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The Greatest Game of Tag

Celebrating Playcentre in a bold, audacious and slightly crazy fashion

5 March - 18 March 2017

From Kaikoura to Akaroa and 46 Playcentre visits along the way

“ I’m a great believer in the idea that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. We just have to have a little bit of self belief and be brave enough to put ourselves out there, try something we think may be beyond us. At the end of the day is it a challenge if you know you can do it? No it is not! So we gonna set some goals set the bar high go for something ludicrous, something big hairy and audacious and just give it a bloody go!”   

         - Mal Law

 [In 2014 Mal Law covered a total of 1,659 km over 50 peaks in 50 days. He raised $507,414 for the mental Health foundation]

If Mal can do it, we can too!

From 5-18 March we are celebrating our wonderful Playcentre people and their mahi with The Greatest Game of Tag.

In The Greatest Game of Tag we will be travelling 650 kilometres from 5-18 March, mostly walking, sometimes rolling [Mother Nature slightly altered our plans], all the way from Kaikoura to Akaroa stopping at 46 Playcentres along the way for a cuppa and a celebration.

The purpose of Greatest Game of Tag is to raise our profile and celebrate the wonder of Playcentre, while having loads of fun during Playcentre Awareness Week.

In true Playcentre generoisty, we also think that this is a great opportunity to pay it forward in true Playcentre spirit and have chosen to go into partnership with Variety NZ, the children’s charity to fundraise for Variety and helping all tamariki to get basic essentials such as warm bedding, school uniforms and stationery, and taking part in after-school activities, bike riding with friends, or going on school camps with the rest of their class.

So how will we do this? 

On Sunday 5th March 2017 we will kick off at Kaikoura Playcentre and start the big journey to end on Saturday 18th March at Akaroa Playcentre. We will be mostly walking [sometimes rolling] from Playcentre to Playcentre, stopping at Playcentres along the way for a play and a celebration.

Who are we?

We are all of us.  It will be a relay walk and you can choose to walk one or more of the stretches. Each Playcentre will have a walking team to walk to the next centre. Where the distances between centres are bigger, we will have enough people on the team to share the stretch.

We still have to do quite a bit of planning and sorting logistics, but we wanted to share with you so that you can start planning and get fit for the big 

It’s bold, audacious and slightly crazy, but  totally spectacular. If there is anyone who can make this work it’s Playcentre people.

It’s going to be big and it’s going to be fun, and we’re going to get noticed!

Anna Steel

THe Greatest Game of Tag Campaign Manager




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