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

 

Sight restoring charity calling for Round the Bays runners

Sight restoring charity calling for Round the Bays runners


The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is calling on Aucklanders to strap on their trainers and get running to restore sight with the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays. 2015 marks The Foundation’s first year as a charity partner with the fun run, taking place on 8 March. Participants can elect to fundraise on behalf of the charity, restoring sight to blind people while they pound the pavements.

The Foundation’s Executive Director Andrew Bell says that as a healthcare charity, it made sense to collaborate on an outdoor event promoting an active lifestyle.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to get out and get fit, while creating meaningful change for blind people in the Pacific.”

While registering for Round the Bays, people can opt to join Team Fred, a Foundation-led group who will run and walk the 8.4km course, spanning the length of the Auckland CBD to St Heliers Bay.

Bell explains that taking part in the race is a chance for Foundation supporters to engage with the charity’s work in a tangible way.

“We’re often approached by individuals looking for different ways to support our work and fundraising over the course of an event like this offers dual benefits. Our supporters are able to enjoy a great day out, meeting other like-minded people along Auckland’s extraordinary waterfront. At the same time, our Pacific patients benefit from the eye care services we’re able to deliver as a result of generous donations from the supporter’s network.”

In the Pacific, four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be –their condition is preventable or treatable. All funds raised by Team Fred will go towards The Foundation’s eye care services, giving blind people back their sight and their life.

To register for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, visit roundthebays.co.nz.

After registering for the race, those interested in raising funds for The Foundation should create an account through the Everyday Hero website. Detailed instructions are available at hollows.org.nz/roundthebays.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ Festival : The NZSO Goes To The Disco and more...

In the endless, anguished debates about how to make classical music more relevant to new audiences, proposals are often put forward to strip away certain elements – reduce the formality ... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite
For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland