On the 10th of March, 2018, Michael (Mikey) Brenndorfer will be attempting an ‘Everesting’ on his bicycle, by riding up and down Maungawhau/Mt Eden until he’s cycled up the equivalent height of Mt Everest (8,848 verticle metres). He estimates this will take approximately 18 hours.
As part of this challenge he’s chosen to fundraising for Lifeline and has set up a Givealittle page, aiming to raise $10,000 for the cause.
Mikey has done a fair bit of fundraising for different charities over the years but there is something entirely different about his Everesting for Lifeline fundraiser – this fundraising challenge is deeply personal. Mikey works as a youth health nurse with young people who feel life isn’t worth living. He has lost too many friends to ever want to quantify their deaths. He says, “if even one person is supported through their crisis by Lifeline because of this fundraiser, that is not only one life saved, it’s an entire community of family and friends around that person who will be saved the heart shattering pain I’ve felt too many times. That is what makes this fundraiser so much more personal.”
Visit Mikey’s Givealittle > https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/climbing4lifeline