Veteran crisis support with No Duff Charitable Trust 12 hour running challenge.

$3,277 of $5,000 goal
Given by 67 generous donors in 8 weeks

I intend to run for 12 hours around Whangarei Basin Loop for the No Duff Charitable Trust, to support Veterans in our community, in need.


I intend to run for 12 hours, around the Whangarei Basin Loop (4.4K).

There is a worldwide crisis for Veterans and their families.

The No Duff Charitable Trust is dedicated to crisis management and the transition and welfare of Veterans and their families, to civilian life.

No Duff has a crisis team in New Zealand and across Australasia (partnered with Overwatch Australia) for Veterans and their families.

This charity is funded through donations & is in need of your help. My original thought was to raise funds to send a Veteran to Outward Bound to help with their transition. This outstanding organisation provided a framework for Veterans to connect with others who have experienced similar, sometimes more intense difficulties in returning to civilian life.

No Duff previously had a 24 hour response line, 365 days of the year to help those in need. Veterans throughout the country have volunteered to heed the call of a brother or sister in difficulty.

Due to a lack of funding, No Duff have had to cut back the response line by 90%. This is akin to the suicide hotline being cut back. I would now like to redirect the purpose of this challenge to directly support the the response line.

What is No Duff, you may ask? It is a military term used during training to alert of a real emergency situation occurring. The situation for some of our Veterans is real & happening right now. A No Duff has been called.

I hope to raise $5000 towards this cause.

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Jeanine on 18 Nov 2019
Well done Simon for raising awareness and completing such an amazing challenge!
J on 18 Nov 2019
So cool to care so much for other people that you run for 12 hours. 👍
Petricia on 18 Nov 2019
Good luck
Simon on 18 Nov 2019
This money was raised by a bake sale & sausage sizzle while I ran the Loop. Thank you to my family & friends who organised this. Thank you to the people walking past & supporting this cause.
Eric on 18 Nov 2019
Well done Simon
Simon Namana

Thank you very much Eric.

Simon Namana

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This page was created on 22 Sep 2019 and closed on 19 Nov 2019.