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Navy Women Spend Christmas on Their Bikes to Help 'Kiwi Kid'

Riding for Oscar: from left, Able Communications Warfare Specialist Sarah Freeman, Able Medic Lauren Meyer and Leading Medic Caitlin Williams
Riding for Oscar: from left, Able Communications Warfare Specialist Sarah Freeman, Able Medic Lauren Meyer and Leading Medic Caitlin Williams

19 December 2016

Three Royal New Zealand Navy women are spending their Christmas break cycling the length of New Zealand to raise money to help Oscar, a Wellington boy with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. The money will go towards life-changing surgery.

“We are just three girls that decided to jump on board and help Oscar on his journey to becoming a normal Kiwi kid we knew wanted to help,” said Leading Medic Caitlin Williams.

The women decided they would raise awareness by cycling the length of New Zealand over their Christmas break. They began the journey at Cape Reinga on 11 December and are scheduled to arrive in Bluff on 3 January. They hope to raise $10,000 to contribute to the $100,000 cost of the surgery.

The women will meet Oscar in Wellington between 20-22 December. Media wishing to meet with them and Oscar can register interest at media@nzdf.mil.nz. The schedule for the Wellington and South Island stages can be found below.

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19 December  Waiouru- Foxton
20 December Foxton-Wellington
21/22 December Meet with Oscar in Wellington
23 December  Wellington-Picton 
24 December  Picton-St Arnaud
25 December  St Arnaud-Reefton
26 December  Reefton-Hokitika
27 December  Hokitika-Franz Josef
28 December  Rest Day
29 December  Franz Josef-Haast
30 December  Haast-Wanaka
31 December Rest Day
1 January  Wanaka-Queenstown
2 January  Queenstown-Lumsden
3 January  Lumsden-Bluff


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