Walking Pillar to Post

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


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!

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

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Few more days  20 January 2021

Posted by: Ben Gatting

Just extending the deadline a few days!

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Guest Donor on 26 Jan 2021
Amazing journey for a great cause. We have loved watching your progress and seeing the beautiful photos along the way. Hope you are enjoying some well deserved rest and reflection now!
Harrison on 25 Jan 2021
So good for it Gats! absolute hero
Jason on 24 Jan 2021
The man
Oliver on 23 Jan 2021
Massive achievement Ben from all of The Stones xxx
Melanie on 23 Jan 2021
Amazing Ben! Mel Bullock x

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