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Get Achilles Christchurch athletes to the New York Marathon

$1,520 donated
Given by 25 generous donors in over a year

Help support a unique group of extraordinary Achilles athletes who personify resilience of the human spirit, get to the New York Marathon!

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Help support a unique group of extraordinary athletes who personify resilience of the human spirit....

Achilles Christchurch a group built upon a commitment to diversity and inclusion, supporting anyone who is physically challenged, whether that is from injury, illness, genetics or trauma be active.

Disabled or physically challenged athletes and able-bodied volunteers train together in an environment of support and community

We are sending a team from Christchurch to the New York marathon .... a 42.2km epic challenge .... not to forget the thousands of kilometers of training in preparation to get across the finish line!

Please help our team of Achilles athletes and guides be part of this once in a life time opportunity.

For us athletes, to be able to run, walk or wheel the New York marathon is a goal that is life changing...bringing a powerful sense of achievement, inspiration and self-esteem like none other. We've witnessed the wonder of being part of this experience from other disabled athletes who have gone before us...but we cant get there on our own.

We need your help to get our athletes and guides to the marathon... Our guides are vital, functioning as our eyes and ears ....guiding, training, motivating and most importantly providing companionship ... seeing beyond our disability and forming life long friendships.

Please contribute to our appeal and help us take this journey. In return we will share our journey with you - join us through the high's and and not-so-high's of training, the building excitement and anticipation, and celebrate in the excitement and achievement of crossing the finish line.

Heather McGill's involvement (page creator)

I am fundraising for Achilles Christchurch

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Kate on 19 Feb 2020
Good luck with the training and the event. It’s so exciting! I’m looking forward to watching your progress
Achilles International New Zealand

Thanks so much for your donation Kate!

Achilles International New Zealand
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Guest Donor on 10 Nov 2019
Best wishes
Olivier on 06 Nov 2019
Sorry I couldn’t make it at the quiz the other day! Love your work, let’s keep the momentum to get all athletes to participate to the New York Marathon. You guys are so awesome!!
The NZBMA Team
The NZBMA Team on 16 Oct 2019
Good luck Team!
Callum on 15 Oct 2019
Gutted that I couldn't make the quiz night. I sure it will be a blast. Good luck with all your fundraising efforts

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Created by Heather McGill

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