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A cold nose for warm clothes

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Ben O'Dea for "Youth in Tauranga "

  • $3,930.00 donated
  • 63 generous donors

I'll be swimming in the ocean or rivers each day of the winter to raise funds for local youth who are without warm clothing and footwear.

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I have recently been getting involved with with Tauranga Youth Development Services. One issue they are trying to tackle is the struggle some families face to provide warm clothes for their children.

I am going to swim in the ocean, lakes or rivers every day of the winter to help raise some funds to this particular cause.

Seeing young kids walking to school on bitter winter mornings with no shoes or jackets is a chilling sight, not to mention the embarrassment it can bring, and the affect that embarrassment can have on a child's mental state in the formative years.

Two amazing local businesses - Enspire Consulting Limited and V8 Trikes Tours NZ have jumped on board to match each dollar raised up to $1000 with a 500$ pledge each.

You are all more than welcome to join me! or alternatively post a pic of your winter swim with the hashtag #coldnoseforwarmclothes and share the event and givealittle page around. Any size donation is greatly appreciated and will make a direct impact on our youth here in Tauranga.

Use of Funds:

donations will be used for Warm Clothing and footwear

Page created by:

Ben O'Dea

Bay of Plenty

I am privately organising an event to - Swimming in the ocean, lakes and rivers during the winter to raise funds to buy warm clothes and shoes for youths who can not afford them, I will work along side Tauranga Youth Development services to seek the children in need.

All funds raised benefit:

Youth in Tauranga

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Ben O'Dea on behalf of Youth in Tauranga .

“Love your work mate”
“Good work Ben Cheers K&V”
“I love your cause Ben and your courage, both in terms of braving the cold and standing up for others less fortunate.”
“Great initiative!”
“Ben, what a brilliant initiative. I can't swim as I'm in a wheelchair but I'm so delighted to support you. Well done in seeing a need and making a difference. Seriously.”
“Love what ya doing and great cause.”
“Such a great cause!”
“Awesome work ben 👏”
“Thank you for doing your bit to help young people and their family's who are struggling.”
“Nice work champ”
  • $3,930.00 donated
  • 63 generous donors

$3,930 donated

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This cause page was created on 04 Jul 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 04 Oct 2018.

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