and thank you for what you're doing”
“Huge challenge for an amazing cause. Masses of good luck to you!”
“Great cause. Go well, boys”
“Go hard guys and all the best x”
“Good luck boys! You will no doubt smash it”
“Good luck!”
  • $1,365.00 donated
  • 27 generous donors

$1,365 donated


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