Making women's running stories a reality

By Maree

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Making Women's Running Stories A Reality

Project 2024-05-13 14:53:37 +1200

Kia Ora, I’m Maree Leith from Auckland. I’m a mum of 3 beautiful kids, dog mum, wifey and a keen runner living in the sunny hibiscus Coast in Auckland.

Running is such a passion in my life, that I now coach women all around Aotearoa to help them conquer their running goals through my online business Go Run Girls. 

 

My latest project is to bring to life a book which celebrates the achievements and stories of female New Zealand runners.

 

18 precious stories have been collected and the next step is to work with our editor and designers to create a visually captivating and easy-to-read layout for the book.

 

 

To create a motivational book that inspires more wahine to prioritize their health and wellness through walking or running. We’ll do this by sharing stories of remarkable women from all over New Zealand who made themselves a priority despite life's challenges.

 

I passionately believe that these stories need to be told. This book would be the first of its kind published here with a focus solely on New Zealand female runners.

 

 

I’m extremely grateful for these women who have chosen to share their stories as part of this project. Theirs are stories of hope, perseverance and accomplishment and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to share them with you in this project. 

 

These stories come from women with all different backgrounds, beliefs and professions. I felt it super important to have a broad range of stories knowing that you will relate to one of them in some way. 

 

Stephanie Pettigrew from Dunedin

Laurie Wilson from Auckland

Caro Orum from Wellington

Joanne James from Cambridge

Gurjit Karr from Auckland

Kirsty Watson from Invercargall

Karen Donaldson-Barron from Hibiscus Coast

Emma Timmis from Reefton

Jennifer Edwards from Auckland

Jeanine Lumsden from Helensville

Kay Abayakoon from the Hibiscus Coast

Karyn Aulelio from Whitianga

Carolyn Elliot from Oamaru

Fiona Hayvice from Wellington

Kate Mcdonald from Auckland 

Rachael Tobeck from Auckland 

Heather Purdie-Raill from Hamilton

Wendy Veron-Meredith from Hamilton

 

Oh yeah and ME (if you want a little early teaser of my story, you can read it here)

 

Here are just some of our amazing Authors

 

 

 

 

Most of the funds raised will be used for the editing of all 18 stories and design work of the book as well as cover the costs for the first print run. 

 

Bringing out a book involves a range of specialists to capture the joy and humanity of these strories. It's with your support that we'll make this project a reality.

 

 

 

My first thoughts on the layout of the book was to have something portable that could give you a hit of inspiration before you go out for your run, at bedtime hear a short story that gets you dreaming of your possibilities or pop it in your hand bag for motivation on the go. 

 

Each precious story reveals a beautiful in-action photo of the Author giving you a true sense of who is sharing their life changing experience.

 

 

Virtual High 5

Because you are so awesome supporting this book once the campaign is finished you will receive and Virtual High 5 right into your mail box for a $5 pledge. Every little bit counts so Thank you x.

 

Digital Run Easy Guide

I share my tips on 'how to begin running' and 'returning to running'. This is an easy to follow guide to get you training in a safe way. I give you my professional advise as a Coach and PT on how many strength/recovery/mobility sessions you need to make you a strong runner. For only a $10 pledge you can have this to keep forever. This will be emailed out once the campaign is completed. 

 

Pledge for one of these EPIC events:

2 x Macpac Auckland Trail Series  - 3 Event Pass valued at $240 each

1 x Run Auckland Series pass valued at $180

4 x entries to Merrell Race Tekapo event valued up to $290 each

2 x John West Taupo Ultramarathon entries valued up to $450 each 

3 x Legend of the Peaks entries valued up to $220 each

Codes will be emailed out you once the campaign is completed.  

 

Get your name in the book

That's right you can really be part of our book by having your name proudly printed on our ‘pledges page’ in the actual book. This is just our way of thanking you for your generous donation towards such a meaningful project. Heck include the whole family if you want and we will add the family name to our book for a minimum pledge of $15. All Pledges $15 or over will have the option to include their name in the book. 

