In June, six Fire and Emergency people from National Headquarters, Northern Comcen and our National Training Centre (NTC) participated in the "Sweat for Pride" fundraising event. They were all sponsored to raise funds to help improve mental and physical health in Aotearoa's Rainbow community.

Twenty-one minutes a day is the minimum amount of physical activity we need for happy and healthy bodies and minds. While this may sound easy, research shows that 50% of New Zealanders aren't meeting this goal, which inspired the team to make a difference. 

Together, team members completed 6,151 minutes of exercise. Mark Richards from the Northern Comcen amassing an impressive total fitness time of 3,756 minutes of exercise, followed by Michelle Forrest from NTC with 1,103 minutes. 

The Fire and Emergency team set a $1,500 goal and exceeded that by raising $2,591. The highest fundraiser was Niamh McNamara, from NHQ, who raised $940, followed by Cindy Thompson, also from NHQ, who raised $670.

See the details of the Team's efforts at https://sweatwithpride.com/t/fireandemergencynewzealand(external link)(external link)

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