Relay for Life 2017 - I'm in!

on November 07, 2016

I have recently signed up for Relay for Life to help the Northland Cancer Society raise money and awareness for the vicious disease. Over the next few weeks you might see posts popping up talking about Relay and asking for your help to support this cause. So what actually is Relay, you might be asking?

What is Relay for Life?

For the past 10 years the Cancer Society has organized an event called Relay for Life. It's all about raising awareness, informing people about cancer - one out of three New Zealanders will be affected by it during their life. The actual event has changed over the years and is now an 18h walk at the Whangarei Triggs Sports Arena where teams get together and walk, walk, walk. There's life entertainment, lots of fun and raffles and sppt prizes - time to commemorate those who have passed and time to celebrate those who have survived the battle.

In the months leading up to Relay teams are asked to raise money for the Cancer Society which in turn supports those that are suffering from cancer. Funds will go towards treatments, physical and mental support such as a helpline, community nurses etc.

How can YOU help?

I have set up a fundraising website and would appreciate any donation towards achieving my goal of raising $200 by April 2017. To make it a bit more fun I have a few games and spot prizes lined up. If you donate $5 during November you will go in the draw to a jar full of yummylicious jelly beans. Simply follow the link below to make a donation, then leave a comment below guessing how many jelly beans the jar might contain. I will count them at the end of November and whoever is closest is the winner :-)

https://whangarei2017.everydayhero.com/nz/mara

Want to join?

We are still looking for people to join our team and walk with us on the first weekend in April - April 1/2, 2017.

The event starts on the Saturday at 4pm with a lap for Survivors and finishes on the Sunday 10am. If you'd like to jump on board please leave a message or comment below and I will tell you how to sign up. It's only $20 to register!

Thank you everyone for your support!

A party for Summer

on April 16, 2016

We have been blessed with lots of helpful friends, neighbours and colleagues these past few weeks and months preparing for the arrival of our little one. Today it was time to say thank you - for all the advice and gifts we have been showered with. Don't know how we would have done it without all that support. It was a lovely party and Summer even got her very own cake (thank you for the awesome sunflower, Sandra!).

party preparations

on April 14, 2016

Looking forward to this weekend *yummy*

Kaimoana galore

on April 02, 2016

Matt and his mates have been really busy this weekend ;-) I've been missing the taste of crayfish and today the boys came home with 3!!!

Relay for Life 2016

on March 05, 2016

Well, we did it! Summer and I went to the opening ceremony of this year's Relay for Life and walked the first couple of laps. Unfortunately I didn't manage to raise any money this year (well, $15 through raffles) and was barely involved in any of the planning or the actual event. But we did as much as we could and hopefully next year we can support the Northland Cancer Society again in its battle against this vicious disease.

TATAAAAA =D

on February 24, 2016


Counting down

on February 14, 2016

Only a few more days until bubba is meant to arrive. Took us (me) a while to pump up the pool, but now we're ready and set for the home birth. If it's meant to happen, it will happen. 

Dinner time!

on February 13, 2016

Not sure what meat we'll have tonight. But I got the veges sorted :-) All harvested from the garden today *yum*

Fighting cancer

on January 31, 2016

I have once again signed up for the Relay for Life to support those fighting cancer and am currently fundraising for the Cancer Society. Please support me by following the link below and making a donation. Even $10 can help those suffering from this vicious disease!

https://northlandrelayforlife2016.everydayhero.com/nz/mara

Leave a comment or email me if you have any questions regarding the event or what will happen with your donation.

Thank you very much for your support!

Family time

on January 24, 2016


What's better than having a relaxing afternoon at the beach? Oh right - having one of the most beautiful beaches in the world ALL TO YOURSELF! Love New Zealand :-)