 

Mat Pilates for Runners with Coach Maree

Enjoy a 1 month block (8 sessions) of Mat Pilates online via zoom with Coach Maree. This a a great way of fitting in that important strength training during the week. You will join Coach Maree's morning Pilates group online, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6am-6.30am for an energising start to your day. All abilities welcome and options catered for. Usually valued at $55 for 8 sessions. 

 

Secure your copy of the book

This will definitely be our most popular incentive. Be one of the first to get your hot little hands on Finding her Stride with this exclusive offer. Once the book is printed we will be sending it straight out to you. You won't want to miss this opportunity!

 

Get some cool running gear

Fitletic 360 Running Belt

Stretchy durable material to hold belt securely to your body with zero bounce. Reflective zippered front pocket for your smart phone or any additional nutrition. Back pocket fits up to a 16oz (350ml) bottle. Two front loops to hold your bib in front (comes with toggles). Outer stretchy mesh pocket to hold your gels or other snacks for easy access. Silicone coated loops to hold trekking poles securely. High Visibility reflectors, front and back. Easy-access key clip

 

Book + Cap

Receive a little goodie pack including the book and an exclusive 'Finding Her Stride' Buff running cap. This was designed with the book cover in mind with the team at Buff NZ. 

*Will have a minimum order to reach for the cap. If we are unable to reach that number we will include another gear option.

 

Book + Launch

Come celebrate our launch with us at the Fantail & Turtle in Takapuna, Auckland. This VIP event will be on Saturday the 2nd of November 2pm-4pm. Included in this Incentive pack - Mingle with some of our Authors while sipping on a glass of bubbles (or drink of your choice) and enjoying some yummy nibbles. We will also chuck in a goodie bag cause who doesn't like suprises? This will be a true celebration of the book which will be personally presented to you by Coach Maree. 

With this you'll receive a copy of Finding her Stride. 

 

Online Coaching Package - 3 months

Grab yourself a deal of 20% off Personalised Online Coaching for 3 months from Coach Maree or Coach Steff. Yes we coach the men too so feel free to grab one for your special someone. Get strong and feel 100% supported as you train up towards your next goal.  Learn more about what is included. Usually valued at $540 for three months. 

 

Online Coaching Package - 6 months

This is for the really serious runner who wants to conquer their next hairy, scary goal. Grab yourself a deal of 25% off Personalised Online Coaching for 6 months from Coach Maree or Coach Steff. Yes we coach the men too. Stand at the start line confident, strong and ready to smash your goal after a whole 6 months of training. 

Learn more about what is included. Usually valued at $1080 for six months. 

 

Corporate Package Bronze 

No matter how big or small your business is, we have a packaged designed to suit. If you support the campaign we will thank you by including your business across our socials. 

Includes 2 books + 2 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated page. 

 

Corporate Package Silver

This is a level up where you will not only get a few more goodies to share around your staff but also have a personalised post to my socials.

Corporate Package 5 books + 5 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated website page + advert on social media platforms.

(Facebook and Instagram page with over 20,000 followers + 3 emails out to our database of 1000+)

 

 

Corporate Package Gold

Gold Corporate Package - up to 10 books + up to 10 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated website page + 3 adverts on our Facebook and Instagram page.

And an exclusive opportunity to talk at our launch party. Coach Steff and Coach Maree would also present a 1-hour motivational talk for your business either online or in person (depending on location). 

(20,000 followers + 3 emails out to our database of 1000+)

 

 

Once the book has been published and available to the public, we'll be donating the profits of the book sales to two very special Charities.

 

Speed Freaks

Supporting recovery from addiction and mental distress through the vehicle of running and walking. 

 

Cancer Research Trust New Zealand

The Trust provides grants to doctors and scientists conducting ground-breaking cancer research, and to medical and scientific cancer-control personnel for their professional development and education.

 

Please note that this project is separate to the charities and donations will only be made once we have secured the crowdfunding and the book is on sale. 

 

 

 

If you've got any questions or want to be involved in the project in another way please contact me, Maree Leith on [email protected] 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 5

Thank you to everyone xx

09/07/2024 at 12:47 PM

Hi team I just wanted to pop in and say a huge THANK YOU for helping me reach my PledgeMe target and beyond. $26,261 was our final total. I am so blown away!!

What a ride the whole month was and I couldn't have done it without your kindness and support. 

