More than 100 whanau braved the wintery conditions to support an amazing kaupapa – the Waipareira Food Bank. Nana, koro, mum, dad and the tamariki came to exercise at Western Heights Primary School in Massey and aid whanau less fortunate.
The fundraiser was initiated by whanau who attend Waipareira's weekly community fitness programmes, run out of the Trust Stadium. These three amazing people knew that they wanted but also had to do something to also support whanau in need, so they did exactly that...they organised an event, "the kaimahi from Waipareira do amazing mahi for whanau out in the community, this was our way to support what they do..paying it forward."
So what better way to get the message out than a Fit-A-Thon?
Yolanda Bucheler, Kaimahi for Incredible Years and Parents As First Teachers and Delane Mackey tapped into their extensive networks to see who would be interested in supporting this kaupapa. The response was overwhelming, with all instructors wanting to support the kaupapa. All instructors were given 15 minutes to deliver their choice of programme, high impact, with each starting a couple of minutes from the last.
Entry was a $5 and a can of food. The team raised over $730.00 and also collected 12 boxes of canned food for Waipareira's Food Bank.
Great event and a great result by Team Waipareira!