We are getting behind an amazing cause.

14 February 2016

We are getting behind Karl Waretini as he bikes the Queenstown Classic 2016 on 6th, 7th and 8th March for Child Poverty.
We are giving to the cause and would love our clients of True Grit to help Karl reach his target of $5,000.
We urge you to pledge too if you can, and you can read more about Karl’s objectives below.

From Karl Waretini
I have committed to riding in the Queenstown Classic fundraising charity event. It will no doubt be notched up as one of the most significant moments on the bike for me.


Because this is a ride that really makes a difference. ADRA’s ministry truly transforms family’s lives at home and overseas – and this event is a key part of the agency’s success.

Today there are 2 billion children in the world with over 1 billion living in poverty. In 2015 It is reported New Zealand has over 300,000 kids living in poverty. refer (NZ child poverty monitor http://www.childpoverty.co.nz)

It’s far worse overseas.

Everyday they struggle to survive. Some of them get sick and suffer illness and disease due to poor hygiene and sanitation, and others simply lack food.

Thanks to ADRA and other agencies children and communities become healthier with the various sanitation solutions and wellbeing programmes provided to various communities. This means healthier lives with less illness, disease and enables children the opportunity to attend school and gain an education.


The Goal

Is to raise a combined total of $120,000 as a group of riders. I have set a target to raise $5000, and with your help I’m confident we can achieve it.Any amount would be greatly appreciated! But to give you an idea:

  • $100 can provide a family in the Pacific Islands with a hygienic toilet – less sickness more education and work
  • $250 can provide a kiwi mum doing it tough with a year of clothes for a newborn
  • $495 can provide a family in Vietnam with a cow through a cow-bank programme, meaning better income and a brighter future.

Last year my daughter Ella and I went to check out the work ADRA does and experienced first hand where the money ends up…

On our trip to Vanuatu we helped the People of Tanna build and instal 70 hygienic toilets, re-roof a school classroom damaged through cyclone Pam and observed the water source project with large water tanks feeding fresh water to the surrounding villages.