Aid and development organisation TEAR Fund is asking Aucklanders to exercise social responsibility by taking part in The Poverty Cycle Challenge - a 20km road relay race where teams of six will compete against each other to fundraise for the world's most vulnerable children.
TEAR Fund wants businesses, schools, individuals and other groups to enter, with all funds raised going towards preventing and rehabilitating children caught up in human trafficking in Nepal, and a mentoring programme for at-risk children here in New Zealand.
TEAR Fund says poverty isn't just about food, it's about freedom so we need to do as much as possible to help those in need.
Gavin McCulloch, Event Manager for the TEAR Fund Poverty Cycle says, “The Poverty Cycle is a fantastic teambuilding exercise that challenges, unites, and encourages people to get together for a great cause. With such a hugely positive impact on business culture as well as positive brand exposure, we encourage anyone who’s interested in putting together a team to get in touch!”
Businesses that took part last year include Ricoh, ASB and Unlimited Potential.
The Poverty Cycle Challenge is on Saturday September 7 at the Ti Papa Events Centre in Brookby, Auckland. Visit www.povertycycle.org.nz to register.