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Harveys Put In The Hard Yards For Cystic Fibrosis

Harveys Put In The Hard Yards For Cystic Fibrosis

08 November 2004: Two Harveys offices put in the hard yards this weekend, helping to raise over $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand (CFA).

In Northland, 20 Harveys staff marshalled the inaugural ‘Flaming Hilly Ride’, a 110km and 60km bike ride over a challenging course around the Whangarei region. Donations and money raised through entries contributed over $1,000 to the Northland branch of the CFA.

Branch owner Noeline Dean completed the course on a tandem, and says she can vouch for the event living up to its name. “It was really hard going, but it was a great day,” she says. “It was very successful for a first time event.”

It was also a far from a cruisy Sunday around the Mission Estate Winery in Napier, venue of the first Harveys Corporate Charity Duathlon.

Over 200 competitors from 80 teams took to a 30km run-bike-run course, raising more than $2,000 for the Hawkes Bay CFA.

“We are really happy with how the day turned out,” says Paul Harvey, manager of the four Harveys Hawkes Bay branches that sponsored the event. “The weather and venue were just fantastic, and almost all of the competitors stayed to enjoy the festival atmosphere of the barbecue afterwards.”

Fresh from completing the World Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, Cystic Fibrosis spokesperson Tracey Richardson presented prizes to the highest individual fundraisers, and Mr Harvey says the success of the duathlon has encouraged the office to make it an annual competition.

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