10 Half Marathons in 10 Weeks

$4,650 donated
Given by 92 generous donors in 11 weeks

10 Half Marathons in 10 Weeks to raise money for I AM HOPE, an in-school and community mental health program in New Zealand.

Karaka, Auckland

Hi Team

We have done it! We have successfully completed 10 Half Marathons in 10 Weeks for I AM HOPE, an in-school and community mental health program. A huge thanks to everyone for their support!

While running to keep fit and healthy for my mental health - I have been aiming to raise as much awareness and money as possible for the wonderful work I AM HOPE do in our schools and communities to forever change the way our kids think, act, and feel about mental illness and mental well-being.

I AM HOPE's goal is to promote positive attitudinal societal change around mental health by letting the youth/children and people of New Zealand know, that dealing with the inner critic is something all of us experience every day of our lives, and by normalizing these thoughts and actions, students realize they are not alone and everyone is going through their own journey, thus creating a more caring and empathetic environment.

Please note: These talks are presented for free and all costs are met by I AM HOPE, which is The Key To Life Charitable Trust. The Key To Life Charitable Trust receives no government funding nor do they apply for government funding. All funding comes from sponsorship, corporate partnerships, grants, and public fundraising/donations.

Please note: This page will remain open until the end of August 2022 for any additional donations.

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Thank You! We Did It!!  8 August 2022

Hi Team

We did it! All of us together have had a part to play in raising awareness and funds for I AM HOPE and the work they do for mental health in our schools and communities. As I write this, over $4.5k raised! Phenomenal effort from everyone!

Friday, 5th August a crew of us from MediaWorks (Sophie Lawson, Johnathan Schaffer, Amelia MacDiarmid and Dan Dalton) took off from work to St Heliers and back. It was wonderful to finish with friends, family and work colleagues at the end - and I must admit I got a bit emotional in my small but brief speech at the end!

What a ride, great to see smiles on people's faces.

I'll be doing one more update in the coming weeks as I'll be leaving this page open for a few weeks yet.

Warm regards


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Titch 6 days ago
Great work Sam!
Samuel Walsh

Thank you so Tina!!!

Samuel Walsh
Gareth on 09 Aug 2022
Great cause Sam. Well done mate!
Samuel Walsh

Thank you so much Gareth - I really appreciate the donation mate!! 😃👍

Samuel Walsh
Sean Campbell
Sean Campbell on 09 Aug 2022
Well done Sam,Big Effort for a great Cause by the Big Man
Samuel Walsh

That’s awesome of you Sean! Thank you very very much my friend!!

Samuel Walsh
Fiona on 07 Aug 2022
Sammy, you are a legend. While many are thinking it, you’re actually doing it. Inspirational. Xxx
Samuel Walsh

Oh Fiona thank you so so much for your love and support! Anything is possible if you put your mind to it! I'm really touched by your donation - let's catch up soon - my shout!! xx PS. I hope the new house is good!!

Samuel Walsh
Johnny Morris
Johnny Morris on 06 Aug 2022
Great achievement - both the 10 x ½ marathons (your not exactly built for endurance !) and the money raised - well done big Sam :-)
Samuel Walsh

Johnny thanks so much buddy that's so generous of you!! You are 100% correct - I think swimming and rowing machines and the odd wind-trainer session is where my focus will go now!!! Thank you for your support!!

Samuel Walsh

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