THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
Make-A-Wish NZ has partnered with award-winning television production company Charity TV Global on an exciting television show based on travel, adventure and philanthropy.
Twelve people completed a life-changing adventure, filmed over the course of a week in August 2019, culminating in an hour-long episode to be shown on TV2 (on-air date TBA).
Introducing our Make-A-Wish NZ Participants:
Meet our team of fundraising ambassadors who took part in the Ultimate Adventure Challenge. Each has a goal to raise $10,000 for Make-A-Wish NZ and in return they will feature in the Charity TV Global series.
Jenny recently left the New Zealand Police after almost 10 years of service to pursue a new career in real estate in Takanini. She has been a regular volunteer and charity worker, particularly with youth. Wanting to find other ways to help people in need, Jenny, who is 33, recently became a Make-A-Wish volunteer. She has always enjoyed extreme activities and sees the Ultimate Adventure Challenge as a great opportunity to help raise much-needed funds so more children’s wishes to be granted.
Greg is a personal trainer and it was Next Generation gym that recommended him for the event. When asked why he said yes, the 32-year-old replied: "It’s not about me and my reasons. It’s about kids with a critical illness getting an amazing experience. Since beginning my fundraising and talking to people about Make-a-Wish, I’ve heard lots of stories of kids and families affected by critical illness. I can’t begin to imagine the pain these people go through and I can’t think of a worthier cause to give my time and energy to."
Daniel, 40, was born in Melbourne and now lives in Auckland with his wife and three children. Daniel’s son Lachlan was granted a wish through Make-A-Wish NZ and this is his way of giving back. Read more about Lachlan's wish here
Paul, 47, from Auckland has joined the Ultimate Adventure Challenge team as he wants to “give back” to Make-A-Wish as his son James received a wish in 2012. Then aged five, James wanted an iPad as his treatment meant long bouts in quarantine. Paul has been fundraising by putting his handyman skills to good use, and has received support from his motorbike buddies.
A father of two, Dean, 47, from Auckland is a keen musician (he plays in a blues band). His day job is as a self-employed fabricator where he creates large-scale artistic industrial furniture. This won't be Dean’s first TV appearance, he recently starred in a commercial where he was seen excitedly throwing himself down a long kitchen table.