Remarkables effort backs Daffodil Day

After running up the access road to the Remarkables skifield in aid of Daffodil Day, staff pose...
After running up the access road to the Remarkables skifield in aid of Daffodil Day, staff pose for a photo. Photos by Christina McDonald.
A run up the 13km access road to the Remarkables skifield has the potential to become an annual Daffodil Day fundraiser, ski area manager Ross Lawrence says.

Mr Lawrence ran the final 5.5km to the Remarkables skifield base building and described the exercise as "draining" but "very fulfilling [and] very satisfying when completed".

NZski mascots Spike and Shred run the final kilometre to the Remarkables base building.
NZski mascots Spike and Shred run the final kilometre to the Remarkables base building.
Staff members were encouraged to collect "pledges" from supporters and it was estimated the run raised more than $600 for the Cancer Society.

Another $200 had been raised through traditional donations collected in buckets and the less traditional "secret admirer daffodil", where staff paid for a daffodil to be delivered to another staff member of their choosing.

Rentals department team leader Gillian Leake said one staff member had received 16 secret daffodils from the same sponsor and had no idea as to who their secret admirer was.

 

 

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