What is this all about?!

It was about October 2020 when I - Susanne - first saw the FB ad  for the Oxfam Trailwalker. I'd heard about it before and it sounded intriguing. 

After the year that was 2020, a physical challenge such as this, and doing something for a good cause in the process of it sounded like a great thing to have in my life. 

I put it out the network and quickly had 3 positive responses back so I signed us up. 

100km within 36 hours

So 100km in 36hours as a team of 4 - so we each walk 25km, right?!

Nope, not quite. 

We all walk all of the 100km - TOGETHER. Oh whoops.... anyway, we're all signed up so off we go. Let the training begin. 

Over the past few months we've juggled to fit in regular walks, individually and as a team, sometimes just two of us, sometimes three or even all four of us. 

Unfortunately, due to an unlucky injury one of our original team members had to make the tough decision to pull out. But we were super fortunate to have the wonderful Megan jump on board... two months out from the event. 

But there is more to this than just walking 100km


The cause behind this great event is to raise awareness and much needed funds for Oxfam - an organisation dedicated to fight injustice and poverty in the world. In New Zealand, the focus is on working within the South Pacific. 

As a condition of being able to participate in the event and face the physical challenge of walking the 100km we need to raise a total of $2000 before the 19th March. 

We're hoping you can help us raise the much needed funds!

Come along to our Movie Fundraiser

Here are the details:


Movie: Love, Weddings and Other Disasters 

Starring: Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Maggie Grace, JinJoo Lee, Diego Boneta

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE DUE TO ALERT LEVEL 2 

Tuesday 9th March 2021 **

Entry from 6.30pm 

Nibbles provided 

Raffle tickets and Silent Auction on the Night (for additional fundraising). 

Tickets $25 per person


** Subject to changes in Alert Level; event can only go ahead in Level 1. 

So grab your girlfriends and come along to a fun night out while doing something good

Who we are

We are four Cambridge women who are also mums of 2+ children who also run our own businesses.

Here is some more info on each of us individually: 

Nicola Cronin

Nicola is proud mum of two amazing young girls age 10 and 5 and partner to kiwi bloke Gavin. Nicola runs Little Olive Tree creating beautiful home fragrances and beauty products. Nicola is also highly involved in her local primary school as the previous chair of the PTA and currently part of the BOT of the school. 

Lara Connors

Lara is mum to 2 young kids age 10 and 5 and is married to David. She's also a very talented photographer, working with local families as well as businesses. Lara is passionate about sustainability and animal welfare and when she's not juggling everything else, she's busy fostering chickens or dogs or donating her time to other organisations. 

Megan Harris-Early

Megan is Cambridge born and bread, mum of a 14 year old girl and nearly 10 year old boy and married to long-term partner Shane. When she's not juggling her busy Bed and Breakdfast at Lake Karapiro Conach House or running her children around to various dance lessons and sport commitments, she's also successfully running Pole Gear NZ.

Susanne Lorenz

Originally from Germany, Susanne is an almost adopted Kiwi after having been here for over 15 years. She's mum of 3, age nearly 12, nearly 10 and 3.5. Together with kiwi-partner Rod, they've settled in Cambridge over 7 years ago. Susanne runs local coworking space Meraki Workspace and also supports businesses with coaching and consulting work. In the past she's also been involved with the Chamber of Commerce, her primary school PTA and most recent her local Scouts group. 

Can't make it to the Movie Fundraiser but want to support us anyway?

Easy as, just click on the button below which will direct you to our official Oxfam Fundraising Page and you can simply make a donation that way. 

Thank you so much! 

 

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