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Mike's Birthday Gift

Closed Cause page created in the Unspecified category by Cindy Gunawan for "Mike Hogg - 70th birthday present"

$3,050 donated
Given by 30 generous donors in 10 weeks

To celebrate Mike’s birthday, you can contribute to a combined present for Mike - a charter fishing trip.

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To celebrate Mike’s birthday, you can contribute to a combined present for Mike - a charter fishing trip. The specific trip is still to be confirmed, possibly a big-game Charter in the Bay of Islands - this will depend on how much fund we manage to raise.

Update 17/10:

We have spoken to the charter fishing operator (working out of the Bay of Islands) and the game fishing package sounds great. A full-day private charter ($2,000) gives Mike (and three others) a chance to catch some Marlin. If we raise more than$2,000 then a multi-day trip becomes an option - making the chance of a big catch even more likely.

This page will close on 31 Oct. We will post an update on the gift closer to the date of the party.


This gift will be a surprise for Mike so please don't tell him :). Please write your name when donating (and birthday wishes if you want).

If you don't want your name to show in the Give a Little page, you can choose to hide this but still let me know your name by ticking the box 'Share my name and email with Cindy Gunawan'. We will do a card with the gift and I will write everyone's names and wishes down.

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Help gathering funds for Mike's 70th

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Latest update

Update  30 October 2019

Posted by: Cindy Gunawan


We just wanted to give you another update on how Mike's gift page is doing.

We have raised $2,150 so far - thank you everyone!

What now?

As mentioned in the previous update, a one-day fishing trip costs $2,000. We now have enough to get Mike a one-day trip.We have enquired further to the charter fishing operator about the cost for a multi-day trip. It costs $4,500 for a 2-days trip. We don't expect to raise that much, but Mike and his fellow fishermen may top up what we raised and do a 2-days trip.

A few people have asked if the page could be kept open a little longer, so we will keep this going for another week. The give-a-little page will close on 10 November. 

We will present the gift during the party, including a card where we will write down your greetings.Most of you have written your greetings with your contribution. If you wanted to add to this or if you didn't write a greeting and wanted to do one, please email me at

Thank you again and please let me know if you have any questions :)


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Latest donations

David on 10 Nov 2019
Rebecca on 08 Nov 2019
Happy 70th Birthday Dad! We hope you have an awesome day celebrating. Love Bex & Jase.
Julie on 06 Nov 2019
Happy Birthday Mike! Hope you have a wonderful trip xx
Jim on 05 Nov 2019
Happy 70th Mike! Jim & Donna
Ken on 04 Nov 2019
Happy birthday my friend. Enjoying our regular coffee catch ups and a chance to “chew the fat”. Cheers, Ken

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