My name is Jean; for the last 48 days, and for the next 318 days, I'm running a minimum of 5 km/day to raise awareness about the importance of Mental Health in our communities.
We all have a friend, a sister or brother. a workmate, or someone in our whanau suffering from depression, post traumatic stress disorder, sometimes all the way down to suicidal tendencies. Often we don't know about it, because of the stigma associated with it. And when we get to know about it, it might be too late.
So every day in 2020, I'm running 5km to bring that up and raise funds for Mental Health Foundation NZ.
This is the equivalent of running from Whangarei down to Invercargill.
Mental Health Foundation NZ work in schools, so that it gets easier to reach out when you need it, early on. Their work is key to helping those in distress.
I'm asking for your help here, because you can do something about it.
Have you or a close friend/relative been affected by mental health issues? Please donate at givealittle.co.nz... and make a difference today!
All donations go straight to Mental Health Foundation NZ (minus the givealittle fee) and are tax deductible.
If you see me running around your neighborhood (I wear a purple "I'm sweating for Mental Health" t-shirt), please give me a wave or a hi-five ;-)
You can follow me at twitter.com...
If you're a strava user: www.strava.com...
food hope you enjoyed yesterdays bannana bread
now the post with rice bubble cookies yummy but did anyone make them with golden syrup ????
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
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