Ride-on mower for disability group

By Brent Jenkin

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Ride-On Mower For Disability Group

Project 2020-02-21 15:48:51 +1300

Paul loves using the John Deere ride-on mower at the Moxie Orchard, his weekly work-skills initiative set up by Recreate NZ.

Paul is an awesome young man living with Down Syndrome, who looks forward to working at the lemon orchard each week.

As Paul's mum says:

'Paul loves the outdoors particularly the physical work associated with gardening and this has given him the confidence to use equipment such as the ride-on mower, hand mower, secateurs and tools for maintaining the orchard. Through the programme, Paul has also learned about health and safety and has cited several examples to me on maintaining safety, how to use gardening tools appropriately, how to harvest the fruit as well as enjoying selling the fruit to the public.'

'Paul also enjoys the social aspect of catching up weekly with his friends, having some laughs, learning alongside them and how each of them work differently. I believe the inter-personal relationships are just as important as the work skills learned and Recreate provides both of these through a well organised and supportive learning environment.'

Unfortunately, the engine recently seized on the current ride-on mower and it stopped working! At only 4 years old this was unexpected and has now left Paul and his colleagues in a dilemma - how to get a replacement quickly, as the grass will soon be growing fast again?!

As a registered Charity Recreate NZ needs to fund-raise for capital items and using Pledge Me for the first time seems like a great idea.

Please consider supporting Recreate NZ, Paul and his colleagues by pledging any amount you feel like giving.

 

Should you wish to know more about the Moxie work-skills initiative offered by Recreate NZ, visit our website or click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwBY7aJ7fQ

Comments

Updates 5

Four days to Goooooooo....

27/03/2020 at 5:22 PM

We're a good way there! 

A last little effort should get us over the line and have Paul and Co cutting those lawns again - the ride-on has been voted way better than the push mowers!

Every little bit helps...

 

thanks all

UPDATE - Naming rights available for the new mower!!

13/03/2020 at 2:09 PM

Hi all...

An update - the largest pledge will now receive naming rights for the new mower (should we hit our taregt!), call it what you like...

All our vans and trailers are named so why not the ride-on mower!?

Pledge now and it could be you naming the big green beast!

 

Cracked $1,000.00!! thanks all...

12/03/2020 at 2:37 PM

So nearly a week in and we've shot past the $1,000.00 mark - thanks again to all those who have pledged! We are now over 20% of the way there, so please share so we can spread the word and get Paul back on the ride-on again!

New video

05/03/2020 at 5:35 PM

 Hi all, today we loaded a new title video of Paul and the Moxie Kumeu team doing their thing, enjoy!

Progress report

04/03/2020 at 2:07 PM

Wow!! 10% of the way there already, in less than 24hours - thanks so much to those 11 awesome doners who have pledged already!

    Pledgers 24

    Angela Walter
    2020-03-22 21:20:16 +1300

    "Thank you Recreate for all you do."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-22 17:11:12 +1300

    "Hoping John will get back on the mower at the Moxie Orchard!!"

    Lara Grace
    2020-03-19 13:46:32 +1300
    Ainie Kwok
    2020-03-19 12:54:12 +1300
    Karen Gardner
    2020-03-17 21:51:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-17 14:37:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-17 14:36:15 +1300
    Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
    2020-03-17 12:45:11 +1300
    Trevor Lowe
    2020-03-10 22:24:43 +1300

    "."

    Helen McKie
    2020-03-08 21:05:30 +1300

    "So glad Paul has found work he enjoys. Good luck with the campaign."

    Sue Newlands
    2020-03-08 14:46:42 +1300
    Laura
    2020-03-04 17:09:38 +1300
    Sue Hamilton
    2020-03-04 16:07:45 +1300

    "Go you good things"

    Roberta Francis
    2020-03-04 11:23:17 +1300

    "You got this Paul! Love your work team Moxie! 🙌 🙌 🙌"

    Maree Lane
    2020-03-04 11:07:28 +1300
    Karen Simpson
    2020-03-04 07:13:51 +1300
    Sarah stone
    2020-03-04 07:06:28 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-03 21:47:21 +1300

    "Good Luck"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-03 21:38:29 +1300
    andrea coles
    2020-03-03 19:55:48 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-03-03 18:58:16 +1300

    "Love your work! Keep it up! "

    Dani Robertson
    2020-03-03 18:44:31 +1300

    "All the best!!!"

    Ken Leech
    2020-03-03 17:54:38 +1300

    "You guys do a great job - happy to help."

