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

$7,544 donated
Given by 97 generous donors in around 3 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

Sarah 1 day ago
Keep it up guys! We are loving watching your amazing journey from lockdown in the UK!xx
Fergus & Renny
Fergus & Renny 3 days ago
$50 for the North Island and another $50 when you hit Bluff. Keep up the great work.
Brent de Jongh

Brilliant, thanks guys :)

Brent de Jongh
Aileen Harrington (Renny's Mum)
Aileen Harrington (Renny's Mum) 3 days ago
Congratulations on getting to Wellington
Brent de Jongh

Thanks very much Renny's Mum!

Brent de Jongh
Peter 3 days ago
Happy Birthday Brent, enjoy your 5 days R&R ... Love Rachel and Pete xx
Brent de Jongh

Thanks Rachel and Pete - its been great so far xx

Brent de Jongh
Laura 4 days ago
Well done guys! So proud of you! ...(Didn't want to get into the hair debate so just donating now! glad Helen won that one! ;)) xx
Brent de Jongh

Ha ha fair call and thanks so much Laura x

Brent de Jongh

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