dtr staff walk the Taniwha for Shine - November 2013Alice Buchanan November 14, 2013 : 0
The Taniwha fundraising event was back for its second year and we had a dedicated team from dtr participate in the 7km walk!
The team was made up of dtr all-stars, Gladin, Monique and her sister Carissa from Rotorua, Chris from Hamilton and Bek from head office. They were definitely keen, getting up at the crack of dawn to meet for an 8am start.
It was a gorgeous sunny day in the Waikato for the walk along the track, which takes in expansive lake and river views. Over 1,100 enthusiastic Kiwis participated in the event, coming from all over the North Island with the option of choosing to mountain bike, run or walk.
A highlight was the special attendance of 20 Vodafone Warriors players and 10 staff members who tackled the 21km Mountain Bike or 14km run. All Taniwha participants also received a Vodafone Warriors bag filled with goodies to reward them for their efforts.
dtr suppliers showed their support and generosity again this year by donating prizes. These included a set of bunks from Dixie Cummings, games from Total Interactive and a handheld vacuum from Dyson. Thanks guys!
Overall the event was a fabulous success and over $10,000 was raised for Shine to help make homes violence free. Our dtr team did a fantastic effort of raising $700 and are doing a last ditch push to see if they can raise $1000. You can go to www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/dtr to contribute.