hike4hunger and The Hunger Project Hike
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|Sun 16 Oct ’11, 8:30am–11:00am||
Where: Auckland Domain Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: AlexanderComms
For the first time in New Zealand, join the ranks of countries supporting hike4hunger, an international, community-led initiative that aims to raise awareness about the ongoing global hunger crisis, build solidarity behind those afflicted by hunger and encourage new behaviours in both the privileged and underprivileged worlds.
In 2010, 13 countries around the world were involved in hike4hunger’s annual commemoration of UN World Food Day, which falls on Sunday 16 October 2011. This year the organisation is aiming for 20 participating nations and a fundraising goal of NZ$160,000.
Each year, hike4hunger commemorates the UN World Food Day on 16 October by coordinating day hikes, school awards and multi-day pilgrimages and treks and encouraging others to get involved.
Join us in Auckland for a five-kilometre day hike that starts and finishes at the Auckland War Memorial Museum band rotunda and proceeds through Grafton, Myers Park, Aotea Square and Albert Park. The hike will commence at 9am and be followed by a closing ceremony beginning at 10.30am.
The funds raised will be distributed by hike4hunger’s charity partner The Hunger Project, and will be used to empower more than 27,000 women, men and children to become self-reliant and provide a better future for their community in Mozambique.
Would-be participants can send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Auckland hike.
Visit hike4hunger at www.hike4hunger.org or The Hunger Project at www.thp.org.nz to learn more.
What: The hike4hunger Auckland hike for UN World Food Day starts at the Auckland War Memorial War Museum band rotunda, goes through Grafton to Myers Park, Aotea Square and Albert Park and ends back at the Auckland War Memorial Museum band rotunda for the closing ceremonies.
When: Sunday 16 October 2011 (rain date: Saturday 22 October)
Registration of participants: 8.30am to 8.45am
Kick-off ceremony: 8.45am to 9am
Hike: 9am to 10.15 am
(The walk should take the average person 45-60 minutes to complete, but extra time is given for slower walkers, families, elderly and late starters)
Closing ceremony: 10.30am to 11.00am
How to support hike4hunger:
- Join an existing team or the hike4Hunger team by clicking ‘Donate Now’ on the following link and making a minimum $35 donation: http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/THPNZHike4HungerTeam
- Or become a team leader by creating your own page (click the ‘Fundraise’ button on http://www.givealittle.co.nz/event/h4h), set a goal for your team to raise (ideally $250+), start it off with your donation (min $25) and invite your friends to join (min $35).