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Jono's Survival Fund for Hiking the TA

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This fund will hopefully raise a few bucks here and there to help me with food and campground costs while I hike the TA for Mental Health :)

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Please note, this specific page is for personal donations only. Any money donated here will be used to help me with food and campground costs while I hike the trail. A few bucks would be very gratefully received! Thank you :)

In honour of my good friend Eddie, Issy and all those that have and currently are struggling with mental illness, as of the end of November 2019 I will be hiking the Te Araroa trail, a 3000km NZ thru-hike which starts at Cape Reinga and extends the length of the country to finish up at Bluff. It will take approximately 5 months to complete and I will be campaigning for the Mental Health Foundation and the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust along the way. I’m a huge believer in the positive effect the outdoors has on one’s mind and I intend on spreading this message as far as possible through embarking on this journey.

My ultimate goal is to maximise the awareness of mental illness prevalence amongst young Kiwis, while stamping out the stigma associated with it. In conjunction, I’d love to raise as much money as possible for the Mental Health Foundation and the Life Matters- Suicide Prevention Trust to sustain and improve their work in this area. The fundraiser pages which I have established for both of these foundations can be found here:

Donations enable the foundations to provide free information to boost awareness, implement mental health programmes, and improve effective suicide prevention. It’s going to be a team effort to turn this thing around but I believe that we can and we will.

Use of funds

The money raised here will be used to support my basic living costs such as food and campground fees while I am on the trail. If there is a surplus left in this fund at the end of the journey I will be donating this to the Mental Health Foundation.

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  • Ann

    Ann 6 hours ago



  • Debbie

    Debbie 5 days ago


    Good luck Jono👍👍🍀🤗 The Hickmans are all rooting for you!


  • David Gordon

    David Gordon 6 days ago


    Nice work cuz. And thank you. I'm near Bluff in May, so might see you there.


  • Rose

    Rose on 03 Dec 2019


    Here’s to more education and support across the country 💞


  • Max and Jo

    Max and Jo on 03 Dec 2019


    Good luck and be safe Jono! Sending all our love xx


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