Running for Harold and Life Education

$203 donated
Given by 9 generous donors in around 4 months

I will run the Queenstown Full Marathon in November, to raise funds for Life Education Trust Heartland Otago Southland.


I am running the Queenstown Full Marathon in November, and in doing so, hope to raise funds for the Life Education Trust Heartland Otago Southland.

Life Education are a nationwide educational charitable organisation, with 32 different regional trusts operating across the country. We use Harold the giraffe as a mascot to teach primary and intermediate school aged children about respect for themselves and others, the value of leading a healthy life, and how our bodies work. The Life Education program is a valuable aid in helping our children to become good people and citizens of our communities, along with learning strategies to cope with the pressures that life presents.

As a snapshot of the work that our Educator, and Harold, do in our region - last year the Classroom visited 57 schools in our Trust’s area (Makarora to Milton, Glenorchy to Gore, Mosgiel and the Maniototo). In round figures, our Educator delivered lessons to approximately 8,200 children in that period.

The Vision of Life Education is to enable children to reach their full potential. We aim to reach every primary school child in our area with the purpose of educating and inspiring generations to embrace positive choices for a healthy mind and body - BUT we need your help to do this!!

It costs over $150,000 per year for the Heartland Trust to provide its valuable services. With no Government funding, it is vital that the community served by Life Education helps us to deliver the program. To continue to deliver our exceptional experiences, we need your support to remain relevant, while also extending our reach to impact even more children.

By giving to this cause you empower the next generation of Kiwi kids with the knowledge to live full and healthy lives.

Dana Young's involvement (page creator)

I work for Life Education Trust Heartland Otago Southland, so see first hand, the wonderful hard work our team does to keep Harold and Pip on the road; delivering our program, and inspiring thousands of kids every year to be the best they can be!

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Aug 2018
Gill on 06 Aug 2018
Thanks for helping Heartland Harold Dana...
Jo Shearer
Jo Shearer on 06 Aug 2018
Good luck for the run Dana!
Private Donor
Private Donor on 26 Jul 2018
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 25 Jul 2018
Good luck... you'll smash it!!

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This page was created on 24 Jul 2018 and closed on 18 Nov 2018.