Double Marathon Challenge for the Physical Assistance Centre

$7,005 donated
Given by 71 generous donors in around 3 months

A double marathon challenge in support of the Physical Assistance Centre.

Hamilton, Waikato

The Physical Assistance Centre (PAC) is a centre based at Hillcrest High School in Hamilton. The aim of the PAC is to enable students, to the best of their ability, to have a mainstream experience of academic school life with involvement and participation in all other school activities. Support within the centre provides alternative academic programmes and activities when full participation in the mainstream is not possible.

Despite the best efforts of staff to provide students with as many opportunities and experiences as possible, many barriers frequently get in the way, with transport for students who use wheelchairs being a recurrent one. This makes taking students on trips challenging and frequently requires the help of parents, and the use of their own accessible vehicles.

I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to participate in two of the world’s most iconic events, the Boston Marathon and the London Marathon in April 2024. Taking part in just one of these events is a massive challenge, however I will be running both, just six days apart. It will be a huge physical and mental challenge but one I feel privileged to do in order to support an incredible group of young people.

Alison Oliver's involvement (page creator)

I am a teacher aide who works in the Physical Assistance Centre

Use of funds

Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a mobility van. Having a mobility van will increase student independence and enable them to participate in activities outside the classroom like those of their able bodied peers.

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London Marathon  22 April 2024

Marathon number two - done! Another amazing day!

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Latest donations

Selwyn & Sherry
Selwyn & Sherry on 24 Apr 2024
Alison Oliver

Thank you Selwyn and Sherry!

Alison Oliver
Christine on 24 Apr 2024
Alison Oliver

Thank you Christine!

Alison Oliver
Eunjung on 23 Apr 2024
You did a great job Alison !
Alison Oliver

Thank you Eunjung!

Alison Oliver
Daya on 23 Apr 2024
Alison Oliver

Thank you Daya!

Alison Oliver
Olive B
Olive B on 22 Apr 2024
Alison Oliver

Thank you Olive!

Alison Oliver

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Alison Oliver on behalf of Physical Assistance Centre, Hillcrest High school
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This campaign started on 25 Jan 2024 and ended on 25 Apr 2024.