I am waiting for Pledgeme to confirm all the payments, working through the pledges/incentives and I will be in touch shortly with those who pledged for incentives. 

A reminder that the next stage with the book will be working with the editor and all of the design work before it is taken to print. I am sure with hours of proofreading, draft copies and sign-offs, it is quite the process and I am delighted to be able to start this with our amazing Editor Sara Litchfield. The goal is to have this book out to you by the first week of November with the launch party on the 2nd of November. If anything changes because of hiccups on the way I will be in touch with those who have purchased a book. 

For those who have ordered a book + cap (or anything with a book) that will be sent out to you as one package in November or when the book is ready. The other incentives will be emailed or sent out over the next few weeks. But please do get in contact if you have any questions [email protected]

Again thank you to everyone, now I can bring this book to life xx Coach Maree. 

We are so close THANKYOU you amazing humans!!! Here is an update on the craziness x

24/06/2024 at 7:19 PM

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

3 days to go and this campaign is ALL or NOTHING. Meaning I need to reach that final target or the book doesn’t go ahead. I really need your support for this one team. These stories are so close to being published I can almost smell that ‘new book’ scent. 

On Sunday night I had the pleasure of interviewing four of our authors from the book, you can re-watch it here. After that call, I felt it even more important for these women to have their stories shared in full. 

We have added a new incentive for you to choose from and once we hit the target I am going to do something a bit crazy!

Let this be the nudge to help us get across the finish line. Steff and I will run 
our local estuary loop (8kms) and for every km we eat 1 slice of cake. But that's not the funny bit, we have to hand-feed each other. I guarantee this is going to get messy and I hope we stay married!! You can have a front-row seat if you help us get to our goal as it will be recorded. ONLY 4 days to go team!!

So if you are on the fence about pledging for an incentive it needs to be now. And I am here for any questions to hit me up any time by replying to this email. 

 

BTW we are hoping to get the book out before Christmas so grab one for your running buddy x Coach Maree.

 

 

We Reached Halfway !!! You are all so amazing xxx

17/06/2024 at 3:39 PM

UPDATE>>>>

Thank you so much my friends, we have reached halfway raising now over $12,340. 

The Aroha that has come from this campaign is so touching so Thank you. This is a huge journey for me, not knowing when the next wonderful person is going to pledge or who will be inspired by my project of getting this book published. 

Sleepless nights, overactive brain all the things!! (Luckily I have my running to calm my farm) How can I get my campaign out far and wide? 

It means so much to me, and that is why I still need everyone's help. If I don't get the total amount of $24,675.00 by Thursday week the book won't go ahead. It's all or nothing team xx 

If you are on the fence about getting another book for a friend (we are aiming for a pre-christmas launch)grab another copy today. 

xxxx Maree

 

One week done!! Thank you so much x

05/06/2024 at 11:46 AM

Just a quick note to say Thank You to everyone who is helping to bring my book to life. I am overwelmed by the response and am extremely grateful. 

Still a long road ahead. Setting up speaking opportunities and interviews to get the word out. 

Please keep an eye on the pledges and social media content as I continue to share some Author previews and opportunities around the campaign. 

Everyone who pledged before Monday 8pm will go into the draw to win the Merrell Prize Packs and will be notified once the campaign is complete.

Thank you so much team, lots of love Coach Maree.

We are all go so THANK YOU

27/05/2024 at 11:12 AM

After day 1 of the official launch with your help we have raised nearly $5000 !!!! 

I want to personally thank everyone for their kind pledge, I can't do this without you. 

I am totally blown away to tell you the truth.

However, there is still a long way to go.

Please share my project with your friends who might like a copy of the book and remember we are going for a month so if you are thinking of pledging for something else you can always come back. 

Thank you so much everyone, what a ride x Coach Maree. 

    Pledgers 387

    Fran McMeekin
    24/06/2024 at 2:34pm

    "So close- hope you get there!"

