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Campaign for tamariki raises nearly $5000 with 6300 minutes of cycling

Wellington student Mana Williams-Eade, who spent most of last week pedalling on a stationary cycle, has raised $4745 for New Zealand children living in state care.

Mana Williams-Eade, who has been Cycling for Tamariki all week, with Mayor Justin Lester

Mana Williams-Eade spent time in state care, and now works for Oranga Tamariki when he’s not studying. He is a trustee for VOYCE Whakarongo Mai, an independent support service for children in care.

His stationary cycle ride in Civic Square saw him joined on two accompanying bikes by volunteers and members of the public, including Mayor Justin Lester, during the 6300 minutes – one minute for every child and young person living state care.

The money raised will support the work of VOYCE Whakarongo Mai, representing the voices of tamariki and rangatahi atawhai.

You can contribute towards Cycling for Tamariki at this fundraising page.