College Community Supports Poverty Cycle Race

August 31, 2015 at 11:16 AM

5.jpgThe Saint Kentigern community has raised more than $10,000 for children’s charity Tear Fund by supporting College teams taking part in the annual Poverty Cycle event.

There was plenty of blue and white representation with five teams from the College, comprised of students, teachers, coaches and parents, competing in the race on Saturday at Clevedon.

In pairs, each team member put in the hard yards over two laps of the 20-kilometre course for a total of 120km between the team. The Senior Boys’ team put in a superb effort to finish top of the schools category and third overall out of nearly 30 teams. All of the riders had a fantastic time and got right into the spirit with face painting and a novelty chariot.

This year's event has so far raised more than $100,000 for Tear Fund, which will be put towards helping the vulnerable children around the world, including the prevention of human trafficking in Southeast Asia and Nepal. The funds will also assist a mentoring programme for New Zealand’s youth in need.

Good on everyone that represented the College and thank you to those who donated towards this great cause!


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