Bob McKerrow

Following Wais Family, former refugees from Syria

My Activity Tracking


My target 160 kms

I have joined Red Cross Journey!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… believe it or not I have somehow committed myself to a step challenge. Yes! That’s right. 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 speicalist 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 affected by events such as Christchurch in the March 15 attacks; Nelson during the devastating fires; and 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.

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


Thank you to my Sponsors


Jeremy Francis

Hi Bob - has been great following your journey and it is a great cause. I only wish New Zealand accepted more refugees like the family you are supporting. Cheers Jeremy


Julia Buck


Garry Mabey

Well done Bob.


Sharlene Mercer


Mike Gilmour

Great effort Bob, at least when l donate to you and the Redcross it is going to the correct cause.


Roger Moffat

We've never met, but you've clearly given your life to service to others, and continue to do so.


Barbara And Barry Mckerrow

Keep up that step challenge Bob


Stanley Mulvany

Well done Bob. You're a legend.


Billy Mckerrow




Peter Otway

At one cent per step, that should help you complete one outward journey, but you may have to call on your dog for a tow home.


Commercial Construction Services Limited

Just a token of appreciation and support to a lovely fine mate


Paul Dowden

Well done Bob. Very inspiring and for a great and important cause.


Marja Blom

Good on ya and good luck


John And Robyn Armstrong

Don't wear yourself out Bob!


Sarah Mcdougall


Daniel Strom

Good luck Bob, any friend of Ewan and James is a friend of mine...


Julia Bradshaw

Great work Bob!


Geoff Pulman


Bob Mckerrow


Kris Ericksen

Kia kaha Bob


John Black

Good luck with your "challenge" and I hope you reach your funding goal. Always a great cause.


Rob Kirkwood

Great cause! All the best for reaching your goal.


Ewan Mcdougall

Good work Bob are you training for an 880?


Cynthia B

Keep up the good work Bob!



Keep on walking, talking and sharing stories.


Ruia Mcdermott

Great one!! Xxx


Sandy H.

Go Bob!


Don Watson

Thanks for all you have done through the years, Bob! Take care of yourself, knees and all joints.


Mark Inglis

Keep on walking Bob! Great cause, great work.


Janine Martig




Bruce Watson

Hi Bob. Great effort. Here's a bit more over the top.


Marjorie Maclean

Kia Kaha Bob. Amazing intiative.


Keith Kelly


Amara Bains

Hi Bob! What a great initiative... hope you're well, will write soon. A x


Sam Newton

Best wishes, Bob. Keep those legs moving!!



A good initiative Bob, I reckon you can do 10,000 and raise $1000


Akira Nakata



Donald Lousley


William Spindler


Smeetha Bhoumik