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The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth Raises $20,698

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth Raises $20,698 for Local Youth

Kapiti Run for Youth took place on Sunday 31 March with close to 300 participants. The final fundraising amount is now known, $20,698 was raised for local Kapiti youth.

“We are exceptionally pleased with this result,” says Richard Calkin, Founder of Web Genius, “as much time is invested with Web Genius staff and other local business people who plan and help to run the event. We are always aiming to return as much money as we can back to our community via official Fundraising Partners working with youth, so we are very happy as we raised more than last year, which was $19,787. Going over the $20K mark was our goal this year.”

Helene Judge, Campaign Manager goes on to say, “every Fundraising Partner has benefited from this event as they will shortly receive 70% of the total funds raised by participants who choose their organisation to support at the time of registration. What has transpired this year is $11,625 being raised by local business sponsors and the balance of $9,073 being raised by individuals and groups taking part. This is an excellent balance of effort and we are very grateful to everyone for supporting the event.

“To be transparent with payments made to Fundraising Partners, this is how it panned out,” says Richard.
Challenge for Change


Kapiti Basketball Association


Kapiti College


Kapiti Youth Support


Paraparaumu College


The Shed Project Kapiti


ZEAL Kapiti


49 Squadron Air Cadets


“Our minds are now turning to the 2020 date for Kapiti Run for Youth, so anchor the date in your calendar now: Sunday 29th March,” says Helene

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