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Barbara's Bigger Leap 2016

$4,143 of $2,700 goal
Given by 64 generous donors in 7 weeks

I'm celebrating having turned 60 by doing a sponsored Sky Dive for charity. Donate and give me the courage to take this Big Leap. Thanks!


When I turned 50, my family gave me a jump off Auckland's Sky Tower. Lots of people helped me pluck up courage to take that Big Leap by generously donating to the breastfeeding support charity that I work for as a volunteer, La Leche League New Zealand.

Now that I've turned 60, I've set my sights on an even Bigger Leap - a Sky Dive while on holiday at Lake Taupo at the end of February.

Please help me pluck up courage for this Bigger Leap by donating to this fundraiser. Every dollar will support my fellow LLLNZ volunteers who help mothers and babies in their communities to achieve their breastfeeding goals.

My goal is to exceed $2700 - that's a dollar for every time in the last 19 years that I've helped mothers one-to-one with breastfeeding their babies. Yes! I really have helped mothers and babies 2700 times - and counting. I find it hard to believe too. I think you will agree that it's a volunteer effort worth rewarding.

Please give as much as you can. I'd love to exceed my goal!

Barbara Sturmfels' involvement (page creator)

I'm doing a Sky Dive (Barbara's Bigger Leap) to celebrate having turned 60 AND to raise funds for La Leche League NZ.

It's a fun (I hope!) way to support a charity whose volunteers give so much of their valuable time and expertise to help others in their communities.

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Cash donations & tax rebates  7 March 2016

Thanks to my local friends who have given donations in the form of cash. I'm just adding this note to let you all know that I'm adding 50% to the amount you give when I pay it in. This is because LLLNZ is a registered NZ charity and donations to it attract tax rebates of 33.3%. I'll claim back the rebate when I do my tax return, ensuring that the NZ govt is also contributing to this fundraising effort.

To everyone who has donated directly themselves, don't forget to keep your receipts as you will be able to claim a tax rebate of 1/3 too (if you are an NZ taxpayer, that is).

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Barbara's Bigger Leap 2016

Barbara is skydiving and needs your donations to add to the fun. Help Barbara and La Leche League to keep supporting breastfeeding mums.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 24 Mar 2016
Jenny Middlemass
Jenny Middlemass on 20 Mar 2016
LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education
LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education on 19 Mar 2016
Congratulations from your fans!
Lisa Walshe
Lisa Walshe on 16 Mar 2016
Barbara you're braver than I & an inspiration!
From Haydn.
From Haydn. on 11 Mar 2016
Thx, Haydn. Much appreciated. Barbara xx.

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This campaign started on 7 Feb 2016 and ended on 31 Mar 2016.