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Cause page created in the Community category by Shotover Canyon Swing for "St Johns Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District"

$4,049 of $50,000 goal
Given by 79 generous donors in 26 days

Fundraiser for St John Central through a world record attempt of most Canyon Swing jumps in one day!

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Our mission is to raise at least $50,000 for St John Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District to aid in funds for the much needed Cromwell Station ($3.2million) and a new ambulance ($225,000 fully kitted out for operation).

St John relies on the great fundraising initiatives of the public to operate and look after our community. They need to average the equivalent of $57,000 PER DAY to maintain and upgrade their equipment and fleet, so we're stepping in to do our part to help those who help us.

On a recent film shoot, friend of the company Jason Medina suggested swinging as many times as possible in a day to raise money and awareness for a good cause. What started as a spitball idea grew to the ambitious goal of raising $50,000+ and completing up to 100 canyon swings by Medina himself.

Jason owes his life to both local St John paramedics and police officers and wanted to give back through a way that helped him recover from his own struggles with mental health issues. “If it were not for heroic efforts of the Queenstown Police and St John officers I would not be here today. I’m humbly grateful to be able to participate in this event to be able to give back and inspire others that a glimmer of hope can be found in the darkest of places”

While the day has a serious message, there is also an element of fun in the fundraiser to raise awareness of the great work St John does and the importance of looking after mental health.

How can you get involved? Check out the link below for more information.

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Shotover Canyon Swing's involvement (page creator)

Organising the fundraising event with St John and the world record attempt

Use of funds

The money will help towards the proposed Cromwell station that will service the region along with funding a new ambulance

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100 CANYON SWINGS!  18 September 2020

Posted by: Shotover Canyon Swing

A huge congratulations to Jason Medina on completing 100 Canyon Swings yesterday!

What was already a big task was made tougher with monsoon style rain coming down most of the day. Jason stayed super positive and energetic throughout but had to work hard physically and mentally to get to the 100th jump.

Jason's friends and Queenstown Whanau came along at different points in the day to lend their support, donate and join him for some tandem jumps.

A fire service member and the police officers, that saved Jason 18 months ago, were also at hand to support and join for a Swing. Sarah from St John also came along to support for the whole event and spread the word.

We can't be more proud of Jason and the team for making this happen. Thank you to all who have donated and supported this far. We still have a way to go to reach our goal so please share and donate where you can.

Cheers Jason

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Clare Happs
Clare Happs 6 hours ago
Congrats on jumping your way into the record books on such a cold & rainy day .... and congrats on your fundraising for St John!
Julie Jolley
Julie Jolley 1 day ago
Jason, you’re amazing and an incredible inspiration! Xx
Shotover Canyon Swing

Thanks so much Julie. You're awesome!

Shotover Canyon Swing
Hope 1 day ago
Jill and Rob Cameron
Jill and Rob Cameron 1 day ago
Shotover Canyon Swing

Thanks so much Jill and Rob

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor 1 day ago
Balance of my give a little account.
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