A group of “hardened” scooterists (myself – Terena Currey, you and friends) are going to ride from Wanganui to Taupo on 50cc scooters on a run to raise money and awareness for the Child Cancer Foundation..
We will be leaving Trafalger Square Car Park at 7:30am (oohh I can hear the groans) and heading on a route that takes us first to Bulls, and then up State Highway 1 to Taupo. There will be several stops along the way to relieve numb bottoms, and refuel both people and scooters. All stops will have toilets available and the chance for refreshments.
What we are after is for people to gain sponsorship (a bit like the 40 hour Famine) for the Child Cancer Foundation, and this can be done by a straight donation of a set amount e.g. $20 for the run, or by sponsoring per km e.g. 10c per km. There is an online website for this set up through fundraiseonline.co.nz!.
We have a website up (www.centralplateauscooterchallenge.co.nz) and this will be regularly updated with information regarding the run, there will be added in the new year a form to register yourself and/or team of up to 6 people, and other information such as the prizes available, and even how to maintain your scooter for the challenge. It costs nothing to enter the Challenge, but I do encourage people to do their best with the fund-raising, you could get a prize if you win the category for the most money raised, best dressed male/female and there are a lot more…
The Child Cancer Foundation does a number of wonderful things for sick Kiwi children and their families. Research, family time away, counseling, bereavement grants, even the little things that really count when times get tough, like a grocery top-up or a wig!
If you would like any more information, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call me on 021 2045591.
There will be a lot of like-minded people on this ride, and it will be a lot of fun with a wonderful feeling of reward at the end of it! Every little bit counts whether it be $5 or $5000, and as the Child Cancer Foundation says “No child or their family walking the childhood cancer journey should ever feel alone”.