Ride-on mower for disability group

By Brent Jenkin

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Ride-On Mower For Disability Group

Project 2020-02-21 15:48:51 +1300

Paul loves using the John Deere ride-on mower at the Moxie Orchard, his weekly work-skills initiative set up by Recreate NZ.

Paul is an awesome young man living with Down Syndrome, who looks forward to working at the lemon orchard each week.

As Paul's mum says:

'Paul loves the outdoors particularly the physical work associated with gardening and this has given him the confidence to use equipment such as the ride-on mower, hand mower, secateurs and tools for maintaining the orchard. Through the programme, Paul has also learned about health and safety and has cited several examples to me on maintaining safety, how to use gardening tools appropriately, how to harvest the fruit as well as enjoying selling the fruit to the public.'

'Paul also enjoys the social aspect of catching up weekly with his friends, having some laughs, learning alongside them and how each of them work differently. I believe the inter-personal relationships are just as important as the work skills learned and Recreate provides both of these through a well organised and supportive learning environment.'

Unfortunately, the engine recently seized on the current ride-on mower and it stopped working! At only 4 years old this was unexpected and has now left Paul and his colleagues in a dilemma - how to get a replacement quickly, as the grass will soon be growing fast again?!

As a registered Charity Recreate NZ needs to fund-raise for capital items and using Pledge Me for the first time seems like a great idea.

Please consider supporting Recreate NZ, Paul and his colleagues by pledging any amount you feel like giving.

 

Should you wish to know more about the Moxie work-skills initiative offered by Recreate NZ, visit our website or click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwBY7aJ7fQ

Comments

Updates 9

Wahoooooooooooooooooo!!!!

19/05/2020 at 6:52 PM

We made it!!

.........thanks to all you donors..........

This has been such a great exercise for us, with what do on our Moxie initiatives being generously vailidated and supported by all your pledges!

We have gone and ordered Paul (and the crew) a new John Deere D130 ride-on mower!!! So stoked....

 

Small print:

Pledges will be collected shortly after 31 May (you should have received a confirmation email, if not let me know)

If you have selected a prize, we will draw out the winners shortly after 31 May as well, and will let the winners know. if I can I will also post the winners here in the updates.

 

Thanks once again to the 45 donors that have pledged and gotten us across the line in our fundraising campaign!!!

 

Kind regards

Brent

GM Recreate NZ

 

 

Awesome........!!!

01/05/2020 at 3:10 PM

A special thanks goes out to Victoria and Boun for their incredibly generous donations this week, that have seen us screaming past the $4k mark and oh so close to our target!

Thanks to all our donors to date, Paul and the team are going to be so stoked to get back out to the orchard and mowing. (once we can that is..)

Warm regards to all

Brent

All the Threes....

28/04/2020 at 9:26 AM

All the threes today!

Alert Level 3

31 pledgers

Over 3 thousand raised

3/4 of the way there!

Thanks to everyone for their genrosity, we're going to get there for sure...

Campaign extension!

30/03/2020 at 5:48 PM

Hi all, Pledgeme have kindly agreed to extend our closing date due to the current unique circumstances! Yah..

We now have until the end of May to raise our funds.

What that means for existing pledgers is that you won't be asked to finalise your pledge until the end of May 2020.

We'll post more once things have settled down and people are more comfortable with this ''new normal'' we are living in.

Take care

Four days to Goooooooo....

27/03/2020 at 5:22 PM

We're a good way there! 

A last little effort should get us over the line and have Paul and Co cutting those lawns again - the ride-on has been voted way better than the push mowers!

Every little bit helps...

 

thanks all

UPDATE - Naming rights available for the new mower!!

13/03/2020 at 2:09 PM

Hi all...

An update - the largest pledge will now receive naming rights for the new mower (should we hit our taregt!), call it what you like...

All our vans and trailers are named so why not the ride-on mower!?

Pledge now and it could be you naming the big green beast!

 

Cracked $1,000.00!! thanks all...

12/03/2020 at 2:37 PM

So nearly a week in and we've shot past the $1,000.00 mark - thanks again to all those who have pledged! We are now over 20% of the way there, so please share so we can spread the word and get Paul back on the ride-on again!

New video

05/03/2020 at 5:35 PM

 Hi all, today we loaded a new title video of Paul and the Moxie Kumeu team doing their thing, enjoy!

Progress report

04/03/2020 at 2:07 PM

Wow!! 10% of the way there already, in less than 24hours - thanks so much to those 11 awesome doners who have pledged already!

