If you take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car tomorrow, keep an eye out for Paul Lambert.
Mr Lambert will repeat his effort of 1996 and ride the cable car from morning until night, raising money for Wellington Children's Hospital.
When Mr Lambert completed his cable car marathon in August 1996 to raise money for the Life Flight Trust, he took almost 100 trips during the day.
''They seemed to have longer operating hours then, starting at 7am or so. I won't be cracking 100 this time, but it should be a bit of fun anyway.''
Mr Lambert will make about 80 trips up and down from 8.30am until the last ride at 10pm, and says he will have plenty of things to keep him entertained.
''There is always someone to talk to about Wellington, or to give them some ideas on places they could check out in the city and in the Botanic Garden.
''I'm not worried about keeping myself busy at all.''
Although Mr Lambert will have a visitors' book to collect signatures and will take donations, he will not be making ''a song and dance'' about it.
''I'm a pretty relaxed kind of person. I won't be jumping around or making a big deal about things. It's just something to do on a Saturday that can help out the hospital.''
With a background in tourism, Mr Lambert says he loves to chat with visitors to the city and that makes the cable car the perfect choice.
''The Spring Festival will just be starting, people will be visiting the Botanic Garden. There is plenty going on to chat with people about. It'll be great fun.''
Mr Lambert is expecting a visit from Children's Hospital mascot Hospi at about the halfway point, and is drumming up interest from people who supported him during his first attempt.
''They do some great stuff out at the hospital, so it's great to be able to get in behind them.''
His employer, Photography by Woolf, is also supporting the initiative, offering a special deal on children's photography sessions to make up a fundraising photo book for the Children's Hospital.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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