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Nic's winter swim challenge

Closed Cause page created in the Event category by Kenzie's Gift

$12,516 donated
Given by 210 generous donors in 6 weeks

30 day winter swim challenge to support kiwi kids through serious illness or bereavement.

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I am a cancer survivor, bereaved mum and also live with Parkinson's and a degenerative heart condition, cardiomyopathy.

Before my heart started to fail and my diagnosis of Parkinson's, I embarked on many sporting challenges to fundraise; marathons, ocean swims, adventure races...I enjoyed supporting others while challenging was good to feel alive.

Cardiomyopathy and Parkinson's changed that, and I thought, what can I do now...

Then I had a light-bulb moment. While I can't swim the way I used to, I can challenge myself in a new way and embrace physical challenges and push my capabilities. That's where the idea of winter swimming came from.

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Kenzie's Gift: Healthy Minds, Happy Hearts. We're New Zealand's leading charity dedicated to supporting the mental health of young people and their families affected by serious illness or bereavement.

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To support kiwi kids through serious illness or bereavement.

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Smashing targets...$12,000  2 July 2020

Posted by: Kenzie's Gift

Hi Team,

Well...we just keep smashing targets, we reached $12,000 this morning, I simply can't believe how generous and supportive you have all been, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I have been so inspired and motivated, I am still swimming until I go for surgery on Monday, and we are posting updates on the Winter Swim Challenge FaceBook page if you fancy following.

Enjoy the rest of the week ahead, and I hope I may get the opportunity to thank many of you in person in the near future.



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Andy on 07 Jul 2020
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Guest Donor on 05 Jul 2020
Well done Nic! And thank you - on behalf of our community and our children...
Kenzie's Gift

Thanks so much for your fabulous support x

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Thomas on 05 Jul 2020
Kenzie's Gift

Thanks so much Thomas for your support x

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Joanne on 04 Jul 2020
Well done Nic!! You’re a star. Jo x
Kenzie's Gift

Thanks so much Joanne for your fabulous support x

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Jacqui on 04 Jul 2020
Nic you've been an inspiration to me ♥️♥️
Kenzie's Gift

Thanks so much Jacqui for your amazing support, it means a tremendous amount x

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