Compassion in Action! 2 multi-sport athletes and Tony
Tony is a psychiatrist and sleep specialist. Vany is Managing Director at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines. Nina is a Human Resources practitioner at a global IT company.
All 3 are joining as a team to compete in the Challenge Vietnam triathlon ( 1.9km swim , 90km bike and 21km run ) on 11 September in Nha Trang. Tony Fernando from New Zealand, who is now a member of a swim squad training 3 times a week to overcome his phobia of deep water, will be swimming. Vanessa Hans from France will be on the bike and Nina Dacanay, from the Phillipines, will be completing the run leg.
This will be Tony's first ever venture into long distance triathlon whilst Vanessa and Nina are members of an all-female multi-sport team, Team David's Salon, with many races under their belt.
In the spirit of doing more with what we have and giving back, this trio decided to use this friendly and fun race as an opportunity to fulfill a bigger and higher purpose. They would love it if you got behind them and supported a charity they chose through your sponsorship. All the money raised , less the Give A Little administration fee, will go to Amitabha Hospice.
This money will enable Amitabha to provide it's volunteers with the needed petrol vouchers to visit their patients who are scattered all over Auckland. It will help to keep the meeting hall where patients receive day care warm and cosy with comfy couches and interesting activities. It will help to make improvements to the website and database so that we can keep getting referrals and report our activities back to our community.
I would love to see all people receive the support they need when they, or someone close to them, feels death close by. For this reason I am supporting this cause of raising funds for Amitabha to continue to offer it's services to the Auckland community.
We offer free, weekly, compassionate support companionship for people throughout Auckland living in their own homes with life-limiting conditions. We provide trained and supervised support companionship throughout the greater Auckland area. With the Buddhist principles of love, integrity, equanimity, and service. Amitabha Hospice serves people of all religions and all cultures in their own homes. We also provide two free day-stays(Tues and Frid) which enhance their lives with laughter and creativity. We are dedicated to developing and maintaining the highest quality of compassionate care in cooperation with other professional community services.
Amitabha Hospice is a NZ Registered Charitable Trust, CC21184, and a member of Hospice NZ.