Georgina Townley

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!

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. That amounts to roughly 8km a day, or 168km over 21 days!

I need your help!

As you may already know, New Zealand Red Cross are legends – they provide relief to Kiwis affected by disaster, deploy aid workers overseas, and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa. So, you can feel super proud about 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 staying fit 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? Simply donate $5 (or more!) because you love me (and New Zealand Red Cross).


Thank you to my Sponsors


Zara Young

Such a great cause and so inspiring! All the best for the challenge 👍





Go Georgie- very proud of you. Xxx


Bridget Payne

Good on you Georgie! Xxxx


Jonathan Capel-baker

Get it gurrllllllllll


Ross Capel


Ryan Dobbs


Sandy Robertson

Good on you, Georgie


Fresh Teegs

Good on ya GG!



Good luck girlie! Love your work


Elizabeth Capel-baker




Aria Harrison-sparke



Netta Wyllie




Alanah Baker


Des Jones

Awesome Georgie!!



Keep doing great things gal!!


Trang Do

Good luck, Georgie!


Celia Mannion

Go Georgie- u did ATCL so u can achieve this too & keep fir


Hasimir Fenring

Spioce Most Flow


Liz C-b