Meet Brad

Wellington rugby player Brad Shields is joining the Red Cross team this year and taking on Red Cross Journey.

Rugby player Brad Shields is challenging Kiwis to step up to support vulnerable people this winter.

The Wellingtonian is taking part in Red Cross Journey, a fundraising event that asks people to take a walk in someone else’s shoes.

People taking part in the event have a month to follow the journey of a refugee family seeking safety or a Red Cross volunteer responding to an emergency, while asking others to sponsor them.

Taking part in Red Cross Journey is an easy way to support Red Cross’ good work in the community and overseas, Brad says.

“It’s a fun challenge and it’s all for a good cause. It will definitely be interesting to see how many steps I do during training each week!”

People can measure their steps using free apps on their smartphones or can manually enter the kilometres they travel each day online, and their total journey will be updated on their fundraising page.

Along the way, participants will receive updates about how their journey connects with journeys made by Kath, a Red Cross volunteer, or the Tamim family, former refugees who sought safety in New Zealand.

By taking part and fundraising, you’ll be helping Red Cross make a difference in the community, from responding to disasters and supporting former refugees to teaching first aid in schools and delivering Meals on Wheels.

Sign on to step up:

Red Cross Journey is a healthy and easy way to help support vulnerable people in your community. You can take on the challenge by yourself or get friends together for a team effort. If walking is difficult for you, let us know and we can work together to customise the journey – we welcome people of all abilities.

Learn more and sign up for the challenge.