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Dave's Bike Dream for Heart Kids

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Given by 109 generous donors in one month

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I'm cycling 1500 km in Italy in May, with the goal of fundraising $20,000 to support the amazing work Heart Kids does across New Zealand.

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In May I'm riding 12 stages of “La Bella Italia”, a cycle tour of Italy. The tour loosely follows the 2018 Giro d’Italia route, starting in Sicily (with Mt Etna being a highlight). I'll ride almost 1500km and climb the height of 3 Mount Everests! All in support of Heart Kids.

It seems only right that while I'm doing something I love, I take the opportunity to support an incredible charity that truly does make a difference. Each week in New Zealand,12 babies are born with a 'broken heart', meaning that they are born with a congenital heart defect. Imagine what that must be like to go through as a new parent.

Heart Kids are intimately involved in providing support to these families, bridging the gap between what these families desperately need, and what the health service does not always have the time or resources to provide. They receive no government funding, yet support so many with so little. Your donation goes towards supporting Heart Kids and their families across New Zealand.

You can follow my journey at

Many thanks for your generous support!

Latest donations

  • Squirrel

    Squirrel 2 days ago


    Well done Dave on another epic ride and for an awesome cause.


  • Takamitsu Murakami

    Takamitsu Murakami 3 days ago


    Go David!


  • James Cunningham

    James Cunningham 5 days ago


    Well done David. A real achievement, including all the great photos and stories shared along the way.


  • Jo B

    Jo B 6 days ago


    Well done on another amazing effort, I have enjoyed following your journey and seeing the amazing photos.


  • Donna Cooper

    Donna Cooper 6 days ago


    Well done David!


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David Cunningham


I see first-hand the amazing work the Heart Kids team does across New Zealand, as my wife Annie supports hundreds of the Heart families across the Wellington region. Heart Kids truly does have a profound positive impact on families' lives.

All funds raised go to:

  • Heart Kids NZ

    Each week in NZ, 12 babies are born with a heart defect. Heart Kids NZ is the only organisation in New Zealand to support these babies and

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“A very worthy cause indeed....wishing you all the best for the trip and hearing about it when you get back.”
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“Great cause and happy cycling.”
“Good luck David! Don't break anything....”
“Great initiative ... pedal hard.”
“On behalf of the team of MMResearch, all the best for your upcoming challenge.”
“Good stuff David!”
“Good on you David, go hard for a great cause!”
“Go David! Thanks for getting people behind a great cause.”
“A great cause..”
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