    Wendy Meredith
    24/06/2024 at 12:37pm
    Desma Barrie
    24/06/2024 at 11:10am

    "Good luck"

    Sonia Wood
    24/06/2024 at 8:04am

    "In memory of Rachel James XX "

    Erin Bellhouse
    23/06/2024 at 8:33pm
    jodi kearney
    23/06/2024 at 4:54pm
    Tamara Grant
    23/06/2024 at 4:02pm
    Andrea McAuley
    23/06/2024 at 3:33pm
    Elizabeth Fisher
    23/06/2024 at 3:28pm
    Donna
    23/06/2024 at 2:27pm
    Donna
    23/06/2024 at 2:26pm

    "Inspirational Maree, can't wait to read the book!"

    Kirsten
    23/06/2024 at 1:56pm

    "Awesome kaupapa!"

    Deborah Ward
    23/06/2024 at 1:46pm
    Anonymous pledger
    23/06/2024 at 1:33pm

    "Can I get another 2 books please (3 in total, this is my second pledge) "

    Heather Purdie-Raill
    23/06/2024 at 1:26pm
    Heather Purdie-Raill
    23/06/2024 at 1:24pm
    Debbie Saint
    23/06/2024 at 12:43pm

    "Good luck hitting your target Maree!!"

    Debbie
    23/06/2024 at 10:53am
    Anonymous pledger
    23/06/2024 at 10:39am

    "Friend of Stephanie Pettigrew 💪💕"

    Anonymous pledger
    23/06/2024 at 10:36am
    Jan
    23/06/2024 at 7:04am

    "Looking forward to reading these inspirational stories Maree !"

    Anonymous pledger
    22/06/2024 at 8:33pm
    Sarah
    22/06/2024 at 4:01pm
    Anonymous pledger
    22/06/2024 at 3:11pm
    Haidi
    22/06/2024 at 2:18pm
    Nicky Caird
    22/06/2024 at 6:41am

    "Go Maree!! I love that you are doing this. "

    Holly Trillo
    21/06/2024 at 10:31pm

    "All the best. "

    crystal alapati
    21/06/2024 at 9:39pm
    Carolyn Orum
    21/06/2024 at 8:17pm
    Carolyn Orum
    21/06/2024 at 8:16pm

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    Making Women's Running Stories A Reality

    Project 2024-05-13 14:53:37 +1200

    Kia Ora, I’m Maree Leith from Auckland. I’m a mum of 3 beautiful kids, dog mum, wifey and a keen runner living in the sunny hibiscus Coast in Auckland.

    Running is such a passion in my life, that I now coach women all around Aotearoa to help them conquer their running goals through my online business Go Run Girls. 

     

    My latest project is to bring to life a book which celebrates the achievements and stories of female New Zealand runners.

     

    18 precious stories have been collected and the next step is to work with our editor and designers to create a visually captivating and easy-to-read layout for the book.

     

     

    To create a motivational book that inspires more wahine to prioritize their health and wellness through walking or running. We’ll do this by sharing stories of remarkable women from all over New Zealand who made themselves a priority despite life's challenges.

     

    I passionately believe that these stories need to be told. This book would be the first of its kind published here with a focus solely on New Zealand female runners.

     

     

    I’m extremely grateful for these women who have chosen to share their stories as part of this project. Theirs are stories of hope, perseverance and accomplishment and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to share them with you in this project. 

     

    These stories come from women with all different backgrounds, beliefs and professions. I felt it super important to have a broad range of stories knowing that you will relate to one of them in some way. 

     

    Stephanie Pettigrew from Dunedin

    Laurie Wilson from Auckland

    Caro Orum from Wellington

    Joanne James from Cambridge

    Gurjit Karr from Auckland

    Kirsty Watson from Invercargall

    Karen Donaldson-Barron from Hibiscus Coast

    Emma Timmis from Reefton

    Jennifer Edwards from Auckland

    Jeanine Lumsden from Helensville

    Kay Abayakoon from the Hibiscus Coast

    Karyn Aulelio from Whitianga

    Carolyn Elliot from Oamaru

    Fiona Hayvice from Wellington

    Kate Mcdonald from Auckland 

    Rachael Tobeck from Auckland 

    Heather Purdie-Raill from Hamilton

    Wendy Veron-Meredith from Hamilton

     

    Oh yeah and ME (if you want a little early teaser of my story, you can read it here)

     

    Here are just some of our amazing Authors

     

     

     

     

    Most of the funds raised will be used for the editing of all 18 stories and design work of the book as well as cover the costs for the first print run. 

