Honouring Chris Holmes - Running the Queenstown Marathon

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Given by 43 generous donors in over a year

Angela and Derek are running the Queenstown Marathon on Saturday 19 November 2022, 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 (now Neuroendocrine Cancer NZ) 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 19 November 2022 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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It's marathon month!   31 October 2022

Finally after a year long delay, Derek and Angela are ready to run the Queenstown Marathon in honour of Chris. Thank you to those who have donated already! Keep following this page for further updates.

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Nicola on 18 Nov 2022
Mardiyya on 17 Nov 2022
Great cause! You will blitz it. Sending you both prayers.
Rhonda on 17 Nov 2022
Well Done, great cause and Legacy for Chris
Robyn on 16 Nov 2022
Kim on 14 Nov 2022
Great effort, sending you all the best x

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This campaign started on 20 Aug 2021 and ended on 30 Nov 2022.