Last year my great nephew became a paraplegic in a mountain bike accident. I have been following his progress of recovery and have great admiration for his uncomplaining positive attitude towards “getting on with his new life”. Over this time I learnt the NZ Spinal Trust has played a big role in his recovery and I have become more aware of the multiple ways they support people with spinal injury.
I am planning to walk over 300 km of the Te Araroa Trail, from Kerikeri to Dome Valley over the month of March to raise funds for the NZ Spinal Trust.
Please support my appeal by making a donation and sharing my campaign to help more Kiwis like my great nephew navigate their way through the challenges that come from a spinal cord injury.
For more info on the spectacular trail check out https://www.tearararoa.org.nz
Hi friends and family Firstly, a huge thank you for all the messages of support, donations to the New Zealand Spinal Trust, and for for the “food drops” and company along the way that always seemed to come when needed most. The attached link explains my motivation for doing this tramp. The website will be … Continue reading A HUGE Thankyou
The reality of days and days of tramping. Do I chose this dirty sock, or this dirtier sock? Just as well there are gorgeous vistas at every turn to keep us distracted from the reality of our laundry situation!
A fairly typical Northland vista showing the bush, terrain and beautiful beaches. Cape Brett in the far distance Our 3 “homes” Tane Moana. Indescribably magnificent Nikau Bay a beautiful eco camping spot where we are bunking down in a cabin riding out the torrential storm and Ann is resting her blistered feet. We are the … Continue reading First week’s highlights
I’m doing this for Liam and others like him. Facing a scary time, it’s the experience and support of individuals and organisations like the NZ Spinal Trust that help him navigate this new life.
Getting fit in preparation for my fundraising tramp means I get to see more areas of our beautiful and infinitely varied landscapes. Napier foreshore looking towards Cape Kidnappers on a day more suited to swimming than walking at 32 degrees!
What more beautiful place to do a weekend of training in than Tawharanui Regional Park. Today was a bit more challenging being hot and very humid and carrying a full weight pack. However, the tramp felt easier being in one of my most favourite places in the world, coming across four moreTtakahe, many Tieke, … Continue reading 29 Days to Go