     

    Bringing out a book involves a range of specialists to capture the joy and humanity of these strories. It's with your support that we'll make this project a reality.

     

     

     

    My first thoughts on the layout of the book was to have something portable that could give you a hit of inspiration before you go out for your run, at bedtime hear a short story that gets you dreaming of your possibilities or pop it in your hand bag for motivation on the go. 

     

    Each precious story reveals a beautiful in-action photo of the Author giving you a true sense of who is sharing their life changing experience.

     

     

    Virtual High 5

    Because you are so awesome supporting this book once the campaign is finished you will receive and Virtual High 5 right into your mail box for a $5 pledge. Every little bit counts so Thank you x.

     

    Digital Run Easy Guide

    I share my tips on 'how to begin running' and 'returning to running'. This is an easy to follow guide to get you training in a safe way. I give you my professional advise as a Coach and PT on how many strength/recovery/mobility sessions you need to make you a strong runner. For only a $10 pledge you can have this to keep forever. This will be emailed out once the campaign is completed. 

     

    Pledge for one of these EPIC events:

    2 x Macpac Auckland Trail Series  - 3 Event Pass valued at $240 each

    1 x Run Auckland Series pass valued at $180

    4 x entries to Merrell Race Tekapo event valued up to $290 each

    2 x John West Taupo Ultramarathon entries valued up to $450 each 

    3 x Legend of the Peaks entries valued up to $220 each

    Codes will be emailed out you once the campaign is completed.  

     

    Get your name in the book

    That's right you can really be part of our book by having your name proudly printed on our ‘pledges page’ in the actual book. This is just our way of thanking you for your generous donation towards such a meaningful project. Heck include the whole family if you want and we will add the family name to our book for a minimum pledge of $15. All Pledges $15 or over will have the option to include their name in the book. 

     

    Mat Pilates for Runners with Coach Maree

    Enjoy a 1 month block (8 sessions) of Mat Pilates online via zoom with Coach Maree. This a a great way of fitting in that important strength training during the week. You will join Coach Maree's morning Pilates group online, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6am-6.30am for an energising start to your day. All abilities welcome and options catered for. Usually valued at $55 for 8 sessions. 

     

    Secure your copy of the book

    This will definitely be our most popular incentive. Be one of the first to get your hot little hands on Finding her Stride with this exclusive offer. Once the book is printed we will be sending it straight out to you. You won't want to miss this opportunity!

     

    Get some cool running gear

    Fitletic 360 Running Belt

    Stretchy durable material to hold belt securely to your body with zero bounce. Reflective zippered front pocket for your smart phone or any additional nutrition. Back pocket fits up to a 16oz (350ml) bottle. Two front loops to hold your bib in front (comes with toggles). Outer stretchy mesh pocket to hold your gels or other snacks for easy access. Silicone coated loops to hold trekking poles securely. High Visibility reflectors, front and back. Easy-access key clip

     

    Book + Cap

    Receive a little goodie pack including the book and an exclusive 'Finding Her Stride' Buff running cap. This was designed with the book cover in mind with the team at Buff NZ. 

    *Will have a minimum order to reach for the cap. If we are unable to reach that number we will include another gear option.

     

    Book + Launch

    Come celebrate our launch with us at the Fantail & Turtle in Takapuna, Auckland. This VIP event will be on Saturday the 2nd of November 2pm-4pm. Included in this Incentive pack - Mingle with some of our Authors while sipping on a glass of bubbles (or drink of your choice) and enjoying some yummy nibbles. We will also chuck in a goodie bag cause who doesn't like suprises? This will be a true celebration of the book which will be personally presented to you by Coach Maree. 

    With this you'll receive a copy of Finding her Stride. 

     

    Online Coaching Package - 3 months

    Grab yourself a deal of 20% off Personalised Online Coaching for 3 months from Coach Maree or Coach Steff. Yes we coach the men too so feel free to grab one for your special someone. Get strong and feel 100% supported as you train up towards your next goal.  Learn more about what is included. Usually valued at $540 for three months. 

