Auckland IT Heavy Hitters 2019 Suicide Prevention (Event)

$12,405 donated
Given by 197 generous donors in around 4 months

Suicide prevention boxing fundraiser for The Key to Life Charitable Trust, held in Auckland.


The IT Heavy Hitters events of the last 5 years have raised over $315,000 for The Key to Life Charitable Trust and we are currently working with the team to pull this together again. The Key to Life Charitable Trust is a registered charitable trust aiming to affect positive social change surrounding suicide prevention, suicide awareness and mental health in New Zealand. It's a great cause and we look forward to making a difference to those affected by these issues.

We'll take a group of IT professionals in Auckland, provide qualified training and instruction and glove them up. The result is an evening of explosive boxing action. You don't need any experience to fight at IT Heavy Hitters, you'll be trained by professional coaches in Auckland and helped with all aspects of theory and practical boxing. On the night they'll choose their walkout song, step into the arena and put all of their training into 3x2 minute rounds, scored and refereed by qualified officials.

I run the show and have used this page for the last few years to get donations that help cover venue hire, ring, sound, lights and will be used for the running costs of the event.

Auckland event: May 11th 2019 and the fight night main event will be the Doug McLay Memorial Fight, Doug was an inspiration to many boxers and is sorely missed throughout the sporting communities he was involved in following his 2013 suicide.

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IT Heavy Hitters' involvement (page creator)

I'm on the board of trustees for the Key to Life Charitable Trust, and have fundraised since the suicide of my friend

Use of funds

Funds will be used towards show running costs such as fighter training, venue and lighting hire, medical support and officials fees. Surplus funds are added to the overall donation to Key to Life.

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John Collins
John Collins on 12 May 2019
Lanny & Todd
Lanny & Todd on 11 May 2019
Go Chae!!
Jade on 11 May 2019
You go Eddy!!!! Krush him! You’ve got this!
Sis Kel
Sis Kel on 11 May 2019
Go Eddy King Kim! You’ve been trying so hard thru the training. Enjoy it and go get them💪🤗

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Created by IT Heavy Hitters, paying to a verified bank account of Mike Dawes (Group) on behalf of The Key to Life Charitable Trust
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This page was created on 16 Jan 2019 and closed on 12 May 2019.