Special Olympic dreams come true.

$4,560 of $5,000 goal
Given by 135 generous donors in around 4 months

Help bring Louis’s dream to life and support NZ’s Special Olympic team at the same time.


Ever since Louis was 6 he wanted to be a footballer. He used to go and watch games with his grandad.  He is football mad and it is his life. So he has played in teams ever since.

This year, all his efforts and dreams will come to a complete and utter climax.   He has been asked to represent NZ in the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.  This is like you or I being told we’ve won the lottery!  It is the highest honour he can imagine and this is it - his One Chance.

And so he signed up.

But the journey has only just begun…. Because now he needs your help.  Having got this far, he now needs to raise the money to compete in the competition. Before June 2023.

Louis doesn’t possess many of the skills and knowledge that we take for granted.  So having to raise the money to pay for this adventure is both daunting and overwhelming.  Where to start?

Maybe a dollar at a time?

You can help make Louis’s lifetime dream a reality.  With your help, he can realise the ambition of his whole life and maybe make his country proud at the same time.

The donations you give will help to pay for Louis’s travel, accommodation and support for him when he arrives in Berlin. Your donation will help Louis whose fortune will change from your support.

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Thank you so much everyone   22 May 2023

Louis and I would like to thank all of you for helping make his dreams come true. He heads off to Berlin on the 7th June.

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Gina on 21 May 2023
What an amazing achievement Louis! Wishing you all the best for this incredible opportunity. Lots of love from Aunty Gina and Oliver. Xxx
Leanne Edwards

Thank you so much Gina. Yes it’s very exciting.

Leanne Edwards
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Guest Donor on 12 May 2023
you will have the best time Louis xx
Leanne Edwards

Thank you so much for your kind donation.

Leanne Edwards
Ted on 26 Apr 2023
All the best on your trip Louis. Have a great time.
Leanne Edwards

Thank you

Leanne Edwards
Malcolm & Elaine
Malcolm & Elaine on 26 Apr 2023
This represents $20 for each of the 10 goals you might score in Germany!!! Congratulations on your achievement - a great honour. Good luck in Germany. Grandad Malc & Nan Elaine.
Leanne Edwards

Thank you so much. I will definitely try and score a goal😊

Leanne Edwards
Andrea on 17 Apr 2023
Thanks for the Petone Fruit and Vege co-op pack help! All the best Louis!
Leanne Edwards

Thank you

Leanne Edwards

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This campaign started on 28 Jan 2023 and ended on 23 May 2023.