     

    Online Coaching Package - 6 months

    This is for the really serious runner who wants to conquer their next hairy, scary goal. Grab yourself a deal of 25% off Personalised Online Coaching for 6 months from Coach Maree or Coach Steff. Yes we coach the men too. Stand at the start line confident, strong and ready to smash your goal after a whole 6 months of training. 

    Learn more about what is included. Usually valued at $1080 for six months. 

     

    Corporate Package Bronze 

    No matter how big or small your business is, we have a packaged designed to suit. If you support the campaign we will thank you by including your business across our socials. 

    Includes 2 books + 2 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated page. 

     

    Corporate Package Silver

    This is a level up where you will not only get a few more goodies to share around your staff but also have a personalised post to my socials.

    Corporate Package 5 books + 5 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated website page + advert on social media platforms.

    (Facebook and Instagram page with over 20,000 followers + 3 emails out to our database of 1000+)

     

     

    Corporate Package Gold

    Gold Corporate Package - up to 10 books + up to 10 invites to the launch + name in book + your logo and link on our dedicated website page + 3 adverts on our Facebook and Instagram page.

    And an exclusive opportunity to talk at our launch party. Coach Steff and Coach Maree would also present a 1-hour motivational talk for your business either online or in person (depending on location). 

    (20,000 followers + 3 emails out to our database of 1000+)

     

     

    Once the book has been published and available to the public, we'll be donating the profits of the book sales to two very special Charities.

     

    Speed Freaks

    Supporting recovery from addiction and mental distress through the vehicle of running and walking. 

     

    Cancer Research Trust New Zealand

    The Trust provides grants to doctors and scientists conducting ground-breaking cancer research, and to medical and scientific cancer-control personnel for their professional development and education.

     

    Please note that this project is separate to the charities and donations will only be made once we have secured the crowdfunding and the book is on sale. 

     

     

     

    If you've got any questions or want to be involved in the project in another way please contact me, Maree Leith on [email protected] 

     

     

     

    Comments

    Thank you to everyone xx

    09/07/2024 at 12:47 PM

    Hi team I just wanted to pop in and say a huge THANK YOU for helping me reach my PledgeMe target and beyond. $26,261 was our final total. I am so blown away!!

    What a ride the whole month was and I couldn't have done it without your kindness and support. 

    I am waiting for Pledgeme to confirm all the payments, working through the pledges/incentives and I will be in touch shortly with those who pledged for incentives. 

    A reminder that the next stage with the book will be working with the editor and all of the design work before it is taken to print. I am sure with hours of proofreading, draft copies and sign-offs, it is quite the process and I am delighted to be able to start this with our amazing Editor Sara Litchfield. The goal is to have this book out to you by the first week of November with the launch party on the 2nd of November. If anything changes because of hiccups on the way I will be in touch with those who have purchased a book. 

    For those who have ordered a book + cap (or anything with a book) that will be sent out to you as one package in November or when the book is ready. The other incentives will be emailed or sent out over the next few weeks. But please do get in contact if you have any questions [email protected]

    Again thank you to everyone, now I can bring this book to life xx Coach Maree. 

    We are so close THANKYOU you amazing humans!!! Here is an update on the craziness x

    24/06/2024 at 7:19 PM

    THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

    3 days to go and this campaign is ALL or NOTHING. Meaning I need to reach that final target or the book doesn’t go ahead. I really need your support for this one team. These stories are so close to being published I can almost smell that ‘new book’ scent. 

    On Sunday night I had the pleasure of interviewing four of our authors from the book, you can re-watch it here. After that call, I felt it even more important for these women to have their stories shared in full. 

    We have added a new incentive for you to choose from and once we hit the target I am going to do something a bit crazy!

    Let this be the nudge to help us get across the finish line. Steff and I will run 
    our local estuary loop (8kms) and for every km we eat 1 slice of cake. But that's not the funny bit, we have to hand-feed each other. I guarantee this is going to get messy and I hope we stay married!! You can have a front-row seat if you help us get to our goal as it will be recorded. ONLY 4 days to go team!!

    So if you are on the fence about pledging for an incentive it needs to be now. And I am here for any questions to hit me up any time by replying to this email. 

     

    BTW we are hoping to get the book out before Christmas so grab one for your running buddy x Coach Maree.

