Our 2014 Youth Advocates have described their trip to Kathmandu, Nepal as an "incredible, life-changing and challenging opportunity of a lifetime".
While in Nepal the team saw a real need for a hospital transit bus. Now they are back home and working hard to raise $25,000 for a replacement bus to improve the medical treatment capabilities for both staff and people suffering from leprosy.
Our group of 2014 Youth Advocates have collectively raised $16,500 through High Teas in Dunedin and Mangawhai, Church collections, bake sales, clothing sales and a music concert.
They have also taken on a New Zealand first, to pull a bus! This involved the Youth Advocates pulling a full-length bus to raise awareness for leprosy in New Zealand, and funding for the transit bus in Nepal.
Strongman Colm Woulfe (3x NZ Strongest Man 2012, 2013 & 2014) & friends were there on the day to help them succeed. “I’m stoked I could use my strength for a good cause!”
Thanks to both AUT and Pacific Tourways for making this event possible.
If you'd like to support our Youth Advocates in their pledge, please donate online here.
We will keep you updated here on their progress so keep checking back!