Taking business leaders out of their boardrooms and into their community to raise crucial funds for the Mission’s Back to School programme.
Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose - Jeremy Dixon
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Jeremy ‘Dicko the deepfryer’ Dixon, CEO - Isaac Construction Ltd.
What is your cooking experience? After last years “Plate Up for a Purpose” event, a lot better than it was previously!
What is your signature dish? I would call it “below average”
Why are you putting yourself on the line? I was part of the event last year and saw the positive impact that the community can have, when it comes together, in raising funds for a great cause. I was apprehensive about doing it again as I would be asking for support from the same people as last time and given the events of this past year did not want to be putting pressure on people again. However, after a bit of reflection I realised that times like this is when causes like Plate Up need even more support from community as their normal funding streams dry up fast. Also, the demand for the back to school support will be even greater this year due to tougher economic times. Anything I can do to help promote the cause is well worth it.
Jeremy Dixon's involvement (page creator)
The Christchurch City Mission runs 13 services including the Back to School programme, emergency foodbank, separate men's and women's emergency night shelters, addiction counselling, men's and women's day programmes.
I can report that I successfully completed the Buller half challenge on Sat 13th Feb. I snuck under the challenge time by 1min! Finishing in 2.04hrs. Pretty slow, but considering the short training period and the fact I suffered a partial tear to my MCL in my right knee 1.5weeks before race day, I am pretty happy to just complete it. It was a fair amount of pain in the last 5 km's! For those that pledged - time to pay up! For those that donated - Thank you so much.
I am a little short of the $5k donations target for the run so at this stage I do not have to commit to the full next year! - If late doantions tip it over the $5k mark then I will meet the challenge. Thanks to my brother Fraser for being a training partner, supporrter, and fellow competitor (he beat me!). And to Mike, Shaun, Amanda, Blair and Dad for being there on the weekend and supporting and / or running it also. Also to my wife Fi for builidng up my ego and doing everything to help me make the start line after my MCL injury!!! Legends.
Thanks Pip - nobody got food posioning on the night!!
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This page was created on 14 Oct 2020 and closed on 7 Mar 2021.