Paddle for Purpose

$16,907 of $30,000 goal
Given by 219 generous donors in around 10 months

Sea kayaking from Cape Reinga to Wellington for charity

Cared, Connor, Drew and Kurt are avid lovers of the outdoors. We are sea kayaking from Cape Reinga to Wellington (2000+ km) down the east coast to raise money for NZ Mental Health Foundation and Live Ocean.

We have selected these two charities because as a group, we recognise the importance of mental health and we want to support those in need, those working in this sector and hope to remove some of the stigma around getting support for your mental health. All of us have also found solace through exercise and nature. We believe that time and exercise in nature can help heal the body, mind and soul, so we also want to support Live Ocean who are doing amazing work trying to make out oceans healthier. We hope, with your help, to leave our moana and awa better than we found it, so that others can also find the same solace we have.

We left from Cape Reinga on 6th March 2024 and expect to arrive in Wellington mid to late May. All money that is raised will be donated equally to our two charities. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Live GPS Tracking of our Paddle for Purpose team is available in the link below (

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Latest update

New Goal!  2 March 2024

We've decided to create a fundraising goal! Lets reach it by the time we get into Wellington!

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Activity tracking

Time spent exercising: 423 hrs 12 mins
Total distance covered: 1,689.4 km

Latest activity

P4P Day 75 - Barney's Whare to Eastbourne  19 May 2024

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6 hrs 24 mins
23.2 km

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Latest donations

Lynnis 10 hours ago
A great accomplishment. Thanks for the excellent daily reports, and opening yourself up to the public. You all have my total admiration.
David Starshaw
David Starshaw 17 hours ago
Well done, Cared :)
Joni 3 days ago
Amazing! I’ve only just come across this page today but love your work.
Pip 3 days ago
Awesome achievement
Dylan 4 days ago
Hope you reach your goal of 30,000 dollars here is 5,50 good job.

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This campaign started on 9 Aug 2023 and ends on 9 Aug 2024.