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Paddle for the Sea

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Given by 59 generous donors in 10 weeks

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A team of dedicated 10 – 14 year old kids from LBSLSC take on the extreme challenge of paddling across Lake Taupo using paddleboards.

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If you'd like to DONATE you can make a generic donation here. BACKSTORY: At over 40k in distance the crossing takes up to 6.5 hours, and has only ever been attempted three times in NZ history – and always by the Lyall Bay Ocean’s squad. This is a way to test their mettle in preparation for competing in the New Zealand under 14s Surf Life Saving Championships, held at Mt Manganui, every year, in March. During this gruelling test of stamina the kids break through personal boundaries and dig deep to find the inner strength to complete their journey. As a sponsored event this is a chance to associate yourself with an amazing show of self-discipline, teamwork and camaraderie from Club members as young as 10 years old. The kids signed up for this year's crossing are Sterling Maxwell, Eliah Ashby, Luke and Ben Kuggelejin, Jules and Louis Appleby, Jonas Glaudel, Reuben Kilgariff, Anna Bassett, Ruby Lucas, Millie and Maisie Day-Ellis, Sarah Tervoort and Georgina Huttley. What an amazing bunch! Watch last year’s crossing above:

Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club (Inc)'s involvement (page creator)

For the Sea is a fundraising arm of Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

About us is a fundraising arm of Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Our goal is to raise the $900k needed to complete the fit-out of the new Clubhouse via a series of campaigns such as Paddle for the Sea, Art for the Sea, Streak for the Sea and many more. Watch this space...

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  • Bernie

    Bernie on 22 Dec 2016


    Go for it


  • Levi T.

    Levi T. on 22 Dec 2016


    Hope that you enjoy the event.


  • Rochelle

    Rochelle on 20 Dec 2016


    Way to go!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 19 Dec 2016



  • Stephen Hunt

    Stephen Hunt on 19 Dec 2016


    Better late than never...congratulations on a great achievement!


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This page was created on 23 Nov 2016 and closed on 1 Feb 2017.
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