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A long wander for the Stroke Foundation

$9,561 donated
Given by 130 generous donors in around 11 months

Walking the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa trail to raise funds and awareness of the Stroke Foundation

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Starting in October 2019, I am planning to walk the Te Araroa trail from the very top to the very bottom of New Zealand in the name of the Stroke Foundation. This journey is just over 3000km long and will take in some of New Zealand's toughest terrain

My family has been very personally affected by Stroke, It is a devastating medical event that can be very difficult to treat and rehab from and affects a wide range of people in different ways. Therefore I wish to use this personal challenge of mine to raise funds for the Stroke Foundation and awareness of Stroke.

I'll be posting photos and updates of my journey on Instagram:

Henry Marchant's involvement (page creator)

Stroke has personally affected my family in a number of ways. It is indiscriminate and can effect people in so many different ways

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It's not a goodbye, it's a see ya later  18 May 2020

Posted by: Henry Marchant

Unfortunately when Aotearoa went into COVID lockdown I had to call pause on my journey in Kinloch, about 350km short of Bluff. I'm pretty gutted to not be able finish this summer but it's a really minor sacrifice compared to what many people are experiencing through this crisis. Plus I'm 100% going to finish this thing off eventually.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me and the @strokefoundationnz in a multitude of ways throughout this journey. The donations on this page have truely exceeded my expectations and I'm humbled by how kind and helpful people have been. It's been great to meet a bunch of amazing people walking the trail and I hope our journeys cross paths again soon.

Stay safe and well friends,

Peace, love and mung beans

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Nic & Richie
Nic & Richie on 07 May 2020
What an amazing journey and a real inspiration to us all.
Joe on 06 May 2020
Well done Henry, from the both of us! X
Johns Family
Johns Family on 14 Apr 2020
From the Johns Family, Midhirst
Kevin and Wendy
Kevin and Wendy on 28 Mar 2020
We are all allowed to choose our pathway through date Henry yours has been entertaining, inspirational, full of challenges and full of love to all those around you. Thanks for letting Kevin and I share your journey so far.
Patricia on 27 Mar 2020
Be happy with what you have done as it is a great effort.

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