Posted by Shelley Bryant
On March the 10th our fourth Walk for Mental Health was held.  We had a stunning day for the walk, sunny and very little wind.  Approximately 70 walkers turned up for the event, a similar amount to last year.  We had good support from a couple of the other Rotary Clubs which is great to see plus attendance from members of the Tenths Trust and their families.
It was also lovely to see representatives from Youthline coming along and helping to support the event.  The band “Quite Some Company” were great and gave the event a really festive atmosphere.  They played continuously from about 12.30 through to 3pm – a huge input from them.
This event wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the “Walk for Mental Health” committee who took on the challenge of starting this initiative and took it through to delivery. They did an amazing job.  Special thanks to the Rotary helpers who turned up on the day.  Thanks to Jaye and Brian for being our official photographers.  Further special thanks to Brian Klee who helped me enormously and also paid for the Facebook advertising.  Lastly, thanks to the Wellington Army Cadets who ran the barbeque and acted as marshals.  Further thanks to our sponsors, the Tenths Trust and Pak n Save Petone and Chalet Caterers, to our speakers Tui Lewis, Vicki Beachen and Vicki Hollywell; and to those who either made donations or participated.
A big thank you goes to the members who assisted or took part in the walk - John & Annie Matthews, Mike & Jenny Keehan, Tony & Jenny Cornelius, Gary Stratton, Mike Fackney, Anne Abbott, Barrie & Diane Littlefair, James & Robyn Wheeler, Colin Alford, Annette Ruck, Ian Dopson, Jaye Howey, Robin Aitken, Christine Meredith, Brian Klee, Glenda Barratt. A brilliant turnout. 
A special thank you to Shelley for all her hard work. Ably assisted by Paul & Flossie & Winnie.