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Help me help them achieve their dream - Project Noah “Float the Boat”

$3,820 of $4,500 goal
Given by 43 generous donors in around 3 months

I’m going to walk up the Mount everyday for the next 3 months until Nov 30th 2020 to help raise funds for Project Noah - Float the Boat.

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  Bay of Plenty

I had been looking for some time to find a non profit organisation to fundraise for. The requirements I looked for were mens mental health, locally based, community focused and not a big known "under dog" in regards to funding I guess you would say.

During my time in the police, especially as a forensic photographer I saw first hand the worst case scenarios of everyday struggles that people, in particular men have in reaching out, finding help and getting some colour back into their day. I too have personally struggled with this at times through my own life, and now are in a stronger, brighter, more colourful world myself.

My happy place is the sea, on it or in it, ... actually now I am older its more on it to be honest. Sea, boats, fishing and sharing that with others are all things close to my own heart. Things that a lot of us take for granted because we have boats, or mates with boats.

Not everyone is as fortunate.

That's were the Wish for Fish NPO comes in. The purpose of their charity is to provide individuals with a physical or mental disability, an illness or financial hardship, access and opportunity to enjoy the freedom and pleasure of our ocean waters. They use fishing as the prime vehicle to achieve this goal, an approach unique to Wish4Fish.

Project Noah - "Float the Boat" is the dream of Wish for Fish Registered Charitable Trust Founder Bryce Dinneen. That dream is to build a purpose designed vessel to provide all New Zealanders with the opportunity to experience the joys of the ocean that we all take for granted.

The boat is a fully wheelchair accessible, Roger Hill custom designed 18m by 6.5m alloy high displacement cat, powered by twin marine diesel engines. Built here in the Mount by Kim Bertelsens team at Kingfisher Boats and Powercats.

They aim to provide over 1000 beneficiaries of the charity a charter trip every year. This includes a wide spectrum of the community, from educational institutions to our aged care residents.

They aim to provide a sense of hope to their beneficiaries that regardless of their circumstances they can achieve great things and there is always a silver lining in any situation.

If you would like to help Float the Boat please donate (every dollar counts) and/or share this page.

Many thanks for your help.


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Latest update

Big push for the last month!!!❤️❤️  30 October 2020

Posted by: Paula Tanuvasa

What an amazing effort to reach the goal in 2 months, not 3!

Surprisingly we got there with only 36 contributors. Thank you thank you thank you to each one of of you, no matter what the amount was. I know Bryce and the team at Wish 4 fish, Project Noah really appreciate everything g that is being done.

I have decided to up my goal and see what we can achieve for them in the final month.

Let’s do this!!

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Sharron 2 days ago
Thank you for doing this mate, well done with the grit and tenacity you put into this initiative.
Fran on 10 Nov 2020
Love to see that you reached the goal! Let's get higher! Lovely greetings and a big hug from Germany
Anne on 09 Nov 2020
great cause...well done
Patrick on 05 Nov 2020
Great cause, great mate!
Natalie on 30 Oct 2020
Well done, amazing determination for a great cause.

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