Run for HELP

Wellington Round the Bays

Sunday 21 February 2021

Join up to Round the Bays and run or walk to support survivors!


If you'd like to join the HELP team you can do so by signing up in the normal way and selecting your team as 'Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation'.


This doesn't prompt a donation to HELP, but does add you to our cool crew. You can then fundraisie with your own fundraising page or else encourage your networks to contribute to our main fundraising page.

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5.45pm - 8.00pm

Join HELP for an exciting evening of quickfire presentations about supporting survivors of sexual abuse in your community.

Our speakers will talk about a host of topics including: the challenges facing survivors during lockdown; how to talk about sexual violence in spaces/communities where it isn’t talked about; therapeutic support beyond talking therapies; and heaps more.

If you are involved with or interested in the sexual violence sector, we’d love to see you there!

The quick fire round will be followed by a Q&A session with our speakers and finally, the AGM proceedings.


Ride for HELP quiz night, 12 Feb

Friend of HELP Dave Thornton is cycling 3,000 km across the country as part of Tour Aotearoa, to raise funds for survivors of sexual abuse. As part of his fundraising efforts we will be having a quiz night at Parliament Banquet Hall on Wednesday 12 February, 6.30pm - 10.00pm. 

You can choose to purchase individual tickets or a whole table (up to 8 people). If you do not have a ready made quiz team we can pair you up with some like-minded quizzers. Tickets include some lush nibbles. Drinks and meals will be available to purchase on the night. 

Once registered you will receive a formal invitation from Parliament with arrival instructions. Please bring this with you on the night. 

More about Dave.....

Dave had a rather significant birthday recently and whilst many of us might consider slowing down, Dave thought to himself “I should cycle 3,000 km across the country and raise money for my favourite charity!”

Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available.


Dave has been a police officer for 31 years and has worked both in uniform and for CIB. He has worked closely with Wellington HELP for many years as police liaison and more recently as head of CIB in the Hutt Valley. Over the last few years his daughter and her friends have fundraised for Wellington HELP and now it’s Dave’s turn.

Dave is mainly a road cyclist so he has been struggling with the transition from road to trail. But never fear, the last two times Dave has been mountain biking he hasn’t even fallen off! Dave starts his journey on 20 February in Cape Reinga and we will be sharing his epic journey via facebook.

Run for HELP: Wellington Round the Bays, 16 Feb

Join us for the third annual Run for HELP, as part of Round the Bays. On Feb 16 2020, we'll walk, run and fundraise for Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP.

Want to join our Run for HELP team? Here's how...

  • Visit the Round the Bays website

  • Click 'Register now'

  • Select Registration type (individual or family) and choose "I'm part of a team"

  • Search for our team name "Run for HELP"

  • Enter your individual details into the form and pay for your entry.

Once you've registered, we’ll be in touch to let you know what to do next – how to fundraise, what to share on Facebook, how to get people involved. We'll also organise some fab team bonding opportunities!

Just want to donate: go to our Round the Bays Givealittle page.

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by sexual violence. That’s why we are walking, running and standing alongside each other as we work to end sexual violence.