Biking from Christchurch to Kolkata for Joyya 🚴

$1,105 donated
Given by 26 generous donors in around 6 months

Participating in Joyride


It seems pretty simple that kids should get to enjoy being kids. But that’s not always the case for those in the communities in Kolkata that Joyya work alongside. Poverty doesn’t leave a heap of space for fun or joy.

So, let’s raise some money to help make fun and joy happen!

It's 11,267km from Christchurch to Kolkata, so throughout October I'll be cycling 11,267m, knowing that with your support this can make a difference to kids in Kolkata.

Hit that 'Donate' button to send funds to Joyya and help bring some joy!

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We've reached the end!  1 November 2023

Yesterday was the final day for Joyride 2023. It has been a genuine joy to see so many people take part and donate, all coming together to raise money for Joyya and the communities in Kolkata where they live and work. A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and contributed towards this.

And for those asking, yes, I achieved my goal 😂 It’s 11,267km from Christchurch to Kolkata, so I had aimed to bike 11,267m throughout October. And hooray - I did it! You can still sponsor me for this incredible accomplishment 😉

My final bike ride was to a local park to experience my own fun and play - just like we want the kids in Kolkata to experience.

Were there any kids at this playground? No. Was I alone in the playground? Yes.

Did I go down the slide anyway? Yes. Yes I did.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

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In Kolkata a lot of kids have pretty tough lives and don't get to enjoy just being kids. Joyride is your opportunity to bring a little joy!

Latest donations

Lil on 02 Nov 2023
You're awesome for doing this! Woop!
Erin White

Lil! This is so so lovely of you, thank you for your support!

Erin White
Katie on 01 Nov 2023
So proud of you lovely! 🚴‍♀️
Erin White

Aw you are so great! Thank you for this!

Erin White
Ange on 31 Oct 2023
Erin White

I knew I impressed you when I biked to card night! Thank you Ange, this is so kind!

Erin White
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Guest Donor on 31 Oct 2023
Erin White

Thank you for this!

Erin White
Sofia on 30 Oct 2023
Woo, you've inspired us all Erin! And raised some great awareness and $ for joyya 🥰
Erin White

Aw much love for you Sofia (and whānau!) Thank you!

Erin White

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