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Get Going for Parkinson’s

Edward Collings after Marathon

Welcome to Parkinson’s ‘Get Going’! Please start your ‘Get Going’ journey with us today and join Team Parkinson's.

Whether you want to run, walk, swim, cycle, or sail, or organise/support an event, the options are endless and any money you raise for us will continue to make our work at Parkinson’s New Zealand possible.

Keep it simple! Join one of the many pre-organised events up and down the country and fundraise for us. You can sign up for Round the Bays, Tough Mudder or some other type of physical challenge to 'Get Going for Parkinson's'.

Or involve your friends and family and organise a coffee morning, plant sale, or auction and help make a difference. The options are endless!

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What ever your event, we would love to hear from you. We can send you a pack that includes training tips from New Zealand Olympian and Parkinson's New Zealand Ambassador Peter Snell, a t-shirt or running vest, plus fundraising and sponsorship advice. We will also give you lots of ongoing support and encouragement. 

If you would like to know more about Parkinson’s and how it affects lives and why we need your support, click here Link

For more information please email getgoing@parkinsons.org.nz or call 0800 473 4636

Past Events

We have had some amazing people “Get Going for Parkinson’s” in many different events.

Below are just a few of them, maybe their stories will inspire you to get going also!

2018

Malcolm Gunn - The Tour Aotearoa 3000km

Malcolm has cycled the Tour Aotearoa, an unsupported 3000km cycle ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff.  He rode the Tour Aotearoa to raise money for Parkinson's New Zealand and in support of his good friend Brent Harrison who was unable to do so at the time.  Malcolm stepped up to the challenge and raised a huge $3680 for us.

Dhilum Nightingale - Motutapu Trail Marathon 42km

Dhilum ran her first marathon, the beautiful Motutapu Trail, which extends from Wanaka to Cromwell just a few days after her 42nd birthday.  She ran to raise money for Parkinson's and in honour of her dear mum.  Dhilum raised an amazing $1500 for Parkinson's New Zealand. 

Vaughan Anderson and Shane and Vicky Riley - The Taupo Ultra Marathon

Vicky, Shane and Vaughan decided to challenge themselves and chose to do the Taupo Ultra Marathon.  They used this challenge to fundraise for two of their favourite charities - Parkinson's New Zealand and The Dairy Goat Co-Operative Trust.  Together they raised a mighty $1132 for their chosen charities.

James Routledge - Pencarrow Lighthouse Half Marathon

James competed in the Pencarrow Lighthouse Half Marathon which follows the coastal path from Eastbourne to Baring Head.  He decided to fundraise for Parkinson's New Zealand as a member of his family had been recently diagnosed.  James raised a hefty $620 for us.

Brian Mercer - Back to Back Tough Mudder

Brian took up the challenge of participating in not one but two mud runs called the Tough Mudder.  This is an 18km mud run with demanding obstacles.  The races coincided with Parkinson's Awareness Week, and with a close family member living with Parkinson's, he chose to raise money for a cause close to his heart.  He raised a terrific $650 for Parkinson's New Zealand.

 

2017

Stephen Gibson - 10km Stadium to Surf Charity Walk

 

Stephen Gibson is an amazing fundraiser--he's helped raise funds to support many great causes in Dunedin. He took part in the 10km Stadium to Surf Charity Walk and raised over $775 for Parkinson's New Zealand.

Swar Sadhana School of Indian Music and Dance

Swar Sadhana School of Indian Music and Dance held a wonderful concert in Auckland and donated the proceeds from the concert to Parkinson's New Zealand. They raised a whopping $4,500 for us.  Thanks to everyone who took part!

Rose Singers

The Rose Singers took part in a pantomime performance to raise funds for Parkinson's New Zealand and raised $1,500. 

Noah McNeill

Noah McNeill, age 9, held a raffle at Sacred Heart Primary School in Petone to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's New Zealand. A big thank you to Noah and to the Lower Hutt and Petone businesses that supported Noah's raffle. You raised an amazing $750 for Parkinson's New Zealand!

2016

Matthew Allen - Motatapu Trail Marathon

Shane Sibenaler - cutting off his bead for Parkinson's

While many people run marathons, there are other ways to raise money for Parknison's New Zealand.  Shane Sibenaler from Taranaki raised over $500 for cutting off his beard!

Penny Parsons and Shelley McMillan - Mates Dates

Sydneysiders came out to support Parkinson's New Zealand with a dating event "Mates Dates" on 3 June 2016 and raised a whopping $2,500 for us. Thank you to everyone who took part especially organisers Penny and Shelley. Apparently there were some successful matches. It seems our tag line Parkinson's New Zealand - Connecting People, Changing Lives worked well for this event! 

2015

John Stockwell - Ducati Ride for Parkinson's

Kiwi born John Stockwell of South Australia leathered up for an epic ride around New Zealand mirroring a trip he had recently taken across Australia. He drove around much of the North and South Islands from late February until mid-April meeting and inspiring our members. John attended meetings around the country as well as motor bike rallies and special events, clocking up a significant amount of media coverage along the way.

Rachel Brand - Paris Marathon

Rachel Brand was livng and working in Oslo when she contacted us to say she was running the Paris Marathon to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's New Zealand. This may be the first time she has fundraised for Parkinson's New Zealand but she assures us it won't be her last. We hear she is signed up to run in Auckland when she returns to live in New Zealand.

Nigel  Towers - Cycle Taupo