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Barbara's Bigger Leap 2016

  • 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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  • Here's the video!

      22 February 2016

    Damian, my life support system ie tandem diver, took this fabulous video of our dive.

    There's a cool coincidence story too... LLLTaupo Leader Kristina had helped Damian's wife with breastfeeding their baby. That connection really helped to make my day special.

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  • I did it! Mission accomplished!

      22 February 2016
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    What an amazing experience. The skydive was fabulous.

    Donations are still open, for those who have been holding off until I'd actually done it. You can cough up now!

    My fundraising target of $2700 was reached today, thanks to many very generous donors.

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  • Big Jump Tomorrow

      21 February 2016
    Posted by: La Leche League New Zealand

    Tomorrow's the day, weather permitting, that Barbara will launch herself from a speeding plane high above Lake Taupo. She's done so well with her fundraising so far please help Barbara to reach her target of one dollar $ for every mum she has helped with breastfeeding. Every dollar counts.

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  • Nearly jump day

      14 February 2016
    Posted by: La Leche League New Zealand

    The big day is nearly here. Barbara is heading down to Taupo. Sometime in the next two weeks she will plunge out of a plane. She's over half way to her fundraising goal already. It's all to help La Leche League keep informing and encouraging breastfeeding mums. Thank you to all those who have donated so far and extra special thanks to Barbara who's adding another exciting dimension to her breastfeeding supporter role.

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  • Wow! Over halfway to my fundraising goal already!

      12 February 2016
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    After just a few days, donations are already over half way towards my goal. Thanks to everyone who has donated already, whether your donation has been large or small. You're awesome. Looking forward to seeing the total steadily increase as the day of my jump approaches.

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    • 21/02/2016 by Janine

      Hi Barbara, I've heard you are going to do your big jump tomorrow. I hope the weather holds. All the best and hang on tiiiiiiight. You are the bravest!