The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ works to restore sight and end avoidable blindness in the Pacific where 4 out of 5 people who are blind don'
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I'm walking from Cape Reinga to Bluff following the Te Araroa trail to raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation to restore sight!
I developed a love of tramping through the fantastic opportunities provided by the 14th Christchurch Boy’s Brigade Company, with which I am now a volunteer leader.
The Te Araroa trail is a 3000km journey that spans the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff. I will be walking from the North down, over a period of 4 - 6 months through cities, towns, farms and backcountry bush, starting mid-November 2016. I am immensely passionate about hiking, and revel at the chance to spend a sustained period of time experiencing the diverse landscapes of New Zealand. I believe that I should explore and experience what my own country has to offer before travelling overseas. I will be travelling with my close high school friend, James Wright.
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From working at Specsavers I was introduced to the Fred Hollows Foundation, a non-profit aid organisation that aims to restore sight to those who are unable to access adequate eye care. Working as an optical assistant gave me an appreciation for the huge impact that poor eye health can have on a person’s life. Living in a developed western country, I cannot imagine the trials faced by people suffering from preventable eye diseases without medical care. It is for this reason that I have chosen to use this walk as a means to raise funds and awareness for the Fred Hollows Foundation.
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