Start date: 27th October 2015
Finish date: 20th January 2016
(North Island: Started 13th Oct 2014 to 23rd Dec 2014)
Walking days: 66 days
Rest days: 21 days
Number of sections: 21 (big breaks in Christchurch and in Wanaka for Xmas and New Years)
Number of walkers: 18
Number of food parcels sent: 8
Fundraising total so far: $14,771.72
Predicted challenges: Snow, bad weather, not having a shower for days, not enough food (hungry all the time), sore feet, missing comforts of home and family.
Predicted highlights: The views, the food, the company, meeting new people, seeing new places, feeling of achievement, fundraising more, meeting other through walkers, being really fit.
Text to Donate
I am running a text to donate campaign to increase the fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation. All you need to do is text WALKNZ to 2446 and a $3 donation will be made.
Or if you prefer, check out my fundraising page to donate a different amount click here. Every little bit helps the MHF make a difference – THANKS!
Tracking my walking
This newsletter will now become my blog updates as I walk my way down the South Island. They wont be every day like the North Island but instead in sections and uploaded when ever I have internet access. I hope you enjoy reading about my walk and the trail. I’ll be sharing pictures of the views so your’ll see what I am experiencing.