Hitch For Hope - Supporting the I AM HOPE Charitable Trust

Hitch For Hope - Supporting the I AM HOPE Charitable Trust

United Industries Team Hitchhiking length of NZ to support Mental Health Charity

May 25, 2021


A team from the United Industries group of companies, which includes United Steel, are Hitchhiking the length of NZ this week.

This journey is being done to raise money for the I AM HOPE Charitable Trust and awareness for this Friday's Gumboot day.

The motivation for this journey came from hearing our Wellington Branch Manager Aroha talk, at our recent company Health & Safety conference, about the tragic loss of her daughter Jacinta and the importance of caring for mental health.

The I AM HOPE Charitable Trust works to bring about positive societal change around mental health, and funds private care and counselling for young people.

In 2019/2020, Kiwi’s raised 2 million dollars and funded 15,500 counselling sessions for young people in New Zealand.

We would like to encourage you to support I AM HOPE, and our team, by contributing on our team's givealittle Donation Page

United Industries are matching dollar for dollar everything raised on this campaign.

We have set a $50,000 fundraising target.

The anticipated itinerary of our team of hitchhikers is:

  • Saturday 22nd - Team start at Cape Reinga
  • Sunday 23rd – Auckland
  • Tuesday 25th - Arrive in Wellington
  • Wednesday 26th - Travel to Picton by ferry
  • Thursday 27th - Arrive in Christchurch
  • Friday 28th – National GUMBOOT FRIDAY
  • Monday 31st – Team Finish at Bluff

If you see them on the road we are sure they would appreciate your encouragement, support and possibly even a lift.

For more information about how we can bring added value to your project, contact our specialists on 0800 800 649

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