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Continued from page 1. Cancer Society fundraising manager Graeme Milne says many people do epic tours for the charity but “we were blown away by this”. “We couldn’t believe the scale,” he says. “It was very humbling for us to be part of it and see [Lindsay] doing this for us.” The amount raised was the second-highest ever for an individual’s cause, Graeme notes. Lindsay’s journey began at Inuvialuit, in the remote Northwest Territories, where the roads still had dangerous black ice despite it being summer. Travelling southwest, he touched the Pacific at Prince Rupert then embarked eastwards over the gruelling Rocky Mountains to the Prairie Provinces. After months traversing the vast North American continent, Lindsay reached the terminus of his journey at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on September 21. Lindsay, who has also cycled north to south across Africa, says his motivation this time was personal. “This ride started out dedicated to my Dad who died at the age of 49 years from cancer, and the adventures he could have had.”

Lindsay Gault pauses while crossing the Stewart River in Yukon. PHOTO: Supplied

Just before he was about to embark he was dealt another blow with his younger sister and sister-in-law diagnosed almost simultaneously with breast cancer. “[Sister] Andrea was one of the reasons I was riding; the fact she is back on her bike is testament to her resilience,” he says. He describes Canada as an “amazing” place with very

generous people. “The support of Canadians really made the trip that much better.” It wasn’t all plain sailing – while camping in the woods he encountered a grizzly bear that came within an arm’s length of him. “It didn’t register until 20km down the road what I had experienced.”

Hundreds of Kiwi families are set to receive free nappies this week following a national nappy drive supported by Plunket and Uber. The nappy drive is the brainchild of Jessie Jarvie, founder of online baby and toddler supplies delivery service The Baby Bag. Jessie says the idea came when she realised huge numbers of nappies were going to waste in New Zealand every day.

“One thing we hear time and again from our customers is that they have spare nappies lying about at home, either because they no longer fit, or they’re no longer needed,” she says. It is estimated the average Kiwi family spends around $2000 a year on nappies for each baby, assuming they are in nappies for three years. Jessie’s company delivers across Auckland, Wellington

and Christchurch, but she says she knew that the logistical challenge of collecting thousands of donated nappies and transporting them to families in need required the help of bigger players. The Nappy Drive will take place this Friday and Saturday, with Uber drivers collecting unused, clean nappies from people who request a Nappy Drive donation vehicle in the Uber app. Nappies will be taken to one of

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The Baby Bag’s logistics centres for sorting by volunteers, before being distributed to Plunket Clinics and Family Centres. People who don’t have nappies to donate can still get involved by texting the word ‘Nappy’ to 2448 to donate $3 to Plunket and help fund its services.

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At the party son Shane sang a personalised version of Dave Dobbyn’s Welcome Home while wife Barbara joked she was “getting used to him going away and coming back”.

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