'Walk Through the Dark' 24hr Fundraising Event - Friday 22 SeptemberTakapuna Grammar School is hosting a 24 Hour 'Walk Through the Dark' which will be held on Friday 22 September 2.00pm - Saturday 23 September 2.00pm.
The ‘Walk Through the Dark’ key objective is to raise awareness around the mental health of our youth and the importance of being physically active to support a balanced well being.
We would love to give any businesses the opportunity to become a valuable sponsor of this event by connecting with the school and giving back to the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. You would also be recognised as a key supporter of Mental Health for young Kiwis.
We have been organising this event for the past few months and will not be able to meet our goals without the help of local support from our wider school whanau. We currently have a monetary donation goal of $3500 of which you can make a donation through this link TGS 'Walk through the Dark' donation or get in contact with Head of PE & Health Faculty Jason Ross on [email protected]
All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Foundation. If you can not support us in this way we would be incredibly appreciative of any form of donation whether that be through goods or service.
Our curriculum focuses on the importance of the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' which is essential in maintaining a positive hauora. The 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' are a key concept of our Physical Education and Health curriculum and is something that we use to educate, embrace and engrain in our students' lives. The 24 hour walk has been established by our students and links to one of the key concepts - 'Being Active'. In 2021/22, nearly one in four (23.6%) young people aged 15–24 years experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress. As a school of students in this age group it is a relatable and incredibly purposeful event.
Thank you in advance.
Physical Education & Health Faculty
Takapuna Grammar School