    Pledgers 46

    Viv
    2020-05-20 07:17:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-19 12:41:27 +1200
    Suzanne Townsend
    2020-05-19 09:20:49 +1200

    "Hopefully this will help to get your mower up and running. Best wishes, Suzanne Townsend "

    Jane Carew
    2020-05-12 14:37:26 +1200

    "Tom's favourite part of moxie driving the ride on. Jane and Martin "

    DEBBIE JONES
    2020-05-06 21:01:33 +1200

    "Thanks for the great work you do. Pledge on behalf of Adam Jones"

    Annette Putze
    2020-05-06 17:44:45 +1200

    "Can't thank you enough for all you do for Matthew"

    Bronwyn Rydon
    2020-05-06 15:26:34 +1200
    Primila Moaveni
    2020-05-05 07:14:30 +1200

    "Hope you get out on your ride on mower soon!! it must be fun!! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-04 20:09:18 +1200
    Harry Henderson
    2020-05-02 14:27:21 +1200
    Helen Cussell
    2020-05-02 10:08:39 +1200
    Victoria Cooksley
    2020-05-01 13:32:59 +1200

    "Congratulations on all the good work your doing. Can’t wait to see the mowers name 😁"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-30 16:24:00 +1200

    ""I forgot the lawn and the lawn won!" - we don't want this so here is my $20.00"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-29 19:26:48 +1200

    "From Chrissa , Helen & Mike"

    Zoe Gardiner
    2020-04-28 14:35:12 +1200
    Boun Khamwanthong
    2020-04-26 11:51:28 +1200

    "Thank you for all the great work everyone in this organisation does."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-21 14:10:31 +1200
    Colin Hollingsworth
    2020-04-16 15:37:23 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-01 15:51:56 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-01 15:50:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-04-01 15:49:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-30 21:18:43 +1300
    Angela Walter
    2020-03-22 21:20:16 +1300

    "Thank you Recreate for all you do."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-22 17:11:12 +1300

    "Hoping John will get back on the mower at the Moxie Orchard!!"

    Lara Grace
    2020-03-19 13:46:32 +1300
    Ainie Kwok
    2020-03-19 12:54:12 +1300
    Karen Gardner
    2020-03-17 21:51:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-17 14:37:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-17 14:36:15 +1300
    Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
    2020-03-17 12:45:11 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Ride-on mower for disability group

    Ride-On Mower For Disability Group

    Project 2020-02-21 15:48:51 +1300

    Paul loves using the John Deere ride-on mower at the Moxie Orchard, his weekly work-skills initiative set up by Recreate NZ.

    Paul is an awesome young man living with Down Syndrome, who looks forward to working at the lemon orchard each week.

    As Paul's mum says:

    'Paul loves the outdoors particularly the physical work associated with gardening and this has given him the confidence to use equipment such as the ride-on mower, hand mower, secateurs and tools for maintaining the orchard. Through the programme, Paul has also learned about health and safety and has cited several examples to me on maintaining safety, how to use gardening tools appropriately, how to harvest the fruit as well as enjoying selling the fruit to the public.'

    'Paul also enjoys the social aspect of catching up weekly with his friends, having some laughs, learning alongside them and how each of them work differently. I believe the inter-personal relationships are just as important as the work skills learned and Recreate provides both of these through a well organised and supportive learning environment.'

    Unfortunately, the engine recently seized on the current ride-on mower and it stopped working! At only 4 years old this was unexpected and has now left Paul and his colleagues in a dilemma - how to get a replacement quickly, as the grass will soon be growing fast again?!

    As a registered Charity Recreate NZ needs to fund-raise for capital items and using Pledge Me for the first time seems like a great idea.

    Please consider supporting Recreate NZ, Paul and his colleagues by pledging any amount you feel like giving.

     

    Should you wish to know more about the Moxie work-skills initiative offered by Recreate NZ, visit our website or click on the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwBY7aJ7fQ

    Comments

    Wahoooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    19/05/2020 at 6:52 PM

    We made it!!

    .........thanks to all you donors..........

    This has been such a great exercise for us, with what do on our Moxie initiatives being generously vailidated and supported by all your pledges!

    We have gone and ordered Paul (and the crew) a new John Deere D130 ride-on mower!!! So stoked....

     

    Small print:

    Pledges will be collected shortly after 31 May (you should have received a confirmation email, if not let me know)

    If you have selected a prize, we will draw out the winners shortly after 31 May as well, and will let the winners know. if I can I will also post the winners here in the updates.

     

    Thanks once again to the 45 donors that have pledged and gotten us across the line in our fundraising campaign!!!

