Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Foundation for Youth Development’s Big Walk Returns For 2013

5 February 2013

FYD’s Big Walk Returns For 2013

Event: FYD’s Big Walk
Date: Sunday 14 April 2013
Time: 10am Auckland, 9am Wellington, 10am Christchurch
Where: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
Cost: Auckland: $120 Bridge Climb, Wellington: $5 child, $10 adult, $20 family, Christchurch: Gold coin donation.
Website: www.bigwalk.org.nz

Kiwis are encouraged to put on their walking shoes and get along to three exciting locations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to raise money for Kiwi kids, as the annual FYD Big Walk returns for 2013.

For the first time in the history of FYD’s Big Walk, Auckland walkers will test their skills and walk AJ Hackett’s legendary Auckland Bridge Climb (limited 125 spaces). Wellington walkers will once again take on their choice of a 2km, 5km or 10km walk on the glorious Zealandia track and Christchurch walkers will choose from a 2km, 4km or 10km walk and family fun day in Kyle Park (Hornby).

In addition to the three walks, this year FYD are encouraging people to get involved by creating their own event in the month of April for their school, workplace, sports team or just for themselves. Participants will be set up with a fundraising page and all the tips needed to make their event a success. These events can be anything from a run to a skydive, it is just about setting yourself an active challenge and having fun with family and friends.

The annual event run by FYD is aimed at raising awareness and money for FYD and the work it does with young Kiwis across New Zealand.

About FYD:

The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) is a child and youth charity founded by Graeme Dingle and Jo-anne Wilkinson in 1995 as the Project K Trust. FYD is now a leader in the field of child and youth development, running several successful proven programmes – Kiwi Can, Stars and Project K – across New Zealand and MYND in Auckland.

These programmes use elements of the great outdoors, inspirational classroom leaders and world-class mentors to help kids, from age 5 to 18, keep on track, develop confidence and self-belief, set goals for the future, and contribute positively to society.

With New Zealand’s stunning outdoors and close-knit communities as the backdrop, FYD’s programmes build on young people’s talents through physical and mental challenges; developing core life skills and helping them achieve their potential.

FYD’s programmes are run across New Zealand by licensed community trusts, together reaching almost 18,000 young people every year.

Visit www.fyd.org.nz for more information.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news