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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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Unlocked a group peer support session for 40 Rainbow Kiwis.

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Our Sweat

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Our 4 Sweaty Bettys have logged a total of 4460 minutes so far!

Our Ranking

We’re #8 out of 100 Friends/Whānau Teams

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Wellington Racqueteers

Raised

$2,197

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Team Members

Raised so far:

$656

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$720

Raised so far:

$150

Raised so far:

$520

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.

$100

Mindi

Get on that bike Ben!

$90

Mum

So proud of you Paul, love Mum xx

$68

Ollie Cook

$68

Smithy

Gah Yau from your favorite Celtymacpictotron.

$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

Paul Johnson

$50

Susan Simpson

Go Craig!!

$50

Sandra,Chris,Caitlin & Erin x

Well done Craig. Fantastic cause. Love and hugs xxx

$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

Alan Wendt

Go team!

$50

Anonymous

Go Paul!! This is amazing :)

$50

Tanea Heke

Go well e hoa!

$50

Sue

Awesome Craig ❤️

$50

Danielle Ross

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

$50

Z

Goooo Zaddy goooooo

$50

Craig Atkins

$46

Julie

Well done Paul. xx

$46

Chris

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

$42

Puck

$40

Lisa H

$32

Hanna Jackson

$31

Chloe

Go Paul! 🫶

$30

Ben Carter

$30

Kathy Brightwell

Go Ben. I want photo evidence!

$30

Tamara

$30

Jeremy Baker

Go Paul! :)

$30

Anonymous

$25

Vanessa

Go you, in all your brilliant fabulousness

$25

ANTONY PALTRIDGE

$25

Meagan Kerr

Proud of you pal! 🌈💦💪🏽

$25

Anita

$24

Anonymous

$22

Melody & Sam & Kiri

Yay to safer spaces for all queer folks!

$20

Joy Minnaar

Go Paul 💕

$20

Michelle Thomas

$20

Anonymous

So proud of you!!!

$20

Billy Dickinson

$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

Bex

Ka mau te wehi!!

$15

Will

$15

Tom Corser

$11

Ron Sokial

Keep it up Paul !

$11

Ron Sokial

Go Hanna!

$11

Anonymous

Go team !

$10

Raymond Kaumoana

$10

Sean Coyle

you go girl

$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

Anonymous

$10

Kaarin Slevin

Keep on sweating Craig!!

$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

Bells Campbell

$5

Te KuraHuia Henare

LEEETSSS GOOO CRAIG!!!!!

Most people donate $50

Please give what you can.

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