Jessica Turfrey (Jess) - Target Achieved! see updates

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Thank you! New Zealand Junior Women's rowing squad, World Champs, Rottterdam - here I come! We have reached our target, please see update

Hawke's Bay

Hi again - Well I'm Jess. I am a 17yr old schoolgirl from sunny Hawke's Bay. I've been rowing for 4 years now and it's my life. A year ago, after a promising performance at the Nationals, I set my sights on representing New Zealand. Just over a year later I've achieved that goal but it hasn't been without a heck of a lot of hard work, long hours training, special diet and supplements. Mum and Dad have been my rocks - driving me to training at 4.30am and never once moaning about it. Now I've been selected in the team to represent NZ in Rotterdam they need to fund the trip. The overall cost is in excess of $10,000, with airfares and including the training camp in Cambridge, which I start in late April. Dad is a hard working caretaker at a low decile school in Hastings and Mum's a gardener. They are not wealthy people but do everything they can to support me in my sport and I am so grateful for that. Without them and the support both emotionally and financially I get from my extended family, I would not have been able to achieve what I have so far. So if you find my story interesting and are keen to support me then I will be forever grateful. I'm hoping this is the first step in my international career and I can assure you no-one will work harder than me to achieve my goal of making the NZ Senior Women's team to compete at Olympic level. So please dig deep if you can and help me get to Rotterdam in August. Mum and Dad won't be coming with me because the cost is simply too great, but if I can with your help, ease the financial burden this will make thing easier for them. I plan on studying Sports at Waikato University next year so will be living at the home of rowing; I believe this will help in my efforts to reach that Olympic Goal. Thanks for your time and consideration. Jess T :-)

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We Did It !! We have reached our target!!  15 June 2016

Thank you so much to everyone.

All the wonderful donations listed on this page, Grants and Funding received, Raffle tickets sold, have all combined together and helped to achieve the money required to send Jess to Rotterdam.

Thank you to all who donated goods and/or services, bought raffle tickets, donated to the page, supported Jess, helped with the funding applications and processes, the list is endless and we cannot thank everyone enough.

It has been such a humbling experience and we are so grateful to everyone involved. Jess heads off on Sunday for 3 months, we will miss her immensely but are very proud of her and what she has achieved.

Thank you all. Chris and Vicky.

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John and Elsje Popplewell
John and Elsje Popplewell on 12 Jun 2016
Well done Jessica.
Murray,Liz and Matt Podjursky
Murray,Liz and Matt Podjursky on 12 Jun 2016
Go for gold Jess,We are right behind you all the way.From your Naki Fan Club
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 09 Jun 2016
Yr13PE and HGHS staff
Yr13PE and HGHS staff on 07 Jun 2016
So proud of you Jess, good luck!
Donna,Jeremy,Emma,Hayley on 07 Jun 2016
Well done Jessica and all the best in Rotterdam.

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