Carepacks for Carers By Rafael Lee

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About Carepacks for Carers

Project 2017-12-03 21:09:51 +1300

A while ago. I met this amazing lady named Timmy Smith from Waiheke Island. She wears many hats, a mother, a business woman, a community warrior, tea blender and jewellery maker just to name a few. One thing that struck a chord with me was her passion to support Starship Hospital where she had to make countless visits for her daughter.

As a new father of two young children, I could not imagine what it would be like to stay at the hospital while caring for your child. It must be a frightening experience to see your beautiful child fighting for life. You will be doing all you can to care for your child. Caring for yourself, especially in an emergency situation, I can only imagine that it will be the last thing on your list. Yet, the carers need to be cared for too.

Timmy, based on her own experience, has decided to create Carepacks for Carers.

Carepacks for Carers is about providing “Knowledge, Nourishment and Connection” for carers.

It will be packed with information and knowledge that parents need to know about their stay at Starship Hospital.

It will be packed with items to nourish the carers like healthy snacks and care products.

It will be packed with means of connection like a simple cell phone charger. But mostly a connection to the group of supporters, like YOU. To let the carers know that they are not doing this alone.

I was moved by Timmy’s story and her positive spirit. So I have decided to support Carepacks for Carers project by setting up a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe. Also, I will be participating the Epic Swim 10 km race in Lake Taupo in Jan 2018 to help raise fund for this project. This will be a challenge for myself, as I have never swum 10km in open water before.

The money raised will be used to create the first few hundred carepacks to give great momentum to this project. The Carepacks for Carers will be made sustainable via “Pay Forward” model, where a carer who receive this carepack will be given a choice of buying a pack or two for other carers. We believe in the power of the crowd and putting a small effort together to make a big impact.

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Updates

    Busking at the Waiheke Ostend Market today

    07:13PM Sat 20/01/18 on Carepacks for Carers

    Busking Duo - Bazabu and Riffraff

    Fantastic day at the Waiheke Ostend Market. Beautiful weather and we raised $152.20 today!

     

    Also, we have now reached the target of $5,000!!

     

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    Epic Swim and Epic Results

    05:50AM Tue 16/01/18 on Carepacks for Carers

    It was an awesome weekend and I have done it!

    3 hours and 4 minutes in the water and I have completed the longest swim in my life!

    For stories, follow us on the facebook here.

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      Rafael Lee
      2018-01-20 19:06:56 +1300

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      “Busking from the Waiheke Ostend Market!!”

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      Ross Barker
      2018-01-20 17:05:26 +1300

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      “Thank you guys and well done we are on our way.”

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      Biren Thomas
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      Pamela Lim
      2018-01-19 17:43:20 +1300

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      “What a wonderful practical idea, Thankyou”

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      Paul
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      Terryann Clark
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      DillonPhotography
      2018-01-18 15:46:33 +1300

      DillonPhotography has pledged on 1 campaign

      “Wishing love and support to all parents who receive a care package.”

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      Kate
      2018-01-18 15:39:44 +1300

      Kate has pledged on 1 campaign

      “arohanui xx”

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      Rafael Lee
      2018-01-18 05:23:43 +1300

      Rafael Lee has pledged on 6 campaigns

      “Pledging to my 10k Swim challenge!”

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      Markus Stamm
      2018-01-15 17:44:06 +1300

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      Reyedr
      2018-01-15 14:28:54 +1300

      Reyedr has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Well done Rafael, Good on ya mate!”

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      Patrick McVeigh
      2018-01-15 14:08:35 +1300

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      Ruth Church
      2018-01-15 10:21:59 +1300

      Ruth Church has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Sending all my love and support Timmy, Ruthy xxxx”

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      Donna Rogers
      2018-01-14 13:59:15 +1300

      Donna Rogers has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “I would be interested in helping if you need any help with anything...x”

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      Michelle Hepburn
      2018-01-14 09:06:53 +1300

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      “Best wishes Timmy & team x ”

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      Craig Russell
      2018-01-13 23:06:36 +1300

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      Jeanne Harrison
      2018-01-13 08:30:45 +1300

      Jeanne Harrison has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Another wonderful idea from Timmy Smith. Good Luck Rafael. ”

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      2018-01-13 08:26:49 +1300

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      Irene Wood
      2018-01-12 18:49:26 +1300

      Irene Wood has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “ So happy to contribute to this absolutely beautiful idea to provide some comfort to the Carers of sick children. xxx”

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      karen titulaer
      2018-01-12 11:20:04 +1300

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      “Good luck!”

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      Alastair Hulbert
      2018-01-12 11:17:51 +1300

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      Fiona Syme
      2018-01-12 10:07:03 +1300

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      “Fantastic initiative. Keep up the good work. ”

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      melissa
      2018-01-12 10:05:30 +1300

      melissa has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Go Rafel!”

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      Kirsty Owen
      2018-01-12 09:34:24 +1300

      Kirsty Owen has pledged on 1 campaign

      “Amazing idea. Well done to all bringing it to life.”

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      Tayla
      2018-01-12 08:56:33 +1300

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      Michelle Richards
      2018-01-12 08:25:29 +1300

      Michelle Richards has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “What a wonderful idea and collaboration. Best of luck with this project! ”

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      Albert Koak
      2018-01-11 21:38:04 +1300

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      “I hope your successful results...”

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