AUT Marketing & Recruitment team

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

$300

Montessori Family

What a great cause, Charlie! Go go go!

$52

Margaret Mehana

so proud of you

$52

Chony Meaola

Go get it siiiiiis!!!!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Andy And Lils

Love from Lils and I :)

$52

Wendt

Get it bub ❤️

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An Inspired Soul

Good luck!! 🤲

$50

Sam Jerram

Good work Charlie!

$31

Michelle Shepherd

Good on you, Lani!

$31

Sana Basharati

keep up those steps x

$31

Rochelle A L

Shot mans! Always helping others 🙌

$31

Nikki Samu

Love everything about this ❤️ You’re amazing!! X

$30

Alix F

Go Eman! XX

$30

Chat Dawson

Great job son ♥️

$30

Cooper Garnett

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Eman Laila

there’s your target reached! 🤩❤️

$21

Tim Coogan

$21

Kevin Osmena

You got this Charlie!

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Vaughn Ticar

Hope you reach your goal, kuya Charlie! All the best.

$21

Samantha Robel

$21

Lani Thomson

$21

Catherine Delos Santos

You go boo!!! 😍

$21

Amy Richardson

You go girl! Cant' wait to share some of these steps with you!!

$21

Maddy Bell

Get that booty moving gal

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Eman Laila

get walking, girl!!

$21

Zariah And Carter Welch

Go team! X

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Mr Tip Top

ILY

$21

Emily Jakubcik

PROUD OF YOU XX

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Megan Bambury

Good luck pounding those pavements gal!

$21

Dulla

Well done mate 👍🏼

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Sakhr Munassar

$21

Bri Stevens

Let me see ya 1, 2, step.. I love it when u 1, 2, step, everybody 1, 2, step.. What a tune ;) xx

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Anonymous

Go go Kuya Cha!! ❤️❤️

$21

Lynne Solly

Good work daughter-in-law

$21

Jimmy Sheppard

Go Eman! Smash it mate!

$21

Isabel Baltazar

Well done, Charlie! This is a nice thing to do

$21

Chloe Parker

You’re amazing Charlie!!

$21

Ayana

$21

Ioane Anderson

$21

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

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Callum Thompson

$21

Ashlee Jenkinson

$21

Anonymous

Good efforts 👍🏼

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Anonymous

Well done wain!

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Anonymous

Congrats boo for reaching and even exceeding your goal! I’m proud of you!! Thank you for helping others ❤️

$21

Mari Pickering

Proud of you boo! xx

$21

Adam Tafau

YASS team! better late than never!! great mahi, and a great cause, you all crushed it.

$21

Alisha Iyer

Go team! you've got this!:)

$21

Sam O'loughlin

Watch out for walkers back

$21

Sam Hendry

$21

Tatiana Biggemann

$21

Libby Cochrane

Goooo Eman!!!

$21

George

Great cause

$21

Anonymous

<3

$21

Britt

You go girl!!

$21

Laine Grevel

$21

Viv

Great work Eman!

$21

Patricia Roich

Good job granddaughter 😍

$21

Gemma Davidson

So proud of you! You got this!! Xx

$20

Anonymous

Kayang kaya toh! 😘

$20

Kate Ricketts

We miss you!! x

$20

Aunty Elaine Fale

Love you niecey and we support Red Cross too, every month we donate. Your such a blessing to this great cause ❤️ Alofa tele to you and your beautiful aiga ❤️

$20

Jocelyn Singh

You got this buddy x

$10

Vanessa Vidallo

$10

Lorenz Kissling

$10

Roi Burnett

hi v broke after welly hehe,

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Lessshhgoooo

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Juliet Anderson