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Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Brent de Jongh for "Brainwave Aotearoa"

$10,014 donated
Given by 114 generous donors in around 5 months

Helen and Brent are raising funds for Brainwave Aotearoa by walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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Helen and Brent have created NOW Zealand as a platform to raise money and increase awareness for the charity Brainwave Aotearoa as they walk the length of New Zealand, some 3000km on Te Araroa trail. This is a self funded adventure.

Brainwave Aotearoa vision is that all children in Aotearoa are valued and nurtured so they can reach their full potential. They share scientific research on the critical importance of the first 1000 days of life in an easy to understand way for parents, professionals, and anyone who has influence on the lives of children.

Brainwave Aotearoa achieves this by

- providing targeted, culturally responsive programmes that make research based knowledge available to all in a meaningful way and support people to work out how to improve their care of children based on this information

- form partnerships to further disseminate knowledge

- make credible and trusted contribution towards a culture that values good parenting and prevents abuse and neglect

- advocate for children and families where societal change is needed

Use of funds

Funds will be donated to Brainwave Aotearoa. They will create a pack containing a picnic blanket and printed resources about brain development in early years, supporting parents to give their babies the best start in life. We would love to raise enough money for at least 500 packs.

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Latest update

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Not long till start  27 October 2020

Posted by: Brent de Jongh

Hi team,

Helen and I have been overwhelmed by the support we have received to date - thank you so much! Getting the last packing sorted - two days to go!

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Latest donations

Becky Stanley
Becky Stanley 3 days ago
What an amazing trip, heck of a journey, hope you're both not in too much pain! To send to past the $10k milestone!
Brent de Jongh

Thank you Becky! Really appreciate your donation. Hope all is well with you, H x

Brent de Jongh
Sue 3 days ago
Brent de Jongh

Thank you Sue - love to you and the family

Brent de Jongh
Gail 3 days ago
Brent de Jongh

Cheers Gail!

Brent de Jongh
Dianne 3 days ago
What a feat. Congratulations and all our love. A great effort and such a good cause. Didee and famly. Xx
Brent de Jongh

Thank you Didee - looking forward to catching up when we’re finished :)

Brent de Jongh
Kate on 01 Mar 2021
Look after those poorly feet please but keep at it. You guys are doing so amazingly well! Xx
Brent de Jongh

Thank you Kate!

Brent de Jongh

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