Sara Stones

My Organisation

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22
kms

My target 210 kms

I’m taking on the House to House challenge to give back to Ronald McDonald House

Every year, thousands of families from around New Zealand will turn to a Ronald McDonald House for free accommodation and support during their child’s medical treatment.

In 2020 we were one of those families, as our youngest son Jimmy was transferred from Dunedin to Starship for heart surgery at only 7 weeks old. The staff and facilities at Ronald McDonald House were outstanding. At the most scary and difficult time of our lives we received genuine care and compassion from the staff, and we were supplied with great food and clean and comfortable accomodation. Staying at Ronald McDonald House allowed us to devote all of our time and energy to our brave wee lad while he was in Starship. 

Our story does not have a happy ending unfortunately as Jimmy passed away 3 days after his surgery due to complications. 

However amid the heartbreak of losing our son we will be forever grateful to the team at Ronald McDonald House for their care and support during our time with them. This care and support was extended to our children and parents as they traveled at Starship at short notice to say goodbye to Jimmy. That is why I am taking part in the House to House challenge, to try to give back to a truly amazing organisation, who make an invaluable difference for families facing the unbelievable journey of having a child seriously ill or injured in hospital. 

The aim of the House to House challenge is to walk, run or cycle at 210kms over the month of March and to raise at least $210 so Ronald McDonald House can continue to support families in need. 

I have decided to make my fundraising goal $1,426, as this was the distance in kms that Jimmy travelled from Dunedin to Starship Hospital. I will also aim to cover as many kms as possible.

You can help me to help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. Please know that truly every  little bit helps, and as well as helping Ronald McDonald House your support will also help me to do something to honour Jimmy and his journey to Starship.

The more people that know about RMHC® New Zealand, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot! 

My Achievements

First Activity
Complete 1KM

You’re on the right track
25% of activity goal

Half Way
50% of activity goal

Keep Moving
75% of activity goal

Finish Line
100% of activity goal

First Donation
Raise $1

Off and racing
25% of fundraising goal

Fundraising Star
50% of fundraising goal

Almost there
75% of fundraising goal

Fundraising Champion
100% of fundraising goal

My Updates

And it begins!

Monday 1st Mar
Day 1 today and I’m really excited to get started on this challenge. 
Today I tackled a run in my lunch break on an extremely blustery Dunedin day. Luckily this evening was more pleasant and I had a great walk after tea, accompanied for the first bit by Blair, Ellie and Sam. 
Great start to day 1, 11kms down, many more to go 💙

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Ellie & Sam

$1,000

Grandma & Grandad

always with love

$500

Mum & Dad

Good Luck Sara; we know you can do this! We are so proud of you xx

$210

Jack/kat/jamie Logan

You got this!! Good luck x x

$210

Nat & Avan Ross

Kia kaka Sara.

$210

Michelle Pearce

Good luck and all the very best

$200

Debbie Watson

$200

Angela And Gareth

This is so awesome Sara! Such a lovely way to honour wee Jimmy. x

$200

Kim Smith

Such a great cause, sending love to you and the family xxx

$100

Ross Family

You've got this in the bag Sara!! Proud of you xx Ross Family

$100

Vosper/bradford Whanau

We love ya Sara. You'll smash it!

$100

Grant Family

Sara, Blair, Ellie and Sam we love you all so much. What a wonderful thing to do in memory of Jimmy and in support of such a wonderful organisation xx

$100

Steve Redmond

Sorry to hear about your loss Sara All the best with the fundraising for a wonderful charity

$100

Aunty Hannah, Kaleb And Roro Xx

For our wee jim xx

$100

The Comleys

You've got this Sarz!! Sending lots of love xx

$100

Denise Dickson

$100

Chrissy Black

$100

Patrina & John Melrose

With much lovexxx

$100

Ann Roughan

$100

Shona Read

$100

Kelly Hackett

💙

$80

Linda And Ivan Roxburgh

With our love

$80

Sarah And Pete Gibson

Amazing thing to do Sara. I have just had a flash back to intermediate when we both HATED P.E. and would run so slowly around that field! You will smash this goal now though. All the best to you and your family xx

$80

Anonymous

$50

Elspeth Wombwell

Best wishes Sara

$50

Vic And Michelle Crutchley

Much love to you all from us xx

$50

Keryn Broughton

What a wonderful thing to do in memory of Jimmy. Much love x

$50

Betty

All the best Sara.

$50

Rena & Andy Murphy

$50

Puspa

You got this, Sara!

$50

Shaun Fujimoto

$50

Rachel Yakas

You've got this Sarz 💙 Lots of love x

$50

The Shoppers

we know you can do it

$50

Emma Phillips

$50

Ryan Edwards

$50

Nicholls Family

$50

Sara Stones

$50

Karen & Mike Bennet

This is such an awesome thing to do Sara, support you and yr family all the way 😘

$50

Wayne Watson

Love to all

$50

Tessa Jowett

$50

Elizabeth Beckwith

$50

Marg & Geoff

Only too happy to help ❤️❤️

$50

Kiran

$50

Graham Colson

Good luck hope this helps

$50

Martin Spinks

Great cause Sara & so close to your heart, wishing you huge success. Martin xx

$50

Nick, Nat, Emmeline, Marissa

Good on you Sara. Great cause. They were there for us in 2019, and was touched how awesome they are.

$50

Abbey King

You never cease to amaze me Sara x In memory of your beautiful Jimmy xx

$50

Alana Mcgregor

💙💙💙

$50

Shelley Pomana

What an amazing cause Sarz, Jimmy is forever in our hearts. So proud of you xx

$40

Anbrr Mcdonald

$40

Anonymous

From one parent of angels to another

$40

Phil And Annie Mcgregor

$40

Boylan Whanau

Good on you Sara! ❤️😘

$40

Bobbie

You are amazing Sara! Go smash it x

$40

Maxine Mccort

❤️

$40

Gaylene

$40

Aimee Creasy

$40

Kate Senior

May the force (of whoever you choose) be with you.

$40

Holly Attfield

Well done Sara! All the best chick xx

$40

The Brierleys

Proud of you Sarz, Go hard girl, in memory of beautiful Baby Jimmy ❤️ Love stace x

$40

Jade Moore

Good luck Sara xx

$30

Kylie

Arohanui x

$30

Jenkins Family

Sending you so much love xx

$30

Kelly Cross

$30

Tapp Family

$25

Ngaire Johnson

Stay Strong, Love you all👩🏻💜💖

$25

Jennifer Litchfield

$21

Megan Carter

Sending hugs and best wishes

$20

John Gordon

Delighted to help you out Sara - good luck and I hope you make it !

$20

Andrew M

$20

Lihsia Luke

Go Sara!

$20

Jake, Ruby, Leo

$20

Katrina Roberts

Go Sara!! Lots of love to you and your family! X

$20

Suzanne Craik

$20

Anonymous

You are such an amazing family Sara. Sending you all so much love

$20

Abby Dummer

$20

Ben Payne

Great work Sara. Our love to you, Blair and family

$20

Laura Wood

💙

$15

Kim Smith

Good luck Sara - you’re amazing. All my love to you, Blair, Ellie and Sam. ❤️

$15

Stephanie Macaulay

$15

Anonymous

$15

Heather Whitmee

$10

Susie Smith

$10

Lucy Dougall

$10

Deanna Hollis

$10

Marie Gordon

$5

Deidte Flockton