Team ARISE Cycling Everest Challenge

Massive thanks to all our supporters

We wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement for the fundraiser ride on 16 March.

With your support we are well on our way to our $10,000 goal. This is all going to a great cause to see women and children set free from human trafficking and sex slavery.

There were about twenty riders out on the day either doing the challenge or supporting those who were. We knew the ride was going to be hard physically, but it was mentally tough towards the end and many of us had to keep reminding ourselves of the “why”. As a team we rode about five everests collectively. It was a massive effort and a real sense of community.

Thank you to all our sponsors, without you we would have lost the wider meaning behind the ride.

Bless you all

Team ARISE Cycling

Cycling up Mt Everest for Freedom! March 16th

We're joining the Tearfund Poverty Cycle challenge to help combat human trafficking.

On 16 March from 8am to 12 noon we're taking on the challenge of cycling up the equivalent of Mt Everest! It's an 8,848m climb to the top of Mt Everest, which equates to 26 climbs up to the Wellington Wind Turbine. We start from the Vet Hospital at 8 Brooklyn Rd.

This challenge is open to anyone to join. If you are keen to ride too please hit the "Join Us" button and join the team.

As a team, between us we will ride up at least one Mt Everest, maybe more! It's going to be difficult, but we are committed to doing something locally here in Wellington to make a difference for those on the frontline working tirelessly to bring freedom to women and children caught in the misery of human trafficking.

Please help by sponsoring us. We're hoping to raise one dollar per metre climbed. Choose what distance you can support, and remember, this is more than just a donation. Every dollar you give helps to bring freedom to vulnerable children trapped in slavery. Your donation and what it represents will hugely help us as we take on this beast of a challenge. 

#moveforfreedom

Thank you to our Sponsors

$4.02k

Anonymous

$515

Nathan Flett

$304

Bw

Finish the race

$260

Tim Lewis

$208

Erick Ruiz

Hey big brother! You continue to be an inspiration for me in more ways than you imagine. Keep on changing lives around the world. And finish strong πŸ’ͺ🏼!

$208

Shelley Barrett

$200

Tony And Jennifer Clark

My wife and I getting behind this this effort.

$146

Ruth Jackson

Blessings to you Brenden for the hard ride to help those who have very little. It is better to give than to receive!

$135

Travis

Great cause! good luck

$125

Mike & Di Tashkoff

Go for it Tim. Stay safe though eh mate.

$125

Anonymous

Great cause!

$125

Anonymous

That's a cause worth supporting! you go Andrew!

$125

Ed Trotter

Go hard brother

$125

Anton

Go you. Great cause - well done!

$120

Anonymous

Such an amazing cause to champion! #moveforfreedom

$120

Andrew Rae

$120

Fraser Clark

Man what a challenge. Happy to support you and the awesome cause. Fraser & Mel

$120

Simon Gibbs

$114

Alejandro Sim

$104

Helen Hurst

Good luck!

$104

Hamish Mcewen

$104

Chris And Gabi

Awesome work, hope it goes well!

$104

Lucas Anstiss

Superhuman. You're a beautiful man!

$104

Matt And Fee Conway

Go Brenden!

$104

Matt

$100

Professionals, Redcoats Limited

$100

Philippa Dawe

Go Tony!!! You can do it!

$100

Tidy Slabs Ltd

$83

Anonymous

$83

Digby Scott

I'll bring bananas for you tomorrow at Change Makers :-) D

$83

Sergio Gameiro Junior

$83

Bradley Setters

$83

Sophie Voon Bridal

Yay this is so cool! Good on you!!

$83

Mum And Dad

Way to go Matthew. We are very proud of you and what a great cause!

$80

Rachel Vince

Yay Matthew! So good to hear you're doing this. It's a great cause. Aunty Rachel

$80

Robbie Poharama

$52

Jo And Phil Palmer

Go hard brandy

$52

Anonymous

No pain, no gain, that's the ticket!

$52

Walker & Co Real Estate

Good on you Barclay

$52

Chia-lun Sung

Go! Jen! Go! May the force be with you!

$52

Chia-lun Sung

We definitely support you! Man!

$52

Laura

Amazing challenge and happy to support this valuable organisation. Go Alejandro Go!

$52

Ollie

Awesome work Alejandro! Enjoy the challenge and such a worthy cause!

$52

Jeanette Gibbs

$52

Barclay

$52

Kevin Summerhays

Enjoy the ride Tony. Very happy to support you in this endeavour, Kevin S.

$52

Josh Aldridge

$52

Josh Aldridge

$52

Katie

Awesome thing you’re doing, I hope the ride goes well.

$52

Colm Kearney

An impressive challenge for a very worthy cause. Ride strong mate.

$52

Brett Calton

Amazing challenge and worthy cause. Go well.

$52

Greg Fookes

Love the work Tearfund do, great idea Alejandro!

$52

Nigel Welch

Go Tony.

$52

Jeremy Leslie

Chill out on those downhills mate!

$52

Bruce Bennett

Great effort Team Arise, I am pleased to support you raise funds for such a worthwhile cause

$52

Anonymous

Good on you Tony.

