Our community at Unit 54 are collectively box jumping the height of Mt Everest (17,421 box jumps) all in support of Gumboot Friday!
Upper Hutt, Wellington
On Saturday the 4th of November, our community at Unit 54 - Upper CrossFit will collectively box jump or box step up the height of Mt Everest.
Thats a total of = 17,421 box jumps
All in support of gumboot Friday!!!!
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 by I Am Hope Foundation, a fundraising and advocacy organisation, which supports young people who are struggling with their mental health. We help connect young people with existing counsellors or therapists and provide funding, so that kids get help as soon as they need it.
Help us support this incredible cause!