Cass Darwen

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Why I’m Sweating with Pride

I’m taking on Sweat with Pride this June to raise money for our 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.

This cause is especially important to me as a loud and proud member of the rainbow community. As a trans woman, I’m all too familiar with the struggles our community faces, and I’ll keep up the good fight to make things better. 

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

So, this June I’m fighting discrimination with perspiration, and I've committed to exercising for at least an hour EVERY DAY to raise money to support Rainbow Kiwis.

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

Kia ora 🥰

My Impact

So far in this year’s challenge I have…

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Unlocked a group peer support session for 20 Rainbow Kiwis.

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I’m sweating for 60 minutes
per day this June!

0 minutes completed
1800 minutes goal

My Ranking

I’m #2 out of 3,194 Sweaty Bettys

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My Updates


Monday 6th May
My goodness gracious you little animals, we got there!!! 
To have become a VIB and hit the $1000 goal is a testament to all you incredible people that have gifted to this vital cause. I can’t thank you enough for your aroha. 
I’m setting the goal to $1500.00 to try and smash it, please give what you can, even if that’s just kind words of support!!! 
~ C 


Tuesday 30th Apr
Team, I dont know what to say. Not only have we already smashed through the funding goal of $500.00, but one incredible donation pushed us most of the way to $1000.00. 

Michael, I can't thank you enough for your incredible generosity to such a wonderful cause. Your support has brought so much to the Rainbow Community, and will continue to do so. Thank you thank you thank you!

For everyone that has donated, thank you so much. You are amazing xx

As such, we have upped the fundraising goal to $1000.00!!! if we don't get there that's fine by me, but I'm never one to half-a** anything when it comes to my rainbow whanau, so let's give it our all!

Mauri ora <3 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Michael Roguski


Cameron Darwen

Good cause .. nice work .. love ya


Anna-marie Frost

You are amazing. Always do what you believe in because this is what leaders are made of - Sir Peter Blake


Helena Stevenson

Awesome cause... fantastic effort... Very proud Mum!


Anna Kirtlan



Liza Edmonds

all the best Cass!! what ever you get up to in your next adventures!!


Kiri Matiatos

It has been a pleasure working with you e hoa...I will miss your sparkle around the place. Good luck sweating up a storm for this great cause! :)


Julie & Mark 😁



Go Cass


Ana Davies

slay queen








Jack Collins



Jan Crafts

Good luck Cass - hard task but I am sure you will smash it!


Charlotte Kerrigan


Glen Stevenson


Michelle Stevenson


Toni Marie

Legend ♡


Allison Anderson

Go well, Cass! We will miss you.





Felix Sullivan




Awesome work Cass! Good luck for the new role, you will be great!



Another idea to raise money is to bottle the sweat and sell it xx 💪👌🥵



Go well Cass - no doubt we will see you around


Sarah R


Rachel Bloodworth




Tanaya Shangarpawar

Haere rā e hoa! All the best in your next role :)



All the best for your fundraiser, Cass, and your incredible new role. The team there are lucky to have you. Take care!


Ayla Driver

Run for all of us!

Most people donate $50

Please give what you can.

I’d love to hear more from Sweat with Pride