Join our Red Cross Virtual Tour and you can help vulnerable communities from your own backyard! You can sign up anytime and go at your own pace. It is recommended to take 4 weeks to complete the 71km challenge.

This virtual event is a fun and challenging way for you to keep fit and healthy while following the government's restrictions. You can walk, run, or even garden towards the 71km goal, and as you embark on your virtual tour, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Lake Taupo.

When you join the virtual tour, your donation will support our essential services - Meals on Wheels and Migration Programmes – as well as our COVID-19 emergency response work alongside the Ministry of Health and local Civil Defence groups. These essential services are continuing throughout the Level 4 restrictions, and we are ensuring that our staff and volunteers are safe and following all recommended hygiene practices to slow the spread. Our former refugee clients have received key Ministry of Health messages translated by our team into 11, and our staff and volunteers are continuing to support these communities remotely.

Already vulnerable groups have become even more vulnerable due to this pandemic, and by joining up to this virtual tour you will be helping this work that is happening right now. You will also be supporting families who have lost contact with each other because of COVID-19 pandemic through our Restoring Family Links service.

Want to help raise more funds for vulerable people? Click 'Start Fundraising' now and sign up for your own fundraising page. You can then ask your friends and family to sponsor you on your virtual challenge. 

If you have any questions please get in touch at or 0800 RED CROSS (773 27677).

New Zealand Red Cross

In an ever changing world, New Zealand Red Cross is needed more than ever. As part of Team Red Cross, you'll help the people who need it most at home and overseas- people affected by conflict or disaster, people in vulnerable situations and people fleeing persecution and violence.

By joining our #TeamRedCross, you’re not just challenging yourself but you will also be joining the largest humanitarian network in the world. You’ll walk away with some new like-minded friends, and knowing that you have really made a difference.

New Zealand Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, reaching 150 million people in 190 countries through the work of 13 million volunteers. The Red Cross family, including New Zealand Red Cross, works towards improving the lives of vulnerable people all around the world and in New Zealand.

No donation is too small to help vulnerable people. Thank you for your support.

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