Step to it - Big Challenge for Little Kids raises $5000 with New Plymouth stairs challenge
A Taranaki woman rallied family, friends, colleagues and strangers together to take one small step for one big cause – helping children with cancer.
Hannah Gulliver, who lost her younger brother, Luke, to the disease in 1999 when he was 10 years old, led a fundraising event at Snap Fitness in New Plymouth with the ultimate goal of climbing 58,000 steps - about the same height as Mt Everest.
Sunday morning’s fundraiser was part of the Big Challenge for Little Kids initiative, a month-long chance for people to choose a challenge outside of their comfort zone in recognition of the hardships youngsters with cancer face.
Gulliver was helped by her dad, two younger siblings and other family and friends jumping on the step machines.
On Monday, Gulliver said the challenge had raised $5260, “way more” than she had expected.
“I was really happy with how it went.”
Gulliver has urged others to have a go at the Big Challenge for Little Kids.
“Maybe next year some other people might want to do it. It’s for the whole month of October so they have a whole year to think about their challenges.
”It’s a lot of organising but it’s so worth it and to raise that amount of money, I’m stoked, everyone has been really generous.”
Article in the Taranaki Daily Times by Eva Davies
17 October 2022