We’re very happy to announce that Conservation Volunteers New Zealand has been chosen as an Affiliate Partners of the 2021 Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays.
As well as supporting the principal charity, Mental Health Foundation NZ, participants in the 2021 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays can also choose to support one of five affiliated charity partners; Conservation Volunteers NZ, Cancer Society NZ, Special Olympics NZ, Wellington City Mission and Stroke Foundation NZ.
“We are so pleased to have been chosen alongside these charities that do such important mahi. It’s a great opportunity for Wellingtonians to get active and to give back to the community at the same time”, said Natalie, Regional Manager of the Wellington Office.
Event organiser’s Sport Wellington recently announced that this iconic Wellington event is scheduled for February 21 2021, and that this year, there’s more opportunity than ever before for participants to raise awareness and funds by representing their selected charity’s team.
The 2020 event also saw the introduction of Sport Wellington’s waste minimisation policy, with the goal of Wellington Round the Bays becoming a waste-free event by 2025. Over 14,000 plastic bottles were replaced by reusable cups, reducing carbon emissions by 72% and diverting 756kg of waste from landfill. These efforts have seen the event named as a finalist for the Wellington Gold Awards and NZ Beautiful Awards.
“We’re proud to have organised one of the largest events of its kind to use reusable cups and I’m looking forward to increasing our positive impact on the environment by working with Conservation Volunteers NZ as one of our 2021 affiliated charities,” Grieve said.
Conservation Volunteers NZ works to improve the health of the environment and restore New Zealand’s nature by planting and caring for native trees, protecting native species, and eradicating pests and weeds.
To find out more about the charities and how you can support them, go to www.wellingtonroundthebays.co.nz. Registrations for the 2021 event open on Thursday 5 November.