     

     

    We Reached Halfway !!! You are all so amazing xxx

    17/06/2024 at 3:39 PM

    UPDATE>>>>

    Thank you so much my friends, we have reached halfway raising now over $12,340. 

    The Aroha that has come from this campaign is so touching so Thank you. This is a huge journey for me, not knowing when the next wonderful person is going to pledge or who will be inspired by my project of getting this book published. 

    Sleepless nights, overactive brain all the things!! (Luckily I have my running to calm my farm) How can I get my campaign out far and wide? 

    It means so much to me, and that is why I still need everyone's help. If I don't get the total amount of $24,675.00 by Thursday week the book won't go ahead. It's all or nothing team xx 

    If you are on the fence about getting another book for a friend (we are aiming for a pre-christmas launch)grab another copy today. 

    xxxx Maree

     

    One week done!! Thank you so much x

    05/06/2024 at 11:46 AM

    Just a quick note to say Thank You to everyone who is helping to bring my book to life. I am overwelmed by the response and am extremely grateful. 

    Still a long road ahead. Setting up speaking opportunities and interviews to get the word out. 

    Please keep an eye on the pledges and social media content as I continue to share some Author previews and opportunities around the campaign. 

    Everyone who pledged before Monday 8pm will go into the draw to win the Merrell Prize Packs and will be notified once the campaign is complete.

    Thank you so much team, lots of love Coach Maree.

    We are all go so THANK YOU

    27/05/2024 at 11:12 AM

    After day 1 of the official launch with your help we have raised nearly $5000 !!!! 

    I want to personally thank everyone for their kind pledge, I can't do this without you. 

    I am totally blown away to tell you the truth.

    However, there is still a long way to go.

    Please share my project with your friends who might like a copy of the book and remember we are going for a month so if you are thinking of pledging for something else you can always come back. 

    Thank you so much everyone, what a ride x Coach Maree. 

      Fran McMeekin
      24/06/2024 at 2:34pm

      "So close- hope you get there!"

      Wendy Meredith
      24/06/2024 at 12:37pm
      Desma Barrie
      24/06/2024 at 11:10am

      "Good luck"

      Sonia Wood
      24/06/2024 at 8:04am

      "In memory of Rachel James XX "

      Erin Bellhouse
      23/06/2024 at 8:33pm
      jodi kearney
      23/06/2024 at 4:54pm
      Tamara Grant
      23/06/2024 at 4:02pm
      Andrea McAuley
      23/06/2024 at 3:33pm
      Elizabeth Fisher
      23/06/2024 at 3:28pm
      Donna
      23/06/2024 at 2:27pm
      Donna
      23/06/2024 at 2:26pm

      "Inspirational Maree, can't wait to read the book!"

      Kirsten
      23/06/2024 at 1:56pm

      "Awesome kaupapa!"

      Deborah Ward
      23/06/2024 at 1:46pm
      Anonymous pledger
      23/06/2024 at 1:33pm

      "Can I get another 2 books please (3 in total, this is my second pledge) "

      Heather Purdie-Raill
      23/06/2024 at 1:26pm
      Heather Purdie-Raill
      23/06/2024 at 1:24pm
      Debbie Saint
      23/06/2024 at 12:43pm

      "Good luck hitting your target Maree!!"

      Debbie
      23/06/2024 at 10:53am
      Anonymous pledger
      23/06/2024 at 10:39am

      "Friend of Stephanie Pettigrew 💪💕"

      Anonymous pledger
      23/06/2024 at 10:36am
      Jan
      23/06/2024 at 7:04am

      "Looking forward to reading these inspirational stories Maree !"

      Anonymous pledger
      22/06/2024 at 8:33pm
      Sarah
      22/06/2024 at 4:01pm
      Anonymous pledger
      22/06/2024 at 3:11pm
      Haidi
      22/06/2024 at 2:18pm
      Nicky Caird
      22/06/2024 at 6:41am

      "Go Maree!! I love that you are doing this. "

      Holly Trillo
      21/06/2024 at 10:31pm

      "All the best. "

      crystal alapati
      21/06/2024 at 9:39pm
      Carolyn Orum
      21/06/2024 at 8:17pm
      Carolyn Orum
      21/06/2024 at 8:16pm

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