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Kia Ora, My name is Troy. At the end of this year, I will be tramping the South Island to raise money for Kiwi children and teens.
My name is Troy Kendall. At the end of this year, I will be tramping the South Island of New Zealand to raise money for Kiwi children and teens that also want to experience the great outdoors.
Growing up I was privileged enough to enjoy the outdoors of New Zealand, been taught at a young age to swim, tramp, and many other activities. I found my passion in tramping and climbing, both activities being quite costly equipment wise. Thus this withholds many other Kiwi children and Teenagers back from being able to enjoy these experiences.
It is my dream to raise enough money to be able to provide some Kiwi youth the equipment they need to get out and enjoy the outdoors. There are many kids in New Zealand that have the wish to see its beauty from the other side, the wild-side.
With your help, this dream could become a reality. Allowing the next generation of Kiwi's to really experience the great outdoors from a different perspective. Being able to fund a few selected Kiwi children and Teenagers the gear they need to start their journey of a lifetime.
"You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus."- Sir Edmund Hillary
I'm involved because I am just another ordinary New Zealander with big goals and dreams. You don't have to be a celebrity or a hero to make a difference, you don't have to be rich or poor. If you're motivated to make a change, that change will happen.
My Involvement, hiking the South Island of New Zealand to raise money for Kiwi children and teenagers also wishing to experience the outdoors.
The specific use of funds will be for supplying New Zealand children and teenagers the gear they need to start their journey in the outdoors (Eg. Supplying a pack or boots). The youth of New Zealand benefiting from your donations.
Youth will be chosen throughout schools, groups, or other community-based programs. Through the contact of these groups, they will choose who is deserving and has a keen passion for the outdoors, thus a number of youth being able to benefit from your donations.