Organise a Walk 2 D’Feet MND in your community this summer!

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Walk 2 D’Feet MND is MND New Zealand’s national fundraising event series, organised and led by volunteer supporters.  MND New Zealand provides guidance, resources, and support to organise a Walk 2 D’Feet MND event in your local community. Why not join in this summer?

Walk 2 D’Feet MND raises vital funds for MND support, information, advocacy, awareness and research. Events also provide an opportunity for people impacted by motor neurone disease to come together, raise awareness, honour those living with MND, and commemorate loved ones lost to the disease.

These events are planned by volunteers who give their time and effort to organise each local event. Some of these volunteers have been involved for several years and built up large numbers of committed attendees each year, but they all started out by organising a new walk of the first time in their own community. Some volunteers who have organised and hosted Walk 2 D’Feet MND in their community in previous years are unable to do so this year. It is so important we find new volunteers to continue to raise awareness each year in these areas.

We’re looking for supporters throughout New Zealand to join the volunteer team this year and plan a Walk 2 D’Feet MND in their community. Whether it be to organise a brand-new Walk 2 D’Feet MND event, join an existing group of volunteer Walk organisers, or take over from a previous Volunteer Walk Leader, your help is vital to the success of Walk 2 D’Feet MND this summer season. MND New Zealand offers guidance, resources, and support every step of the way. 

The sky is the limit when it comes to organising a Walk 2 D’Feet MND. You can choose to add a theme, host entertainment before and after the walk takes place, give out prizes, hold a raffle, set up a sausage sizzle, or more. The only requirements are:

  • The walk route is safe and wheelchair accessible (advise between 2-5km distance) and permission is obtained from the landowner.
  • The event takes place during the summer months (between November and February).
  • All proceeds are donated to MND New Zealand to help achieve our vision: Together, we provide the best quality support for those living with MND.

If you are interested in finding out more about organising a Walk 2 D’Feet MND event, Kate Dalders (MND New Zealand Fundraising Manager) is presenting an online overview of Walk 2 D’Feet MND and how to organise an event in your area, this Sunday 2nd August at 11am. Register to join here.

If you are unable to make it to the online presentation, but would like to find out more, email: kate.dalders@mnd.org.nz, or call 027 206 9606.

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