Ride for HELP
Dave Thornton is riding 3,000 kms to support survivors of sexual violence! Sponsor his epic feat now!Nationwide
Meet Dave! Dave had a rather significant birthday recently and whilst many of us might consider slowing down, Dave thought to himself “I should cycle 3,000 km across the country and raise money for my favourite charity!”
Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available.
Dave is mainly a road cyclist so he has been struggling with the transition from road to trail. But never fear, the last two times Dave has been mountain biking he hasn’t even fallen off! Dave starts his journey on 20 February in Cape Reinga and we will be sharing his epic journey via facebook.
Why Wellington HELP?
Dave has been a police officer for 31 years and has worked both in uniform and for CIB. He has worked closely with Wellington HELP for many years as police liaison and more recently as head of CIB in the Hutt Valley. Over the last few years his daughter and her friends have fundraised for Wellington HELP and now it’s Dave’s turn.
Sexual violence can happen to anybody, so HELP supports absolutely anyone that has encountered sexual abuse or assault no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. The practical and emotional support offered by HELP clinicians provides a wrap-around service
which helps survivors on their journey to wellbeing.
Your donation will directly support HELP’s services in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti:
- 24/7 support line: HELP receives almost 300 calls to our support line each year. Your donation helps us pay our crisis team who provide support and assistance when survivors need it most.
- Social work: HELP’s social work team support over 600 people per year with police interviewing, forensic testing and court processes and preparation for counselling. Your contribution means HELP can be there for survivors in these intimidating and vulnerable moments.
- Counselling: HELP provide’s over 5,500 hours of counselling annually to survivors of sexual abuse. Your donation will support long-term recovery and ensure a better future for survivors.
Save the Date
Wednesday 12 February, 6.00pm - 9.30pm, Quiz and fundraiser, New Zealand Parliament Banquet Hall.
Tickets are available at www.wellingtonhelp.org.nz/events-1
Wellington HELP reduces the impact of sexual violence through the provision of wrap around crisis, social work and counselling support for survivors of sexual abuse, their families and whānau. We support anyone of any age, gender or sexuality.
Use of funds
Your donation will go directly to supporting survivors of sexual violence in your community. Wellington HELP's wraparound service provides crisis support, social work and counselling free of charge to anyone that needs support.
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This page was created on 18 Dec 2019 and closed on 31 Mar 2020.