$52

Davey Rynne

Well done Alejandro, best of luck with the challenge.

$52

The Fonaciers

Go brother Alex! We’re proud of you and your team πŸ‘

$52

Alison Stevens

Good luck, hope the legs and lungs survive that hill!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Sara Mckay

May God’s strength be with you all the way! πŸ˜„

$52

Katherine & Jono

Hi Brenden, This is such an amazing cause. We love your heart to make a difference and do this incredible cycle. Best wishes today from the Jourdains

$52

Dennie Estolas-vista

Take care, Alej! Hugs!

$52

Nick Barrett

$52

Lynley Povey

Kia kaha! Enjoy the ride

$52

Rachel F

Well done Tony

$52

Sharmilee

This is truly above and beyond. Great job Alejandro! You have all our support for this noble cause.

$52

Vyvien Jones

$52

Simon Laube

What an amazing physical achievement! - for such a commendable cause. From my time in India I know just how real a threat this is and support you on it 100%

$52

Beverley Anstiss

$52

Carljonathanfransen

Hey Tim - Hope this help smotivate you - but you need to make sure you go right to the top each time!! Cheers Carl.

$52

Phil Sadgrove

Good on you, Tony

$50

Katy Tait

Go Tony!! So glad you are getting behind this cause. Best of luck.

$50

Steadyeddie

You'll smash this!

$50

Anonymous

Great effort Barclay!! :)

$50

Dan Larsen

Go hard Andrew, you guys will smash this! Awesome work!

$50

Daniel Larsen

Go hard Barclay, you guys will smash this! Awesome work!

$50

Daniel

Go hard Tony, you guys will smash this! Awesome work!

$50

Anonymous

Great stuff, folks, may the wind and weather be good to you on the day.

$50

Nicole Murray

Ka pai to mahi Andrew. Thank you for doing this.

$50

Helen

You’re awesome!

$50

Paul Scholey

Think you might need some oxygen after all this. Good luck.

$50

Vee

$50

Grandma

I’m proud of you.

$42

Anonymous

All the best :)

$42

Grant Ching

Great stuff guys. I hope to be there riding with you.

$31

Loverez Family

God blessπŸ™

$31

Siobhan Murray

$26

Keren Sim

Proud of you dad :)

$25

Anonymous

Go well

$25

Mark Seidelin

$21

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

Don't suck at this!

$21

Daniel & Jojo

Well done Matthew! Such a good cause. Maybe your dad could do it with you next time. :o)

$21

Vicky Te Kawa

Good on you Brendan!

$21

Shirley Pineda

Good Luck, Alejandro. You can do it.

$21

Rachel Voller

$21

Mike Cockin

Nail it Sergio!

$21

Katiie Hair

Good luck, you got this!

$21

Isaac

Hope it all goes well! Great cause.

$21

Simon Chamberlain

$21

Richard Tom

Good luck on this and respect for doing this challenge

$21

Hazel Redpath

Go well!

$21

Gillian

Nice work Tony. Good luck with this challenge. What an inspiring story. Thank you for sharing,

$21

Ross Nava

climb Forrest climb! all the best

$21

Lindsay Horton

$21

Brendan Rose

$21

Catherine Mcshane

Good luck Tony! you will smash it.

$21

Alexander Simson

$21

Tania Blucher

$21

Anonymous

$21

Nick Charles

Good luck Sergio.!!

$21

Kim Turrell

$21

Kerry Cole

$21

Dale Nicholls

Good luck!

$21

Jt

Go hard or stay home!!! Great cause. I promise not to use the work credit card!!

$21

Erin Gough

Awesome challenge. Good luck Tony.

$21

Gerald Pfeifer

Impressive stuff!

$21

Toby Patrick

Impressive Tony, well done

$21

Julian Tupai

All the best Tony! You'll transform from man to gorilla due to all the bananas you'll be consuming.

$21

Jeff France

$21

Nicole Hoy

Love the name! God speed and good luck :)

$21

Bryan Field

Keep it up, Phil.

$21

Anita Scoringe

Well done Brenden!!

$21

Helen Billinge

Good luck Phil!

$21

Kristine Padtoc

Goooo Kuya Alejandrooo!!

$21

David

Great work Tony

$21

Georgie Handley

That's an incredible effort, congratulations! And a great cause.

$21

Georgia Dimock

Thank you for doing this!

$21

Jack Thompson

Awesome job Tony... Thinking about it makes me tired.

$21

Anonymous

$20

Anonymous

$20

Anonymous

Good on you, hope you raise awareness, compassion and money!

$20

Clare O'connell

$20

Donna Ruddell

Good luck Sergio. A good cause

$20

Tania Pasikale

Kudos to you!

$20

Nikki Montgomery

Hey Alejandro .. A very worthwhile cause. Thanks for sending our the call for donations. Happy to help!

$20

Anonymous

$20

Baxy

Give it heaps Gibbo

$16

Anonymous

$10

Sophia

$10

Anonymous

$10

Anonymous

$10

Jake Wills

All the best!

$10

Karien Mallee

Best of luck Tony!

$10

Freddy

Good luck on your ride

$5

Michael Dunlop