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3 charities, 3 marathons, 1 day

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Simon Ellis

$1,875 of $10,000 goal

Given by 22 generous donors in 12 weeks


The charities’ missions inspired me to undertake this event, the money raised directly helping those in need motivated me to complete it.

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On 30th March, I completed 3 marathons- a 42.75km run, row and bike ride. It took just over 12 hours and I finished at 10.45pm. The money raised will be split equally between 3 local charities;

Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust runs Wairarapa Boxing Academy, Masterton Foodbank and Autism Wairarapa Charitable Trust. I had plenty of time to think about things over the day, during the highs and lows, and a famous speech by American basketball coach, Jimmy Valvano, came to mind. He said that “there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. No. 1 is laugh. You should laugh every day. No. 2 is think. You should spend some time in thought. No. 3 is you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think and you cry, that's a full day.” I did all these 3 things on the day.

Simon Ellis' involvement (page creator)

My work with Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust, Masterton FoodBank and Autism Wairarapa inspired me to raise funds to help those in our community in need.

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  • Fiona

    Fiona on 13 Apr 2020


    Well done Simon, amazing achievement! Fiona x


  • Debbie

    Debbie on 02 Apr 2020


    Amazing work Simon


    • Simon Ellis

      Thank you so much for your support. Am already planning my next crazy event.

  • Jill

    Jill on 01 Apr 2020


    What an amazing feat. Well done Simon.


    • Simon Ellis

      Thanks so much, Jill.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 31 Mar 2020


    Well done. Huge.


  • Maude

    Maude on 30 Mar 2020


    Phenomenal effort. I'm very moved. Love Maude


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This page was created on 29 Feb 2020 and closed on 29 May 2020.
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Given by 22 generous donors in 12 weeks

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