Million Dollar Mission makes kids stronger
Students with physical disabilities will get stronger thanks to 10,000 votes and the Million Dollar Mission.
Old and broken gym equipment at Waitakere College's inclusion support centre would now be replaced thanks to The Trusts' latest give back campaign.
The school was one of nine organisations to have reached its fundraising target.
Its paediatric physiotherapist, Fleur White, said the $50,000 would be of "huge" benefit to the centre's 48 students who have physical disabilities.
White had been knocked back twice since May 2016 by other funders in attempts to replace a failing treadmill at the centre.
* The Trusts plan to invest $10 million in property business
* Public input on the line with the Million Dollar Mission
* The Trusts Arena's bumping policy gives kids nowhere to play
* Trusts Arena track revamp complete
* A marketing budget of $200,000 to give back $1m
Now there would be enough money to buy a new one – together with two exercycles, a plinth, mats, arm exercise bike, and rowing and weights machines.
White was surprised how quickly the money was raised.
"I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was, but it only took Waitakere College two weeks to reach its target."
She was grateful to The Trusts, but also to all those who took the time to cast $5 votes online.
"It means now that when the kids are working out on that equipment they are thinking of that too. I think that's really special."