Nga Kete is proud to support local legend Shelley McDougall, who has completed the epic journey of walking from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Shelley completed the final leg of her walk arriving in Bluff on Saturday 4 March.
“Some may think I’m crazy to walk the entire country mainly on my own, but once I’d made the decision to do it, there was no stopping me. At the very top of the country, I stood mesmerized by the two seas coming together and reflected on the journey that got me to where I was on that day. It was about a year ago I decided I was going to walk the country for mental health. I’d experienced some of my own mental health challenges and watched plenty of loved ones battle it too. So, I decided to do this to let those close to me, and the thousands of kiwis struggling with mental health, to know they are not alone! I am also raising funds for the I AM HOPE Foundation, who help connect young people with counsellors or therapists. All funds raised will go straight to the Gumboot Friday Appeal.”
You can donate here: https://givealittle.co.nz/.../walk-with-me-shelleys...
Follow her journey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100084159815658