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Mon's Marathon Mission for Family Works

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Family violence is not OK. The circumstances some of our families are exposed to is heart-breaking. I'm on a mission to help!

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I'm lucky enough to work for Presbyterian Support East Coast as the Communications Manager (I do the fun stuff!).

I hear daily of the arduous work our Family Works social workers and counsellors do for victims of family violence, child abuse and mental illness. I also hear their struggles and frustrations with lack of funds. Being a charitable organisation there is always a shortfall we have to raise each year.

I'm inspired to raise money for this worthy service by running the Auckland Marathon on Sunday, 28 October. I committed to raising $100 per kilometre – that’s $100 x 42 kilometres =$4,200.

However, if I can raise $5,000 it will give 10 more children access to much-needed counselling and social work.

- Children who have lost a family member and are grieving

- Children who’ve witnessed a family member being beaten or abused

- Children who are victims of abuse

My story:

I’ve always loved running. I started off running a few kilometres to get back into shape as a teenager and then, I suppose you could say, I got the running bug. It’s a good challenge and the runner’s high gets me every time.

I’ve run four half marathons in my lifetime – after completing my first 12 years ago, I added a full marathon to my bucket list. It’s been at the back of my mind but knee injuries kept holding me back, until I actually never thought I’d tick that marathon off my list.

Then I got married, had two beautiful boys, got older, got wiser (slightly), and while running with no particular goal in mind I began yoga to keep my knee injuries at bay. That has made the world of difference and I went on to do my most recent half marathon in May and ran my best time.

Two weeks after that run, my mum passed away after a long, brave and horrendous battle with cancer. She was 66. That changed my perspective on everything. Life really is short and you don’t know what’s around the corner – so I signed up to do the marathon. Because if I don’t do it now, when will I? I’m fit and healthy so I’m making the most of my time while I can.

Being a mum and lucky to have a close-knit family, I can’t help but have a heavy heart for those poor families and children going through hard times due to reasons out of their control. So I thought, if I can make a small difference and give 10 more children access to much needed help, then lets do it!

So there you have it, I’m committed to raising $5,000! I would be ever so grateful for your support. Every dollar helps. Please donate today!


Latest donations

  • Peter and Raewyn Drury

    Peter and Raewyn Drury on 29 Oct 2018

    $30

    $30

  • Vivienne

    Vivienne on 29 Oct 2018

    $20

    So proud of you, Mon!

    $20

  • Simon Cartwright

    Simon Cartwright on 27 Oct 2018

    $20

    Best of luck Monique!

    $20

  • Emma Dolley

    Emma Dolley on 27 Oct 2018

    Private

    Well done Monique! What an inspiration you are x

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Oct 2018

    $100

    $100

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Monique Jeffares

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Hawke's Bay

I'm lucky enough to work for Presbyterian Support East Coast and witness daily the amazing work our social workers, counsellors and nurses do - but also their struggles and frustrations with lack of funds. Being a charitable organisation there is always a shortfall to raise each year.

I'm inspired to contribute as much as I can to help them fulfill their duties, in order to help families prosper on the East Coast.

All funds raised go to:

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“Kia kaha!”
“You are amazing Monique! Love Nat and Hayden xx”
“What an absolute great cause. Well done Monique and the best of luck.”
“Definitely behind you - not only an amazing personal feat, but such a great cause.”
“You rule Monique. Such a special gal. Xoxo”
“An Inspiration to your boys xx”
“Kia kaha Monique! All the best for your run. Ange x”
“Good on you Monique, making a difference in some lucky kids lives xx”
“Good on you Monique xx”
“Go hard Mon, we are right with you! xxx”
$5,097 of $5,000 goal

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