13 Jul 2020

Monday 13 July 2020

Given the impact of COVID-19 on the NZ community, myself and eight others have taken up the initiative to raise some money for a charity close to Kings College.

Run For ATWC

Our community service programme has come to a stand still for now as we get back on our feet, so the aim was to come up with a method in which we could give back while our country gets back on its feet and eases restrictions.

The challenge is for all 9 of us to run a half marathon (21.1km) each, which combines to a total distance of 189.9km covered. The first runner will start on Monday 13th of July and by the 26th we would have all completed the challenge.

Huge credit to these boys in the picture for volunteering...

Patrick Maher (Year 12, School House)

Sebastian Wharton (Year 13, Marsden House)

Jeet Bhatia (Year 13, School House)

Michael Francis (Year 13, Major House)

Alex Kelly (Year 13, School House)

Taigo Chapman (Year 13, School House)

Timon Tasker (Year 13, Peart House)

Aiden Fraser (Year 13, Averill House)

After speaking to Reverend Walters, our Chaplain at the College, the charity we’ve decided to support is the Anglican Trust for Women and Children. 

This charity is one of New Zealand’s longest serving charities. Established in the 1850’s when social welfare was just a pipe-dream, the ATWC has continued to offer vital assistance to women, children and families in need. The Trust serves more than 3,000 children, young people and their families across a range of services including counselling, early education and poverty support, and is based in Otahuhu, the local community for Kings.

This is a deserving cause and I’d be greatly appreciative if any of you would be able to get behind us.

You can donate to get behind any of the runners here. Once funds have been confirmed and finalised they will be presented to the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.

The bank details are:

King’s College Trustees

060433 0604125 00

Reference: AA.854-3 Running Fundraiser

Any donation goes a long way towards improving someone’s life and any support is deeply appreciated. 

Charles Cleal, Head Boy