Our partners at the Champion Foundation Trust* have been lucky to be named to receive a donation from Matthew Rose of Jarden. Mathew completed his amazing walk of the Te Araroa Trail earlier this month. This very personal journey was combined with raising funds for 10 local charities. One of which being the Champion Foundation. Matthew had this to say shortly after he finished the trail:
"And so after 68 days and well over 1,400kms of trail walking, late on Friday afternoon I reached the end of the road. The final milestone - Stirling Point, Bluff. It was emotional, yet celebratory. I was ready to finish, yet not. During the mayhem, I quietly slipped away and walked down to the sea, slipping my hand into the waters of Foveaux Strait, and reminiscing about the same simple act done before starting at Ship Cove. It afforded me a peaceful, solitary moment for reflection on my achievement. The old adage rang loud and true - it is the journey, not the destination."
A sincere thank you to Matt from the Foundation and the Champion Centre too!
*The Champion Foundation Trust raises money for the long-term future of The Champion Centre.
Matt's Good Walk | Te Araroa Trail Fundraiser (mattsgoodwalk.nz)
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