Les Miserables

Following Wais Family, former refugees from Syria

Welcome to our Red Cross Journey team page!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… believe it or not we have somehow committed ourselves to a step challenge. Yes! That’s right. Along with my team, I’ll be walking 10,000 steps a day for 21 days in September because of my aroha for New Zealand Red Cross and the amazing things they do.

I need your help!

As you may already know, New Zealand Red Cross are legends – they provide relief to Kiwis affected by disaster, deploy specialist delegates overseas, and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa. So, you can feel super proud about donating $20 to help Red Cross (and help me reach my goal!).

By donating to Red Cross Journey, you will help to make a difference in the community. You will be helping…

  • Our disaster response teams support people in Christchurch affected by the March 15 attacks; and in Nelson during the devastating fires; and in Christchurch after that frightening gas explosion just the other week.
  • Settle former refugees into life in New Zealand.
  • People get Meals on Wheels delivered to their door and taken to medical appointments.
  • Our highly-skilled international delegates work in areas of conflict and disaster around the world.

Red Cross does so much in New Zealand and overseas, thanks to people like you. 

Not only will I be getting fit (and potentially obsessed with my step count!) during this step challenge, I’ll be learning about the incredible real-life journey of the Wais Family, who were affected by the war in Syria during the early days of the conflict. As the fighting reached the Syrian capital, it was no longer safe for the family. Soad and Mahmoud had no other choice but to flee their beloved country, leaving their whole life and family behind.

The more I step, the more I’ll learn about the Wais Family’s journey – great idea huh?? This is a step challenge with a difference.

Convinced? High five! Simply click on the link below and donate $20 (or more!) because you love me (and New Zealand Red Cross).

Thanks,

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Hamza Don

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Anonymous

Can you dream of having a dream?

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Carina Meares

Good luck!

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Lisa Stevens

Great cause,Good luck!

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Amani Ghandour

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John

LOVE YOUR WORK!

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Callum Thompson

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Hazel Scott

Go Sophie - this is a really good cause 😊

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Tatiana Biggemann

I would walk 500 miles

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Najah Ali-khadar

Proud of you!!

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Rochelle

Awesome work team :)

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From Nz Police - North Shore Policing Centre

Good Luck Larisa! Kia Kaha!

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Anonymous

Larisa, Red Cross Journey:) Good Luck!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Samuel Snell

Solidarity from myself and team at AUSA.

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Isaac Partridge

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Erica

Way to go team!! You are an inspiration <3

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Brianna Stevens

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Dulla

Well done Eman. Proud of you!

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Ahmad Ghandour

Well done Eman

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Tracey

Great goal!

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Bashar Albdewi

Keep up the hard work!

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Larisa Ivanova

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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Lorenz Kissling

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Anonymous

Go Larissa :)

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Sana Basharati

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Oliver Milton

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Paul Heyward

Great initiative Eman. would join you but i am chained to my desk for the next two months completing my thesis.

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Anonymous

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Pesto Pasta

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Jaspi Hill

Good on you Sophie! What an amazing cause. Aroha nui Jaspi, Daisha, Willow, Coral and Kamari xxx

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Ash Ali

Faroq, I hope you know you are an amazing person, walla if I had one wish it would be for my son to be exactly like you. You're such a hard working, loving, bright, caring person and I am SOOOOO proud to call you my lil brother. May Allah grant you Jannah <3 all the best with this!!

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Anonymous

Good effort!

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Erika Butterfield

Keep it up!! Awesome cause

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Eman Ghandour

Proud of my team x

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Kirby Mckenzie

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Anonymous

Keep it up. May Allah make you successful.

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Hayley Swan

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Richard Sutherland

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Elena

Good luck, Larisa!

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Anonymous

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Catherine O'donnell

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

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Erica F

Tino pai!

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Anonymous

ありがとうございます for being such вдохновением для нас! Lamour!