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Raising Funds for Kayak Clubs Post Cyclone

$3,910 donated
Given by 32 generous donors in 5 weeks

Supporting Hawkes Bay & Poverty Bay Kayak Clubs get back on their feet


Canoe Racing New Zealand have set up this page to raise money for our fellow paddlers in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay after the devastating Cyclone Gabrielle. The funds will go directly to the Poverty Bay Kayak Club and Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club who will decide the best use to help their club and community.

The Poverty Bay Kayak Club had water right up to head height in their sheds. They removed some boats from lower racks prior, but couldn’t anticipate it reaching the level that it did. Unfortunately the remaining boats filled with silt from the water, causing them to snap from the weight (around 20 boats need fixing or replacing). They're needing to rebuild their jetty steps, replace roller doors, re-gib stairs and sheds, level the lawn and more. Unfortunately for a club like this insurance isn't affordable so they need all the financial help they can get to get paddlers back on the water.

At least a couple of families from the club have lost homes due to flood damage.

Check out the first look at the clubrooms post-flooding here

Hawke's Bay Kayak Racing Club was incredibly lucky to avoid major damage to their club facilities, but many of their paddlers homes and livelihoods have suffered significantly. Please donate what you can to help ease the burden and give them some hope in this tough time.

Use of funds

Repairs to club rooms/facilities, replacement of equipment, distributed to members affected.

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Latest donations

Tracy on 28 Mar 2023
Darcy Price Series Virtual event fee donation... All the best for getting back on your feet and back on the water.
The Botha Family (North Shore)
The Botha Family (North Shore) on 25 Mar 2023
You guys are in our thoughts and prayers!!
Rikki on 22 Mar 2023
Best wishes for the rebuild!
Southern Lakes Multisport Club
Southern Lakes Multisport Club on 14 Mar 2023
Feeling for you all
Ken on 01 Mar 2023

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This campaign started on 21 Feb 2023 and ended on 31 Mar 2023.