     

    Kind regards

    Brent

    GM Recreate NZ

     

     

    Awesome........!!!

    01/05/2020 at 3:10 PM

    A special thanks goes out to Victoria and Boun for their incredibly generous donations this week, that have seen us screaming past the $4k mark and oh so close to our target!

    Thanks to all our donors to date, Paul and the team are going to be so stoked to get back out to the orchard and mowing. (once we can that is..)

    Warm regards to all

    Brent

    All the Threes....

    28/04/2020 at 9:26 AM

    All the threes today!

    Alert Level 3

    31 pledgers

    Over 3 thousand raised

    3/4 of the way there!

    Thanks to everyone for their genrosity, we're going to get there for sure...

    Campaign extension!

    30/03/2020 at 5:48 PM

    Hi all, Pledgeme have kindly agreed to extend our closing date due to the current unique circumstances! Yah..

    We now have until the end of May to raise our funds.

    What that means for existing pledgers is that you won't be asked to finalise your pledge until the end of May 2020.

    We'll post more once things have settled down and people are more comfortable with this ''new normal'' we are living in.

    Take care

    Four days to Goooooooo....

    27/03/2020 at 5:22 PM

    We're a good way there! 

    A last little effort should get us over the line and have Paul and Co cutting those lawns again - the ride-on has been voted way better than the push mowers!

    Every little bit helps...

     

    thanks all

    UPDATE - Naming rights available for the new mower!!

    13/03/2020 at 2:09 PM

    Hi all...

    An update - the largest pledge will now receive naming rights for the new mower (should we hit our taregt!), call it what you like...

    All our vans and trailers are named so why not the ride-on mower!?

    Pledge now and it could be you naming the big green beast!

     

    Cracked $1,000.00!! thanks all...

    12/03/2020 at 2:37 PM

    So nearly a week in and we've shot past the $1,000.00 mark - thanks again to all those who have pledged! We are now over 20% of the way there, so please share so we can spread the word and get Paul back on the ride-on again!

    New video

    05/03/2020 at 5:35 PM

     Hi all, today we loaded a new title video of Paul and the Moxie Kumeu team doing their thing, enjoy!

    Progress report

    04/03/2020 at 2:07 PM

    Wow!! 10% of the way there already, in less than 24hours - thanks so much to those 11 awesome doners who have pledged already!

      Viv
      2020-05-20 07:17:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-19 12:41:27 +1200
      Suzanne Townsend
      2020-05-19 09:20:49 +1200

      "Hopefully this will help to get your mower up and running. Best wishes, Suzanne Townsend "

      Jane Carew
      2020-05-12 14:37:26 +1200

      "Tom's favourite part of moxie driving the ride on. Jane and Martin "

      DEBBIE JONES
      2020-05-06 21:01:33 +1200

      "Thanks for the great work you do. Pledge on behalf of Adam Jones"

      Annette Putze
      2020-05-06 17:44:45 +1200

      "Can't thank you enough for all you do for Matthew"

      Bronwyn Rydon
      2020-05-06 15:26:34 +1200
      Primila Moaveni
      2020-05-05 07:14:30 +1200

      "Hope you get out on your ride on mower soon!! it must be fun!! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-04 20:09:18 +1200
      Harry Henderson
      2020-05-02 14:27:21 +1200
      Helen Cussell
      2020-05-02 10:08:39 +1200
      Victoria Cooksley
      2020-05-01 13:32:59 +1200

      "Congratulations on all the good work your doing. Can’t wait to see the mowers name 😁"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-30 16:24:00 +1200

      ""I forgot the lawn and the lawn won!" - we don't want this so here is my $20.00"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-29 19:26:48 +1200

      "From Chrissa , Helen & Mike"

      Zoe Gardiner
      2020-04-28 14:35:12 +1200
      Boun Khamwanthong
      2020-04-26 11:51:28 +1200

      "Thank you for all the great work everyone in this organisation does."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-21 14:10:31 +1200
      Colin Hollingsworth
      2020-04-16 15:37:23 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-01 15:51:56 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-01 15:50:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-04-01 15:49:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-30 21:18:43 +1300
      Angela Walter
      2020-03-22 21:20:16 +1300

      "Thank you Recreate for all you do."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-22 17:11:12 +1300

      "Hoping John will get back on the mower at the Moxie Orchard!!"

      Lara Grace
      2020-03-19 13:46:32 +1300
      Ainie Kwok
      2020-03-19 12:54:12 +1300
      Karen Gardner
      2020-03-17 21:51:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-17 14:37:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-17 14:36:15 +1300
      Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
      2020-03-17 12:45:11 +1300

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