10kms for Ben May

$2,500 donated
Given by 46 generous donors in 8 weeks

Epilepsy awareness - Honouring Ben May and his campaign before his tragic death.

Before Ben’s tragic death in August 2020, he had been planning a campaign. A strong advocate for epilepsy, Ben wanted to raise awareness about the condition, as well as funds for a charity close to him, Epilepsy New Zealand.

Honouring his legacy and the plans he had started, Ben’s family decided that💜 Purple Day - World Epilepsy Awareness Day (or the Saturday nearest to it) would be dedicated to Ben and his campaign.

Our #10kmsforbenmay event asks that everyone who wants to be involved to:

Walk/run/swim/skip/bike 10km.

Post a photo of their challenge on our #10kmsforbenmay Instagram or Facebook account.

Donate anything that can be spared to Epilepsy New Zealand.

This year our event is being held on 💜Saturday 23rd March 2024. 💜

You can join in and complete your 10kms from anywhere in the world!

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THANK YOU 💜  28 March 2024

There are no words to express our gratitude for all your support and commitment.

To those who took time out of their busy lives to complete your #10kmsforbenmay challenge - THANK YOU.

To those who donated to the cause, so important to Ben - THANK YOU.

To everyone who took time to support our special day for Ben; to remember him and honour his plans - THANK YOU.

This event reminds us how loved Ben was and is🕊️🤍. How family, friends and those we’ve not even met, choose to come together for him.

As a family, carrying on Ben’s legacy is an honour we take very seriously.

In the weeks and months leading up to this annual event, on the day and for a time after, many conversations are had about Ben and his legacy. And we love that.

Epilepsy New Zealand will be delighted as donations raised to date are more than $2300! Ben would be so thrilled!

So from our family to you and yours,🙏 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

This means more than words can say.💜💜💜

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Latest donations

Elliott
Elliott on 29 Mar 2024
$30
Amanda May

Thank you Elliott. We really appreciate your support.💜

Amanda May
Kathy and James xx
Kathy and James xx on 29 Mar 2024
$100
Amanda May

Thank you Kathy & James for your support & kind donation. Together we can make a difference and keep Ben’s plans moving forward.💜💜💜

Amanda May
Emma
Emma on 29 Mar 2024
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$50
Amanda May

Thank you for your kind donation Emma. Your support keeps Ben’s plans going and, for that, we’re so grateful. 💜

Amanda May
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Guest Donor on 28 Mar 2024
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Dan
Dan on 27 Mar 2024
$30
Amanda May

Thank you Dan for your support and kind donation. Together we can help make a difference. 💜

Amanda May

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