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Mark Wellstead Runs 5 in 5

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by The Good Life

$7,257 donated

Given by 117 generous donors in 5 weeks


Raising funds to purchase a specialised trike to allow those with a disability to access the Otago Central Rail Trail.

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Five Marathons in five consecutive days

My name is Mark Wellstead and this page has been created as I want to raise money for a Recumbent bike that will enable almost anyone to access the Otago Central Rail Trail.

I am going to run five marathons in five consecutive days on the Otago Central Rail Trail, starting on the 20th of December and finishing on Christmas Eve.

Being able to ride a bike and get some quality exercise is a given for most of us but there are a great deal of people that are not able to ride a bike for many different reasons such as disability or illness.

This recumbent bike will enable everyone the opportunity to access the trail and experience what most of us take for granted. The bike will be purchased by the Good Life Trust which has already raised money and obtained one tandem bike.

The five marathons is unfortunately not the most painful bit, as the price of one of these bikes is $15000. If I can raise the money to purchase a bike it will be kept at Trail Journeys in Clyde and will be able to be accessed by anyone that comes to the area.

About us

The Good Life Charity was set up to help support young adults transition from the education system into the community, to help them lead full, active and fun filled lives.

Use of funds

To purchase a Recumbent electric trike.

Any excess funds raised over and above the target will go to the Charity for the next project.

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Five down and none to go  24 December 2019

Posted by: The Good Life

What a fantastic experience over the last five days and i really felt the love from everyone that helped. Thank you to everyone that has donated so far and the site is live for another month so hopefully the donations keep coming. I am going to have a couple of days doing nothing but eating and sleeping. Have a great Christmas everyone and be nice to as many people as you can!!!!

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Latest donations

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer on 29 Dec 2019


    Awesome work


  • Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie on 28 Dec 2019


    What a great cause! Sorry this is a little late. This is for our nieces and nephews. They don’t get pressies from us. Instead we’re making donations to a couple of really worthy causes in their names: Joseph, Joshua, Piper, Tristan, Finn, William, Edith, Hunter, Cooper and the niece-on-her-way.


  • Anita

    Anita on 28 Dec 2019


    Great idea!!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Dec 2019



  • Josh and Jo

    Josh and Jo on 26 Dec 2019


    Awesome work Mark!


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