A big thank you to all those who have donated to my cause so far. Weve still go a long way to go! At $1 per km I’m just passing by Auckland airport! (At least untill the new track updates in Northland get released)

So this post is reaching out to my hospitality friends, and their friends. Owners and managers.

This is an open letter, which I’m going to be spamming out to a bunch of hospo groups and the like.

To whom it may concern!

Kia Ora, my names Dan. And this Summer I’m walking Te Araroa, Cape Reinga to Bluff, 3000kms.
(Sorry not available to cover the bar this summer)
As part of my journey along the country, I’m raising funds and starting conversations about mental illness.

I’ve decided to approach the hospitality industry as its one I know.
Hospitality is an industry where those suffering from mental health often find them selves, with the combination of easy access to alcohol and drugs, long hard hours, and an antisocial schedule. It can be easy to spiral into a pretty bad place.

So with this email, I’m seeking sponsors, donations, and asking management to look out for your team throughout the silly season!
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising,
here’s a link: https://events.mentalhealth.org.nz/fundraisers/dansanson

I’ll also be setting up some charity auctions, if you would like to contribute with something other than a cash donation.

If you’d like to know more about my plans, or have any questions, check out my blog. Or don’t hesitate to message me.

(PS anybody hiring come March 2018 – that would be rad)



Hopefully there’s a few people out there who would like to contribute so I can stop only bothering my friends!

Thanks for reading.


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