Halena Pritchard

Following Wais Family, former refugees from Syria

My Activity Tracking


My target 168 kms

I have joined Red Cross Journey!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… here we are coming up to September again. Can't quite believe it was a full year ago that I walked 300 miles for the British Red Cross Miles for Refugees programme. This year, as I'm back home in NZ, I’ll be walking *at least* 10,000 steps a day for 28 days in September because of my aroha for New Zealand Red Cross and the amazing things they do.

And I need your help!

As you may already know, New Zealand Red Cross are wonderful – they provide relief to Kiwis affected by disaster, deploy speicalist delegates overseas, and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa. So, if you have a spare $20 (basically the cost of one beer these days right?!) please consider donating to help the 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 to see more of the absolutely gorg NZ outdoors during this 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? Duh, course you are! Go on and donate $20 (or whatever you can/are comfortable with) because fundraising is great my pals, and also super important to keep these great programmes running.



Thank you to my Sponsors


Amy Williams



Go you! Love it.


Alice Potter


Renee Holbrook

Go girl!



Go after your dreams and goals!!


Annika Corley

Love you H! Keep up the good work. xx


Brandt Bishop

❤️ what you are doing is incredible.



Keep it up keep it up! 🤘🤘🤘


Rindt Johnstone

awesome stuff H


Michelle Burke


Maria Boyle


Brian Cleland


Taylor Ann Baker



Awesome work H. Much love


Karen Tierney

Well done you!!!


Jamie Wightman


Dani Mountain

You're an inspiration ❤


Tim Nicholas

Great stuff H!


Halena Pritchard


Michael Gormley

You’re the best, H!


Lucy Domingue

Goodluck Halena!


Marie-anne Constantin



Shannon Sherry

Love you H! You go girl! :D


Aidy Fenwick

Good work lady! x





Good one H! Thanks Red Cross.


Stacey Walsh

Go you! Hope weather sorts its self out!


Nate Harper

all the best mate