$13,385 of $10,000 goal
Given by 141 generous donors in around 4 months

Eugene Sanders Epic Journey to raise awareness of kidney disease, the need for testing and raise funds for Kidney Health NZ.


My name is Eugene Sanders. I recently received a health prognosis that has changed my future forever and is the reason why I am on this journey and raising funds for Kidney Health NZ.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. After a recent check-up, my diagnosis was that my kidney health is deteriorating and that I will be needing a kidney transplant in the near future. In September this year, my 15 year old son, Joshua, was also diagnosed with this hereditary disease. This has prompted me to complete a fundraiser and awareness journey in 2021, before it will be too difficult health wise.

I am about to embark on a 14 day / 1400km challenge on an off-road electric scooter, from Picton to Bluff. This will be a family effort with my brother, Charne Christensen and my wife Janine (who have both offered to be a living kidney donor when the time comes) plus my daughter Jordan and two sons Joshua and Kyle, providing road support on this trip.

I have set up this fundraising page and would love your support to help me create awareness of kidney disease and the need for testing, while raising funds for Kidney Health NZ to enable public awareness and prevention education to continue and grow.

I would really appreciate any support you can provide to help me achieve this goal and would love for you to be apart of this fundraiser journey with me.

Together we can make a difference in someone’s life. Someone out there who is not yet aware that they have a kidney disease and that there is help and support available.

Eugene Sanders - Charne Christensen's involvement (page creator)

Eugene Sanders and his support team will embark on a 14 day / 1400km challenge on an off-road electric scooter, from Picton to Bluff. His goals are to complete this challenge, create awareness of kidney disease and raise funds for Kidney Health NZ.

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Elemeno P
Elemeno P on 01 May 2021
From the NZ Band Elemeno P who met some of the supporters in Hokitika.
Kerry on 08 Apr 2021
Well done Eugene, a great effort
Eugene Sanders - Charne Christensen

Thank you for the awesome donation Kerry. We really appreciate it. Regards Charne and Eugene

Eugene Sanders - Charne Christensen
Josie on 06 Apr 2021
Marty on 05 Apr 2021
Good on you Euge, what a hell of an experience and all for such a terrific cause!!!
Bridget on 31 Mar 2021

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This campaign started on 30 Jan 2021 and ended on 31 May 2021.