The Lachie Challenge

$9,937 donated
Given by 234 generous donors in around 3 months

Raising funds to support one of OUR OWN — Lachie Sutherland — who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer for a second time.


Here at St Martins School, we are raising funds to support one of our Year 7 students, Lachie Sutherland, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer for a second time.

So... we've done the Lachie Bands, the Sutherland Smoothie challenge and the Shave Ya Lid event. Now... for the BIGGEST event of all... Laps for Lachie — an overnight Year 5-8 event at Hillview Christian School, from 6pm to 6am on Saturday 7th December. A junior version for Year 0-4 will run from 6pm-8pm.

In teams of four, there must always be someone moving around the 200m track. Teams may consist of families and friends — age is no limit!

Here's what you can expect:

- Two Cashmere High School bands — Friday Morning Coffee and Post Milan — playing from 6:15pm to 7:30pm

- Two Shirley Boys High bands/musicians — Cooper and Jed, and Luca Landells — playing from 7:40pm to 9:00pm.

- The New Zealand College of Massage will be providing 10-minute massages for $5

- sausage sizzle, food vendors and coffee van

- spot prizes and prizes for the best dressed individual, team and parent

- a FUN community event!!!!!

The time has come to get behind this important cause! Lachie and his family are an important part of our school community and it’s important that they feel our love and support at this time! Any donation you make towards this event would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to the following companies for your generous donations towards this event:

Funky Pumpkin (bananas and apples for the participants)

McDonalds (vouchers for spot prizes)

St Martins Pharmacy (hamper basket)

New World St Martins ($50 voucher to purchase items needed for the sausage sizzle)

AMF Bowling (family pass for a spot prize)

New Zealand College of Massage (10-minute massages for $5 — will all proceeds going to the cause)

The Party Warehouse (free hire of a 6mx12m marquee)

Sorted Logistics (free hire of a truck with a curtain for the bands to play on)

And, also a special thanks to Hillview Christian School for allowing us to use their grounds for the event.

Many thanks for your support!

From The Lachie Challenge Team

Use of funds

All money will go directly to Lachie and his family to spend as they choose. Our main priority is to provide Lachie with a distraction from his treatment and for him to be able to purchase anything that he needs/wants to help him through this time.

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Laps for Lachie  9 November 2019

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

We invite you and your family to participate in our upcoming Laps for Lachie event on Saturday 7th December at Hillview Christian School. We will hold a junior event for our Year 0-4 students 6pm-8pm, and an overnight event for Year 5-8, 6pm-6am.

Registration is $5 per person (please send cash to the school office). Registration includes: entry to the event and a Lachie Challenge silicone wristband. We ask that participants direct sponsors to to make donations. This event is not a race, nor are you asked to collect sponsorship based on the number of laps you complete. Please seek donations on the basis of taking up the challenge.

In a relay style, there must always be one participant moving around the 400m track. Teams of four may consist of family and friends — age is no limit and dress up is encouraged! There will be a BBQ running with sausages for $2.00, and four high school bands will perform, along with other entertainment/games for the evening.

We understand that not everyone will be able to stay for the duration of the event, so we are offering early pick ups at our Check In and Check Out tent. Please don't shy away because of the length of the challenge — we still want you involved!

If you do not wish to participate in the event itself, please still come along for a sausage, to listen to some local musicians (6:15-9pm) and to be a part of our special St Martins community.

Thank you,

The Lachie Challenge Team and The Student Council

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Victoria on 13 Jan 2020
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Ben on 09 Jan 2020
Keep fighting mate
Daniel on 09 Jan 2020
All the best. From Cashmere Technical 1st team, Reserves, Coaches and staff
Anna Leckey Nutrimetics
Anna Leckey Nutrimetics on 26 Dec 2019
Merry Christmas Lachie and family. I'm a mum of kiddos at St Martins School. My customers and workmates have helped me raise this money from sales of Nutrimetics products. My thoughts are with you all as you battle the punk known as cancer, again. Kia Kaha.

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