Running and charity came together on Saturday with the launch of Good People Run (GPR) at a showcasing of global running centric art and photography. Thank you everyone who has supported us this far- we really appreciate it- and look forward to more in 2016!
“Lululemon Athletica, Britomart played host to the inaugural fundraising art exhibition which was raising funds for New Zealand Charity, KidsCan. The evening was a huge success, which launched the GPR social responsability project aimed at giving back to the community through the culture and people of the running world.
GPR’s goal is to highlight those who, through running, find a way to give back to their communities or charity. Founder of the project Paul Petch, was proud to share the dream of connecting people & organisations with the same vision to give back to community through running & its culture. The project also aims at providing a creative platform & opportunities for running events, fundraising, volunteering & acts of kindness.
Good People Run has numerous members, including brand ambassador Dr. Michelle Dickinson (Nano Girl) who spoke to a good turn out about her work with Paul Petch on community driven projects that give back. Saying “from the start I was so excited to the possibilities of the GPR project. I’m really happy to be involved with a project that gives back to others, and promotes being active in a positive way. I’m really excited for the future of this project.”
Matt Rayment (editor for GPR), who works in the mental health field, spoke of the “huge benefits” of running and it’s culture bringing people together and fighting depression and health issues. Matt shared that “being involved with GPR has been an amazing experience on various levels. Running brings the best out in people, and we are all about connecting and sharing the great parts of our sport and amazing culture from supporters to athletes.”
Paul also announced that GPR are establishing another innovative New Zealand wide initiative for 2016 with Brent Robinson from Wellington, to collect and donate running shoes from stores, organisations and individuals to people who need them- such as refugees, the homeless and under-privileged kiwi kids.” – Founder Paul Petch.
Here are some images of the evening courtesy of Ethan Lowry and we ask you to help our project with a simple SHARE either via clicking one of the social media icons, or emailing the address to a friend of colleague.