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Kimi Worrell Legacy Fund

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Richard Graham for Kimi Worrell Foundation

$22,099 donated
Given by 256 generous donors in one year

Help prevent another avoidable death

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Lauren Kimiyo Worrell was a 28 year old American living in Auckland. She'd just finished her masters degree from UoA getting an A+ on her thesis 'New Directions for Sustainable Transport Policy in Auckland', an area which she intended on working in. She was an avid outdoors enthusiast and rockclimber.

Kimi passed away at Castle Rock in the Coromandel on the 19th of August in an accident that caused her to fall 120m to the forest floor.

Use of funds

This page is to raise a legacy fund in Kimi's name, the proceeds of which will be placed in a trust. The interest of this trust will be used exclusively to replace existing fixed lines and hardware in climbing areas around Nz from this day on.

Latest update

Progress  31 October 2018

Posted by: Richard Graham

Thank you so much to everyone for your continuing support, we are so appreciative. The Kimi Worrell Foundation has now officially been incorporated with Charities NZ as a registered charity. We have changed the Givealittle payee so that all funds will now go directly to the Kimi Worrell Foundation bank account.

With the combination of your donations, the money raised from the Extreme Edge Everest in A Day fundraiser, and an additional $5000 donated by the Macpac Fund for Good, we now have almost $28,000 that we will use to improve climbing safety in New Zealand. Thank you again for your donations and support.

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Latest donations

Private Donor
Private Donor on 13 Jul 2019
Jared on 24 Jun 2019
Love ya Kimi.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Feb 2019
Kaptain Morgan
Kaptain Morgan on 27 Jan 2019
I never knew Kimi personally, but know all too well the dangers of this lifestyle. I believe one the real ways is to continue to build a community, educate and personally put time and money into improving things. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Please accept this money and know that I was thinking of Kimi at the time.
Suzy, Todd, and Adriane Kisch-Hancock
Suzy, Todd, and Adriane Kisch-Hancock on 05 Nov 2018

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