RUN FOR A CAUSE
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Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2021 is much more than a fun event, it is also a chance to give back to our community by raising funds and awareness for charities that need our support.
This year's principal charity is the Mental Health Foundation of NZ, the foundation is looking for keen participants to get involved with their Round the Bays team. Signing up to fundraise will support the charity's goals to promote mental wellness all around New Zealand.
The 2021 event also has five affiliate charities these are - Wellington Cancer Society, Conservation Volunteers NZ, Special Olympics NZ, Stroke Foundation NZ and the Wellington City Mission.
Find out more about the charities below.
Principal Charity - Te kaupapa matua
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Move for Mental Health and raise funds and awareness at Round the Bays 2021. Choose to run/walk and raise money to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works through nationwide campaigns and services to promote what we know makes and keeps people mentally well.
Money raised from Wellington Round the Bays will go towards creating free mental health resources and providing up-to-date information for everyone across Aotearoa. With over 500,000 free resources distributed every year, your fundraising efforts will help Kiwis support their friends, hoamahi/colleagues and whānau, as well as equipping communities with the tools to maintain hauora/health.
Run for Mental Health at Wellington Round the Bays 2020 and receive:
A fundraising how-to guide for beginners, and motivational emails and wellbeing tips from our team.
Kai! While you’re running we’ll be on BBQ duty. High fives, warm fuzzies, sausages (or vegan patties) and a cold non-alcoholic beverage await you at the finish line.
Raise $200 and receive a special ‘I’m sweating for mental health’ running t-shirt as a reminder that what you’re doing is also good for your own wellbeing.
Actual stickers you can stick around the house and on your clothing to remind you how awesome you are or give away to the people who donate to your efforts.
Affiliated Charities - Whakawhanaunga roopu aroha
Wellington Cancer Society
Every day, 63 New Zealanders will hear the words “I am sorry, you have cancer.” If you or someone you care about has cancer or if you want to reduce your own risk of cancer, we are here to help.
Cancer Society Wellington is an independent charity and 100% community funded.
If you want to talk – we are here to listen. No one should face cancer alone… with the Cancer Society here, you won’t have to.
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand
We believe that everyone can make a difference to the health of our environment. Through our projects, volunteers can connect to nature and their local community by planting and caring for native trees, eradicating pests and weeds, protecting threatened species, and helping to make our natural spaces accessible to everyone.
Our projects focus on restoring our wild places and protecting this beautiful natural environment we are lucky enough to call home. We make it easy to get involved so our volunteers come from all walks of life. He rau ringa e oti ai – by many hands the task is completed.
Special Olympics New Zealand
Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) offers a year-round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with an intellectual disability. More than 5,000 athletes throughout New Zealand participate in the 13 different Olympic-type summer and winter sports offered by Special Olympics New Zealand.
While sport is the basis of the organisation, the benefits of participating in Special Olympics are much greater than physical fitness. SONZ changes lives. Through participating in sport, athletes with intellectual disabilities make friends, have fun, show courage, gain confidence and get to be part of a team.
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
The Stroke Foundation is the only national charity in New Zealand focused on the prevention of and recovery from stroke. For 40 years, they have actively promoted ways to avoid stroke and dedicated their services to working closely with stroke survivors and their whānau across the country. Three quarters of strokes are preventable, which is why raising funds to support vital awareness campaigns and health promotion programmes is so important.
Wellington City Mission
For many Wellingtonians, reality is different, and life is hard. Whether you are sleeping rough, struggling to make ends meet or can’t put food on the table – The Wellington City Mission is here to help you.
We provide transitional housing, rest home and hospital-level residential care, food parcels, emergency, 1:1, whānau and social work support, and financial mentoring.
We’ll walk alongside you, advocate on your behalf and support you to achieve empowerment, transformation and fullness of life.
The difference you will make
The money you raise will help us continue to provide food, housing and social work support to transform the lives of people in need all across Wellington.
Your donation could help provide a food parcel for a family in need, a hot drink and food in our Community Lounge in Newtown, accommodation in one of our housing facilities, or for a meeting with one of our social workers.
$5 could provide a free hot drink and meal in our Community Lounge
$10 could provide hygiene products to restore dignity for someone in need
$50 could provide a small weekly food parcel for a family in need