The Wheels on the (Chat) Bus go round and round!

$1,996 of $2,500 goal
Given by 34 generous donors in 5 weeks

You donate, I cycle and share a daily video that I'm doing the mahi for kids all proceeds go direct to the Chatbus, thanks!


I will cycle each day posting a video of your fun at my expense (see the donation options)of February, you donations will fuel the Chatbus service which has growing need to service the kids with counselling...

The Chatbus is a mobile counselling service for primary and intermediate age school kids. Started 13 years ago by my Kindy Teacher Averil Pierce; who has grown it to 7 buses and 8 counsellors and continue to gain requests to expand with more schools and more areas - Dunedin to Invercargill and parts of Central Otago, of course, have wheels, can travel.

I wish this service was available when I was a kid, so between Averil being my kindy teacher and first unofficial counsellor I felt it was time i supported something close to my heart in many ways, as they say "Charity starts at home".

You'll hear from Averil in our YARN interviews, the details of requirements, this runs entirely on grants and donations, so you help has a direct impact in helping kids.

Whether it is major problems of Mental Health, Homelife, School Life, or Social life for kids Chatbus helps everyone regardless - sometimes it is the skills to deal with a problem between friends or other life skills kids aren't being taught to major counselling and support.

You can DONATE:

$5 - A coffees worth or more is all we ask, please

$50 to Paint a Fingernail

$100 for Mention/thanks on video, press ups, random exercise extra

$250 to wear your Company T-shirt, Sing a song,

$500 Ridiculous outsift, onezies, wigs,

Ryan Ashton's involvement (page creator)

Chatbus is a mobile counselling service for Primary and Intermediate age kids. As a kid who suffered a lot of bullying that affected me throughout my life and continues to, I wish this service was around when I was kid.

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Latest update

#WheelsOnTheBus ride for The Chatbus is completed - thank you!  1 March 2021

Hello all you kind souls,

I want to thank you for your contribution to the Chatbus with your donations, comments, support and those who also rode with me Rod, Ben, Chris, Marcel, Aashay, it's hugely appreciated!

I will do a final ride and thanks you, so keep an eye on Linkedin with thanks!


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Mark Denvir
Mark Denvir on 27 Feb 2021
Ryan Ashton

Thank you Mark!!

Ryan Ashton
John on 22 Feb 2021
Keep on rolling Ryan
Ryan Ashton

Rolling, rolling, Rolling, keep those big wheels rolling! Thanks John!

Ryan Ashton
Lee on 21 Feb 2021
Kia kaha tonu e hoa! Keep up the important work brother, nga mihi nui.
Me on 21 Feb 2021
👍🏼 Great effort Ryan and all
Ryan Ashton

Thank you from us all!

Ryan Ashton
Raj Yama
Raj Yama on 21 Feb 2021
Ryan Ashton

Thank you Raj!

Ryan Ashton

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This page was created on 23 Jan 2021 and closed on 28 Feb 2021.