100km for $100k
Hitch for Hope: Cape Reinga - Bluff, generously supported by UIL
Hitching the length of NZ to help facilitate the conversation on mental health, raising support for Gumboot Friday.Nationwide
We are a group of 6 travellers from 6 different countries hitching from Cape Reinga - Bluff in 10 days.
Our aim is to help facilitate the conversation on mental health, and raise support for Gumboot Friday.
We also want to promote hitchhiking as a means of sustainable and social transport; a practical way to bring back the beauty and magic of human encounters through conversation and connection.
NZ Mental Health Statistics
Figures released last year by the Ministry of Justice, showed New Zealand’s suicide rates had increased for four consecutive years and are one of the leading countries in the world for youth suicide. Last year in New Zealand 137 young people died by suicide and it is estimated another 3,500 attempted to take their own lives. While Government agencies are doing their best, some kids are waiting up to six months to receive the counselling they so urgently need.
Gumboot Friday is an initiative created by I AM HOPE to provide FREE kids counselling in a timely manner. All money raised goes straight to the qualified counsellors, with no hidden costs.
United Industries Ltd.
United Industries' group of 12 companies throughout NZ believe in our mission, and they are walking the talk by matching dollar for dollar everything we raise - with a $50,000 fundraising target. Incredible! :)
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Still going! 19 June 2021
Thank you for all the support! We are so grateful. Thank you for all the counselling sessions you are gifting to those most in need!
We will keep running the page till the end of June, as the team make their way up the North Island.
Next update: The presentation ceremony with I am Hope!
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This page was created on 12 May 2021 and closes on 30 Jun 2021.