Following Donna, Red Cross nurse

Welcome to our Red Cross Journey team page!

Kia ora friends and whanau! cool

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

We 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 heaps as to help Red Cross (and help us reach my goal!).

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

  • 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
  • Meals on Wheels delivered to people in need, and taken to medical appointments.
  • Deploy highly-skilled international delegates to work in areas of conflict and disaster around the world.

Not only will we be getting fit (and potentially obsessed with our step counts!), we will be learning about the incredible real-life journey of Donna, a Red Cross nurse who has worked all over the world to help people affected by conflict and disaster. She has seen immense pain and suffering, but also joy in the people she has helped along her journey.

The more we step, the more we will learn about Donna’s journey – great idea huh? This is a step challenge with a difference.

Convinced? High five! wink

Please donate to Hot Mess Express today! xxxx

Hot Mess Express

Thank you to our Sponsors




Norie Ape

Fleur so stoked and happy for you 😊. Looking forward to hearing about this next time I'm in Wellington 😊


Lizzie Weaver

Way to go Fran!


Kyla Orr

Hey, flossing doesn't count! Keep up the steps!


Lynne Puddy Greenwood

All the best fleur.


Anthony Linguine

Thanks for everything Aunty Mel xxxx


Lisa Grant



similar cause to Save The Children, which I also donate to.


Nicole Rombel

You can do it!!


Name Jenner

Hope you get all the funds Mel, all the best.


Kirsten Shaw

Keep on walking!




Liz Cherene

Fleur - I love this challenge idea. This is an exception to my no spend plan. 😊


Fran Rigby


Aunty Mel

Love Aunty Mel


Claire Hayes


Let's Paaaarty




John Wick

All the best Sorry only had $5.00 left on me, spent the rest on buying me a new dog John Wick