Tay's Ks

$6,640 donated
Given by 91 generous donors in 13 days

Fundraising to support organisations dedicated to improving the mental health of New Zealand youth.

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

On 28 February 2022, Taylor Kite, our deeply loved and cherished son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, friend and boyfriend, died by suicide aged just 22.

A beautiful young man, both inside and out, Taylor blessed us all with his kindness, caring heart, quick wit and inimitable smile. Talented, full of promise, his whole life ahead of him. His death has shattered our worlds.

We are now the memory keepers, the rememberers. The people left behind. The people left to cherish and preserve a legacy, committed to keeping Taylor alive in heart and mind.

So we are coming together on 15th October to run/walk the Whitianga marathon, half marathon, 10km or 5km. In memory of Taylor, to help others struggling with their mental health and to promote suicide awareness and prevention.

The tragedy of suicide is not something that just happens to other people. We bear witness to this terrifying truth and want to play our part in preventing it from ever darkening your door.

Leigh Kite's involvement (page creator)

I am Taylor's mother and will ensure funds are distributed to the organisations we have identified as being dedicated to promoting mental health. I have no relationship with I Am Hope but personally know the founder of Soul Learning Ltd.

Use of funds

All funds raised will go towards I Am Hope, Soul Learning Ltd and the Whitianga Marathon Event.

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Guest Donor 5 days ago
We’re right behind your cause Shelley. Enjoy the training & the run 👏🥰

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This page was created on 31 Jul 2022 and closes on 1 Sep 2022.