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Take a Step for Cyclone Gabrielle – Walkathon 2023, Wellington, New Zealand

Under the shared banner of “Take a Step for Cyclone Gabrielle – Together Let’s Rebuild Our Communities,” BAPS Charities orchestrated the Wellington BAPS Charities Walkathon on the 7th of May, 2023. This event aimed to kindle community support and raise funds to aid those significantly affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawkes Bay. Illustrating the power of unity and joint responsibility, over 100 Wellington participants, aged 2 to 70 years, walked together. BAPS Charities Nationally achieved over 4 million steps for Cyclone Gabrielle, representing their commitment to the cause. Their collaborative efforts resulted in raising an impressive $40,000.

Notable guests, including Cambell Barry, Mayor of Lower Hutt, attended this community event. All these distinguished attendees appreciated the efforts of BAPS Charities and the impact of the walkathon on the community. In the words of Campbell Barry, Mayor of Lower Hutt, “BAPS has continued to make a fantastic difference to groups, organisations, and people in need across New Zealand. We are fortunate to have you here across our communities in Aotearoa, New Zealand.”

The nationwide BAPS Charities walkathon is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the willingness of individuals to come together for a noble cause. The funds raised will be distributed to families in Hawkes Bay, working with a few charities on the ground to provide much-needed relief to those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The success of the walkathon underscores the significance of each step taken towards a good cause. Just as numerous threads woven together create a strong fabric, every step taken by the National BAPS Charities Walkathon participants will lead to meaningful change in the lives of those in need. This event generated essential funds for Cyclone Gabrielle’s relief and served as a powerful reminder of the importance of unity and compassion in times of adversity.