Charity run raises $77,000

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The annual ADRA Charity Run held at Auckland’s Mission Bay in New Zealand, raised more than $NZ77,000. The proceeds from the event will go towards sustainable development projects for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in New Zealand and around the world.

Over 1400 runners massed at Mission Bay, stretching and jogging to ward off the early morning chill. “It was a perfect day for running,” says Keryn McCutcheon, event coordinator. “The day far exceeded our expectations and it was great to see the volunteers serving together, making the event safe and memorable for all involved.”

The day far exceeded our expectations and it was great to see over 130 volunteers serving together, making the event safe and memorable for all involved


Keryn McCutcheon handing cheque to ADRA New Zealand director – Clinton Rappell

Many of the runners who ran the 10km race were more interested in helping ADRA, than crossing the finish line first. Roger Marshall from Papatoetoe Seventh-day Adventist Church raised $NZ12,600. Samuel Ellis, a one year old, was listed as having raised $NZ12,240. Well done to his parents.

“The money raised this year will help ADRA make a bigger impact in poor communities,” says Clinton Rappell, Executive director of ADRA New Zealand. “It’s encouraging to see the support from the community. There’ a $NZ10,000 increase this year, with 300 less runners from the previous year. I’d like to thank our donors and sponsors who’ve made the event such a great success.”

Pastor Eddie Tupai – North New Zealand Conference president in the 10km race

Over 130 volunteers from around Auckland, helped organise the ADRA Charity run.