Lucy runs the Auckland Half Marathon

$1,536 of $3,000 goal
Given by 42 generous donors in around 4 months

This November, Lucy from Auckland will be running the half marathon (21.1km) in to raise funds for the UpsideDowns Education Trust!


Lucy has been working with Charlie, a long-time UpsideDowns member for four years now. She has decided to run the Auckland half marathon this year to raise money for UpsideDowns who supported Charlie from the time he was only 1 until he was 15 years old.

UpsideDowns provides essential speech and language therapy for over 200 Kiwi kids like Charlie who have Down syndrome. This crucial early intervention gives kids with Down syndrome their best chance to learn to speak, read, and write, and to live full, independent, and healthy lives.

Lucy is looking forward to embracing this challenge to help other awesome kids like Charlie realise their full potential.

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The UpsideDowns Education Trust assists kids with Down syndrome in receiving life-changing speech language therapy. Can you help us give a voice to kids with Down syndrome?

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Funds will be used to assist NZ children with Down syndrome in receiving life-changing speech language therapy.

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You did it Lucy!  24 November 2021

Over the weekend, Lucy battled some very muggy conditions to run her own half-marathon course, culminating in a visit to her mate Charlie. We couldn't be prouder of your amazing effort Lucy, and together you have all raised enough to fund a year of speech therapy for 2 Kiwi kids with Down syndrome. What a stellar effort!! Thank you all so much for getting behind Lucy and UpsideDowns.

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Denise on 21 Nov 2021
Good on you Lucy. We love Charlie too. Dx
Viv on 16 Nov 2021
Run like the wind, Lucy! Thank you for your support of our AWESOME charity!
Ainslie on 15 Nov 2021
Awesome effort Lucy!
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Guest Donor on 15 Nov 2021
Go Lucy for a great charity!
Sally on 15 Nov 2021
Run Lucy run

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