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Walking Pillar to Post

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Given by 79 generous donors in around 4 months

Hiking the Te Araroa Trail 20/21 🇳🇿 Raising funds for Pillars

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Kia ora! For the rest of 2020 and beginning of 2021 I’m hiking the Te Araroa Trail - a 3000km trail winding all the way from Cape Reinga to Bluff. This relatively new trail, which is made up of a range of different smaller trails, explores heaps all of the incredible landscape NZ has to offer. Depending on weather and injury (and moving alert levels...!), I’m hoping to finish it anywhere between 95 and 120 days.

Through this thru-hike I’ll be raising funds for the amazing charity Pillars, Ka Pou Whakahou. Over 23,000 children in NZ have at least one parent in prison, and are nine times more likely to go to prison as a result. Pillars works to provide these children with mentoring and wrap around services for their whānau and caregivers.

The work of Pillars affects real generational change, and any money donated can help contribute to a positive future for the child and strengthen the community around them. Any amount donated at all is appreciated and makes a difference!

You can follow my journey here:

More info on Pillars here:

Ben Gatting's involvement (page creator)

Through this thru-hike I’ll be raising funds for the amazing charity Pillars, Ka Pou Whakahou.

Latest update

Few more days  20 January 2021

Posted by: Ben Gatting

Just extending the deadline a few days!

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Jody & Claire
Jody & Claire 18 mins ago
Congrats Ben, wicked effort! Loved following your progress, inspirational!
Lotu-Iiga Family
Lotu-Iiga Family 47 mins ago
So awesome Ben! Well done x
Norgate family
Norgate family 4 hours ago
Inspirational. Congratulations
Angus 10 hours ago
Well done. Mighty effort!
Tania 11 hours ago

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