Heart Surf - Sponsored Surf

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Heart Surf - Sponsor a Relay Surf to raise funds for Vickie's Cancer Medication

Christchurch, Canterbury

Heart Surf is a fundraising event to raise funds for Vickie and Ryan Hudson-Craig who are having to self-fund Vickie’s cancer treatment. www.melanomaheart.co.nz tells the full story and the desperate battle they face to keep Vickie on her medication.

Inspired by the record of the World’s longest surf, their friends came up with the idea of trying to start the longest relay surf in Sumner during the nation’s favourite surf festival*. From 6am Friday 5th April a small team of local legends will take part in a 36 hour, continuous, surf relay at Sumner Beach.

Please donate to sponsor the surfers who are taking part to raise funds for Vickie.

Vickie's medication costs just over $7 an hour so a $15 donation will pay for 2 hours! Each surfer will be doing at least an hour of the relay so let's keep the surfers going and try and raise as much we can!

*Please note that while we are delighted to be sharing the beach with The Single Fin Mingle over the period of our fundraiser, the two events are in no way associated.

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Thank you  15 April 2024

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Heart Surf Event that took place just over a week ago. The response to the event and the event itself has been mind blowing and has taken time to comprehend.

It was without doubt one of the best weekends - the community, the surfing, the fun and of course the amount raised. Our wildest dreams could not have imagined a better outcome in every respect. We are grateful for each and every donation and we wish we could thank each donor personally. As some wish to remain anonymous we respect that but please know that our thanks goes to each of you and we have read every message.

You have changed three lives - thank you.

We are extending the pages as there are further fundraising events planned.

We also hope to advocate for those in a similar position to us and for Melanoma New Zealand who do so much for this misunderstood cancer.

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Good luck Vickie!!!
Bhupesh on 08 May 2024
Sending good wishes for your recovery and treatment.

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This campaign started on 25 Mar 2024 and ended on 30 Jun 2024.