The month of October was an amazing month for Zeal Hawke’s Bay as we began to see our plans come to life, with momentum gaining around our programmes, activities and events. Here are just a few highlights!
The Amazing Race
The race started at the iconic Soundshell on Marine Parade and took the teams across the Napier CBD, stopping at various local shops, clubs and reserves, where they had to perform a task before being able to move on to the next pit stop. Once all their tasks were completed, they raced back to the starting point to finish.
We competed at World Supremacy Battlegrounds
Seven young people aged 12-15 worked extremely hard to fundraise over $11,000 in just eight weeks to cover more than half of the cost of the trip. On top of this, they were training four times a week together to create their routine for competition. The amount of support the team had from their family, friends and local community was admirable to say the least!
The team came away with so many memories and valuable life lessons, like hard work, dedication, humility in learning and teamwork. They qualified in the Top 5 through to finals and we’re so proud of them!
We also welcomed our newest team member, Deborah Ho into her role as Centre Administrator and a Project Developer.