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Why we’re Sweating with Pride

The Wellington Racqueteers badminton club are taking on Sweat with Pride this June to raise money for Rainbow communities! 💦🌈

Our schools, workplaces, and doctors’ offices are still not safe places for many Rainbow New Zealanders and it’s putting lives at risk.  

More than half our rainbow whānau have experienced mental illness. One in five of our rainbow rangatahi (youth) have attempted suicide. And STIs like syphilis, mpox and HIV are still far too common. Things need to change. 

So, this June we’re fighting discrimination with perspiration, and have committed to exercising for at least 21 minutes EVERY DAY to raise money to support Rainbow Kiwis.

This cause means a lot to us. We’d be SO GRATEFUL if you could chip in to help us reach our goal. Every dollar we raise will fund life-changing mental, physical and sexual health services for Rainbow New Zealanders.

Thank you sooooo much ❤️

Our Impact

So far in this year’s challenge we have…

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Helped to sponsor a year of training for two support line volunteers, so they can be there for people in crisis.

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Our Sweat

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Our 4 Sweaty Bettys have logged a total of 8558 minutes so far!

Our Ranking

We’re #4 out of 100 Friends/Whānau Teams

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Wellington Racqueteers

Raised

$4,114

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Team Members

Raised so far:

$750

Raised so far:

$1,393

Raised so far:

$280

Raised so far:

$1,330

Team Updates

3/4s of our Sweaty Bettys

Thursday 13th
After sweating it out at badminton!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$250

Jono Baddiley

Go Ben!

$150

Lois Nolan

Go Ben! I know you will achieve your fitness goals.

$103

Ramona

Sgoinneil! Meal do naidheachd!

$100

Mindi

Get on that bike Ben!

$100

Mo

...is this for your OnlyFans? xo

$100

Sam Cook

$90

Mum

So proud of you Paul, love Mum xx

$90

Anonymous

Dearest sweaty Racqueteers, it comes with great pleasure that my fondness for full numbers has come around the right at the end of such an esteemed season. With your efforts in mass perspiration, I have been witness to your stride into this season leaving diamond dust on your heels. You truly are the diamonds of the sweaty season, and for that Count Ingsteps sends a humble congratulations. Till the next season.

$79

Alec Duncan

$70

Jeff Williams

From the Williams family

$68

Smithy

Gah Yau from your favorite Celtymacpictotron.

$68

Ollie Cook

$60

Anonymous

Dearest sweaty Racqueteers, it has come to my attention that this rather fabulous group of badminton players are raising funds for an equally fabulous cause. May this humble contribution help you rise up the ranks of the esteemed leaderboard and sparkle as the proudly perspiration-drenched diamond of the sweaty season. But most importantly, to help you aspire to perspire for rainbow health. Best wishes, Count Ingsteps Author's note: yes, I have watched a little too much Bridgerton lately and yes I had too much fun writing this. But go you!

$50

Danielle Ross

Gooo Ben! Great Cause and a good reason to get out and exercise 😁

$50

Craig Atkins

$50

Z

Goooo Zaddy goooooo

$50

Sue

Awesome Craig ❤️

$50

Tanea Heke

Go well e hoa!

$50

Paul Johnson

$50

Anonymous

Go Paul!! This is amazing :)

$50

Kate Annakin

Heyyy you champion! What a fabulous cause! I am right behind you, mopping up every drop of sweat! Love it Craig, and love you too 🥰

$50

Susan Simpson

Go Craig!!

$50

Sandra,Chris,Caitlin & Erin x

Well done Craig. Fantastic cause. Love and hugs xxx

$50

Alan Wendt

Go team!

$50

Bel

Go Hanna!

$50

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$50

Justin Sun

Seems like a good way to spend my Sharesies returns!

$50

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$50

Tommy Berridge

Love your work Craig!!!!

$50

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$50

Will

Go the Racqueteers!

$50

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$50

Daniel Thompson

$50

Robert Winiata

$50

Rio Allan

❤️

$50

Paddy

$50

Andrea Millard

Glad to support Craig! Thanks for the opportunity

$46

Chris

Break a leg... no... break a sweat.

$46

Julie

Well done Paul. xx

$46

Amanda Holmes

$46

Anonymous

$46

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$44

Matt McCracken

You've got this because we've got you. ❤️

$42

Puck

$40

Lisa H

$40

Aaron Wilson

$32

Hanna Jackson

$31

Chloe

Go Paul! 🫶

$30

Ben Carter

$30

Kathy Brightwell

Go Ben. I want photo evidence!

$30

Tamara

$30

Anonymous

$30

Jeremy Baker

Go Paul! :)

$30

Taylor-Rose Terekia

Woohoo!! Go Craig!

$30

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$28

Bobby Stannard

💪🏼

$25

Vanessa

Go you, in all your brilliant fabulousness

$25

Anita

$25

Meagan Kerr

Proud of you pal! 🌈💦💪🏽

$25

ANTONY PALTRIDGE

$25

Linda McCarthy

$25

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$25

James

Great work Craig! 2/3 of the way there.

$25

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$25

Matt Steed

Amazing Paul!! Love it

$24

Anonymous

$22

Melody & Sam & Kiri

Yay to safer spaces for all queer folks!

$20

Michelle Thomas

$20

Bex

Ka mau te wehi!!

$20

BNZ, Spark Health, and Synthony

Keep on sweating! Arohanui, BNZ, Spark Health, and Synthony.

$20

Ben Lorimer

Congratulations Craig - you’re doing amazingly well!

$20

BNZ, Spark Health, and Synthony

Keep on sweating! Arohanui, BNZ, Spark Health, and Synthony.

$20

Anonymous

So proud of you!!!

$20

Joy Minnaar

Go Paul 💕

$20

Billy Dickinson

$20

Steven Huckfield

$20

Ivan

Great work Paul! From your ol' Flatmates!

$20

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$20

Eilidh Cameron

$20

❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

Go Paul!

$20

Ace Ursolino

Almost there!

$20

Feijoa chutney girl

$20

Ravi Chetty

All the very best guys

$20

Jo Hodgson

Fab work Craig !

$15

Will

$15

Tom Corser

$15

Jen De vere

$15

Hannah Conroy

$15

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$11

Anonymous

Go team !

$11

Ron Sokial

Go Hanna!

$11

Ron Sokial

Keep it up Paul !

$10

emma ransley

Go you sweaty Betty!

$10

Mathieu Rata

Wish you all the best, Craig! Go go Rainbow!

$10

Chris

$10

Anonymous

Amazing Paul!

$10

Steffany Silva De Lautour

Got this Craig!! Anonymous Tūranga Actor

$10

Sean Coyle

you go girl

$10

Kaarin Slevin

Keep on sweating Craig!!

$10

Anonymous

$10

Raymond Kaumoana

$10

Teresa Shields

Ka pai tō mahi!

$10

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$10

Lucy Robertson

Go, yay Paul!

$10

Matched Donation

Keep on sweating ❤️

$10

Tom Rosie

For all the times you let me tease you - T

$10

Chris B

😚🌈👏🏼

$5

Te KuraHuia Henare

LEEETSSS GOOO CRAIG!!!!!

$5

Bells Campbell

$5

Anonymous

Dearest sweaty Racqueteers, I have an affinity for rounded more complete numbers, so here is another humble token to reach your desired goal. You surely are the diamond of the perspiration season.

$5

Izzy Tilah

So proud of you Paul 🫶🏼✨

Most people donate $50

Please give what you can.

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