26 March 2011

Walking the Walk

We came.

We walked.

And walked. About 10.67km in the end. Some of us keen beans even ran, aye Sarah Lee...good on ya girl! You can check out more great photos and Sarah's story of the day over at Catching the Magic.

Pics Sarah text me as she fairly flew around the walk!

We made some new friends. And put our feet and money where our mouths were.

And you see this number? 0.0000001

That's the percentage of money we've raised towards the total cost of rebuilding Christchurch. That's $2,000 towards a cost of about $20bn.

It doesn't seem like much when you see all those zeros does it? But what makes that number super duper cool, is that 1 at the very end. You know why? Because it's more than zero. It means we DID something. That's the number to focus on. It means we've helped. Our little contribution will be part of the sum that will help get Christchurch back on its feet. We did our bit. Our little HAS helped.

I now can't wait to see how our sister walk in Auckland goes next weekend. They're already at $2,400 with a week to go. Go Gail and team!

Thank you so much to all our Welly walkers:

Me, Jackie Field, Heidi Inkster, Helen Cordalis, Naomi Shephard, Phil Cody, Sarah Lee, Katey Salmond, Grace Wang, Marama Ellis, Bex and Nate Clement, Sophie Dunn, Bronwyn Hume, Roxanne Roxburgh, Jess Caldwell, Julia Barnett plus 5 friends, Alison Bowie, Tracy Dyson, Greg & Paula Pollock, Ben Stasiewicz, Nicola Wright, Steve & Kieran Gregan, Peggy Economou, Nectaria Tsourounakis, Melissa & Eddie Smart.

And thank you to all the very generous sponsors who have opened up their hearts and wallets for Christchurch too.

And if you'll excuse me I think I might go soak my feet in a tub of hot water and eat some chocolate ;-)


Gail said...

I think you deserve that BIG cake of chocolate my dear! Well done! I am so stoked to see so many step up and do something for such an important reason - how much we have raised maybe small on the scale, but massive in heart. Let's pray that God will give wisdom to those in charge of spending it - so that it can go FURTHER than our minds can predict!
Bless you all for being a blessing for CHCH!

Leonie said...

you guys are AWESOME Meghan!!

Penny said...

Huge well done!! Love what you said, it's more then zero.

Widge said...

wow you guys are awesome!! Thankyou so much on behalf of us Cantabs!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

love seeing people come together

love and light

Jaz from Treacy Family said...

Loving the effort. A BIG thank you from us Cantabrians (despite residing in Auckland). We will always love our home city and it is wonderful that New Zealand is offering so much support.
You are awesome. Have a fab week xx

Penny said...

Thinking about doing something shows empathy but actually doing it- taking a chance to organise something shows so much character, Well done Meghan, you should feel proud of yourself.

Simoney said...

WELL DONE Meghan!!!
I am shaking in my non-existant trainers as I consider our walk still ahead of us!!
All those volcanoes.
Maybe I should of come to welly and walked the waterfront?!!
Awesome you guys. So proud of you.


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