Help children to lead a better life.
My name is Paora Dakota Raharaha, I am from a small town called Paeroa in the North Island of New Zealand.
I come from a big family. I have 6 siblings and 1 daughter.
I have set up this givealittle page to help raise money for the 'Huntly Team Little Big Bots'. Ants Pitman trains children of all ages mainly from the ages of 5 to 12 which includes weight loss, building their self-confidence and self-esteem in the hope it will build a better future for themselves. He also gives the children a sense of belonging and brings families together through training and attending running events.
He shares knowledge of why it's important to be healthy and he believes that if kids are healthy and fit they will have the ability to lead a better life.
I first met Ants Pitman when I was incarcerated in Rangipo Prison in 2012. I have watched Ants and his team grow immensly. I have seen Ants and his Team at multiple running events across New Zealand and his results are outstanding.
Some results from the Huntly Team Little Big Bots in 2020 in their age categories, Jacob Rapana (9) male - 1st place at the 2k Huntly Expressway Event, Niik Cassinell (10) male - 1st place at the Hamilton Pink Walk and Button Run Event with Vienna Pitman (6) - coming in at 1st female and Briar Davidson (5) female coming in at 3rd place. Vienna Pitman also come 2nd at the Christchurch Butterfly Event.
I will be running the 100 miler which is 160km's at the Tarawera Ultra Marathon on Saturday the 13th of February 2021. I will also be running in gumboots and completing 1,600 burpees along the way.
The photo you see is a photo of me and some of the Team Little Big Bots at the Mount Night Run Event in Mount Maunganui 2020.
This givealittle page will remain open until the end of February 2021.
I will be posting photos and videos of the Huntly Team Little Big Bots on the Facebook page below. If you want to follow it then you can do so by clicking the link below.
Ants Pitman is a good friend of mine and he trains the 'Team Little Big Bots' from Huntly.
Funds will be paid to Ants Pitman.
Thankyou message 28 February 2021
Kia ora everyone,
Before the givealittle page closes later on today, I would like to thank you all for donating to a great cause and for the wonderful messages.
Your support and love means so much to me. If anyone wants to add me on Facebook or Instagram feel free to add me, just search Paora Raharaha. Or Ants Pitman on Facebook, we are happy to help out where we can.
2 weeks after the event, I am still healing and taking things slow. I look forward to doing more Ultra Marathons in the near future.
Me and Ants are really grateful for everyone's donation. At the start I thought we might raise $2,000 max but we are fortunate enough to have raised way more !
The money will get put to good use and the kids we fundraised for will have a brighter future, thanks to you all.
Kia ora Michelle. You were amazing ! I am very proud of you. Well done, it was so good to share the trail with you
Kia ora Sarah, Thanks so much for your donation 🙂
Kia ora Renee, Thankyou so much for donating 🙂
Kia ora Rach, Thankyou so much. Really appreciate your kind words. Ngā mihi, Paora Raharaha
Kia ora Mary, Thankyou so much, really appreciate it 🙏