St John Great Barrier Challenge
This summer Volkswagen New Zealand has arranged for a team of 5 swimmers to embark on the Great Barrier Challenge, and swim a total of 100km from Great Barrier Island to Takapuna Beach to raise money for St John Ambulance.
The quintet is made up of former world champion triathlete Rick Wells, former All Black Ian Jones, and local businessmen Richie Hart, David Mitchell, and Karim Rostami. St John has played a role in several of the team members’ lives, so this is a chance to give back and pay it forward while helping Kiwis.
All funds raised will go towards new Volkswagen First Response Units for St John Ambulance, which for the first time will include 4MOTION all-wheel drive, to help first responders deliver lifesaving medical care in hard to reach remote communities.