    Cathy Jackson
    2020-03-03 17:40:18 +1300

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    Ride-On Mower For Disability Group

    Project 2020-02-21 15:48:51 +1300

    Paul loves using the John Deere ride-on mower at the Moxie Orchard, his weekly work-skills initiative set up by Recreate NZ.

    Paul is an awesome young man living with Down Syndrome, who looks forward to working at the lemon orchard each week.

    As Paul's mum says:

    'Paul loves the outdoors particularly the physical work associated with gardening and this has given him the confidence to use equipment such as the ride-on mower, hand mower, secateurs and tools for maintaining the orchard. Through the programme, Paul has also learned about health and safety and has cited several examples to me on maintaining safety, how to use gardening tools appropriately, how to harvest the fruit as well as enjoying selling the fruit to the public.'

    'Paul also enjoys the social aspect of catching up weekly with his friends, having some laughs, learning alongside them and how each of them work differently. I believe the inter-personal relationships are just as important as the work skills learned and Recreate provides both of these through a well organised and supportive learning environment.'

    Unfortunately, the engine recently seized on the current ride-on mower and it stopped working! At only 4 years old this was unexpected and has now left Paul and his colleagues in a dilemma - how to get a replacement quickly, as the grass will soon be growing fast again?!

    As a registered Charity Recreate NZ needs to fund-raise for capital items and using Pledge Me for the first time seems like a great idea.

    Please consider supporting Recreate NZ, Paul and his colleagues by pledging any amount you feel like giving.

     

    Should you wish to know more about the Moxie work-skills initiative offered by Recreate NZ, visit our website or click on the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwBY7aJ7fQ

    Comments

    Four days to Goooooooo....

    27/03/2020 at 5:22 PM

    We're a good way there! 

    A last little effort should get us over the line and have Paul and Co cutting those lawns again - the ride-on has been voted way better than the push mowers!

    Every little bit helps...

     

    thanks all

    UPDATE - Naming rights available for the new mower!!

    13/03/2020 at 2:09 PM

    Hi all...

    An update - the largest pledge will now receive naming rights for the new mower (should we hit our taregt!), call it what you like...

    All our vans and trailers are named so why not the ride-on mower!?

    Pledge now and it could be you naming the big green beast!

     

    Cracked $1,000.00!! thanks all...

    12/03/2020 at 2:37 PM

    So nearly a week in and we've shot past the $1,000.00 mark - thanks again to all those who have pledged! We are now over 20% of the way there, so please share so we can spread the word and get Paul back on the ride-on again!

    New video

    05/03/2020 at 5:35 PM

     Hi all, today we loaded a new title video of Paul and the Moxie Kumeu team doing their thing, enjoy!

    Progress report

    04/03/2020 at 2:07 PM

    Wow!! 10% of the way there already, in less than 24hours - thanks so much to those 11 awesome doners who have pledged already!

      Angela Walter
      2020-03-22 21:20:16 +1300

      "Thank you Recreate for all you do."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-22 17:11:12 +1300

      "Hoping John will get back on the mower at the Moxie Orchard!!"

      Lara Grace
      2020-03-19 13:46:32 +1300
      Ainie Kwok
      2020-03-19 12:54:12 +1300
      Karen Gardner
      2020-03-17 21:51:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-17 14:37:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-17 14:36:15 +1300
      Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
      2020-03-17 12:45:11 +1300
      Trevor Lowe
      2020-03-10 22:24:43 +1300

      "."

      Helen McKie
      2020-03-08 21:05:30 +1300

      "So glad Paul has found work he enjoys. Good luck with the campaign."

      Sue Newlands
      2020-03-08 14:46:42 +1300
      Laura
      2020-03-04 17:09:38 +1300
      Sue Hamilton
      2020-03-04 16:07:45 +1300

      "Go you good things"

      Roberta Francis
      2020-03-04 11:23:17 +1300

      "You got this Paul! Love your work team Moxie! 🙌 🙌 🙌"

      Maree Lane
      2020-03-04 11:07:28 +1300
      Karen Simpson
      2020-03-04 07:13:51 +1300
      Sarah stone
      2020-03-04 07:06:28 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-03 21:47:21 +1300

      "Good Luck"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-03 21:38:29 +1300
      andrea coles
      2020-03-03 19:55:48 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-03-03 18:58:16 +1300

      "Love your work! Keep it up! "

      Dani Robertson
      2020-03-03 18:44:31 +1300

      "All the best!!!"

      Ken Leech
      2020-03-03 17:54:38 +1300

      "You guys do a great job - happy to help."

      Cathy Jackson
      2020-03-03 17:40:18 +1300

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