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Every year corporate teams dust off their running shoes for a very special cause – the Cure Kids Adventure Race. We wanted to do our bit to fund medical research to allow young Kiwis to enjoy a healthy childhood, so we entered our aptly named team, ‘Over the Hills’, for the March 2015 race.
Now, this event isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s staged over three legs and can take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, depending on your level of fitness and orienteering abilities, or lack thereof as we discovered during our own 1 hour ‘detour’.
None-the-less we completed the race in a very respectable 8.5 hours, placing us 11th out of 35 teams. But when it came to money Over the Hills gained first place, raising a total of $35,000.00 (including funds generated by an auction Lanta hosted for the occasion).
Overall the event made a whopping $420,000.00 for Cure Kids. And hearing some of the brave children we did it for speak at the prize giving made the exhaustion and multiple muscle strains all worthwhile.
I wanted to reach out to you directly and acknowledge the debt the Eden Rugby Club owes you for shaping our 7’s team into a National Championship side. It is an outstanding achievement for any Club, and from an Eden Club perspective to defend the National Title is dizzying heights of success of which we have never experienced.
Lanta’s support enabled us to underpin our initial budget and gave us confidence to put in place all the elements that delivered a really great experience for the teams and supporters (despite the terrible weather). With the Lanta branded playing jerseys, monstavision screen, event programme, acknowledgements in the Clubhouse, and social media exposure, I reckon your support of Eden rugby and our community got more visibility than we could have hoped for.
We are so grateful to you guys for backing our Club. I hope you will continue your involvement with Eden throughout the season as our Prems make a serious push for the Gallagher Shield.
Thanks and regards
Matt Ludbrook (Club Chairman)
Keeping the rescuers afloat.
Once again we are proud to support this vital lifeline for the Auckland region.