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On Sunday 19 March 2017 the ADSA held its 12th Annual Buddy Walk. It was an amazing day with spectacular weather, great entertainment and fabulous food. Congratulations to all those who took part in the walk or just came to relax and enjoy the day. Also, a huge thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who helped on the day.

There was no registration in 2017 with thanks to our major sponsor Grassroots Trust.

Event details

The Buddy Walk is a 3.5 km walk around Mt Eden, followed by a family fun day with live entertainment, cake stalls, silent auctions, food trucks, sausage sizzles, bouncy castles, rock climbing, clowns, bubbles and face painting to name a few of the many activities that everyone can enjoy. The day celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome and is a chance for you, your family and friends to socialise and participate in this fantastic community event.

Best costume prize winners

Congratulations to the following individuals and groups who one prizes in the best costume categories:

  • Best pre-school age costume: Alex Finn
  • Best school age costume: Leena
  • Best group costume: Team Braxman

Raffle prize winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the following raffle winners:

  • 1st Prize – Deidre Teal
    SkyCity Grand Hotel night for two including breakfast ($359) plus $150 voucher at DEPOT
  • 2nd Prize – Michelle Basket
    Gasmate 4 Burner Hooded BBQ ($499 RRP) Donated by Mitre 10 Mt Wellington
  • 3rd Prize – Aggie Brown
    Crane Tour for Four Donated by Ports of Auckland
  • 4th Prize – Sonia Ure
    Breville CitiZ&Milk Coffee Machine ($499 RRP) Donated by Nespresso
  • 5th Prize – Zlatko
    Blues general admission passes x 2 for 2017 home games plus merchandise (over $260) Donated by Blues
  • 6th Prize – Cathryn Ashby-Leota
    My Food Bag $195 voucher for Classic Bag plus cookbook Donated by My Food Bag
  • 7th Prize – Gabriella Wiener
    Guylian Chocolate Hamper ($150) Donated by Guylian

Silent auction

Congratulations to those people who had the top bids for the silent auction items.
Full item list (PDF)»

Kids lucky dip stall

This year there were monopoly board games, hot wheels car sets, Loom band sets, cake decorating kits, Proper Crisps, Scholastic books, bean bags, costume jewellery, OOB ice cream vouchers, art and activity sets, Lego, puzzles, teddy bears and much more for just $5 a turn!!!