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The Great New Zealand Trek – Stage 13

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Exploring NZ’s Great Outdoors for a Good Cause

If you have ever dreamed about exploring some of New Zealand’s most stunning countryside and raising money for a great cause, then The Great New Zealand Trek could be just the adventure you are looking for.

The Great New Zealand Trek has been designed to enable people to gradually travel the length of the country walking, biking or horse riding in supported luxury. With off road access, en-route support, luggage transport, camping and yarding, professional caterers, hot showers, massage, live entertainment, bar, café and a huge support crew it is much more than a trek.

The trek isn’t your average stroll through the countryside but more an epic journey spanning the length and breadth of the land of the long white cloud. Arranged over several stages the trek offers participants the chance to experience a walk through areas not usually accessible to the public thanks to agreeable local landowners opening up their pathways.

 

The 2018 Entry Form for Stage 13 (running from 3rd to 11th March 2018) will be available in October 2017 HERE

 

 

 

Finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

When they sign up to take part, participants are also asked to raise money for the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington to help its work in researching Multiple Sclerosis.

One of the reasons for providing this service is because the trust is committed to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), one of the most common central nervous system diseases among young adults in New Zealand.

Multiple” means that it affects many parts of the brain and the spinal cord which results in mild or severe symptoms that come and go unpredictably. “Sclerosis” means hardened tissue in the central nervous system.

MS is baffling because the cause is unknown, no cure has been discovered and there is no way of knowing who will get MS. What is known is that it usually first reveals itself in a sufferer between the ages of 20 and 40; it is more prevalent in Caucasians than any other race; affects a much greater number of women than it does men and is more frequent in countries the further away they are from the equator. New Zealand has one of the highest rates in the world affecting around one in every 1,000 people.

 

Volunteer

The Trust is committed to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and is now raising funds to support the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research MS programme. Please contact the Trust if you would like to volunteer to help.

 

Donations

Since 2006 the Great New Zealand Treks have raised around $348,915.00 towards Multiple Sclerosis in New Zealand.

Every dollar the Trust can raise is important so by getting your family, friends and workmates involved is a big help and also creates awareness of MS. If you would like to donate to the cause but not participate in the trek, please visit the Trust’s GIVEALITTLE .

For more information about the Trust, visit Charities.govt then search the register, put in registration no CC37893, then click on The Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust.