Honouring Chris Holmes - Running the Queenstown Marathon

$4,297 of $5,000 goal
Given by 31 generous donors in around 7 months

Angela and Derek are running the Queenstown Marathon on 20 November 2021, in honour of their brother/brother-in-law, Chris Holmes.


Our much loved brother/brother in law Chris Holmes passed away on Saturday 14 August. Chris was diagnosed with neuroendocrine (NET) cancer in 2011.

Due to the covid restrictions we have been unable to give Chris the farewell he deserves so we have chosen to honour him by raising funds for the Unicorn Foundation, a charity that was so dear to his heart.

Chris was on the board of the Unicorn Foundation and assisted them in campaigning for PRRT treatment to be offered in NZ and to raise awareness about NET cancer.

Chris was an incredibly inspirational and kind man who was passionate about helping others. He recently completed the Tarawera 50km ultra marathon which was an outstanding achievement on his part.

We will run the Queenstown marathon on Saturday 20 November 2021 in honour of you, Chris Holmes.

The world has lost a truly great man ❤️

This page has been set up with permission from, and on behalf of Angela Barnett and Derek Holmes.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ (formerly Unicorn Foundation NZ) is a registered charity provides support and information to patients, families and medical professionals involved in the treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET Cancer).

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Funds raised will contribute towards supporting clinical research, lobbying for funding and further treatment options to become available to NZ neuroendocrine patients, NET nurse services and building and supporting the NET cancer community.

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Event Postponed  16 November 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions around the country, the Queenstown Marathon has been postponed until 19 March 2022. Angela and Derek have rebooked and will be running in March! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and already almost reaching their $5k goal!!

Nga mihi,

The Unicorn Team x

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 21 Dec 2021
Ann from Lewes
Ann from Lewes on 23 Oct 2021
Remembering happy times in Lewes, on the Downs, in the Lewes Arms
Stephanie on 23 Sep 2021
Such a worthy cause. Know you guys will run "a good race" Thoughts with you Steph & David
Greeny on 23 Sep 2021
All the best Ange & Holmesy in Queenstown, go hard !!! Awesome goal to achieve xxx
John on 21 Sep 2021
Go Ange!! You’re a weapon ! Jw

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