Boots on for Kathmandu

Keen hiker Robyn Bruce has her sights set on a trip to Nepal

A group of parents, students and staff from Otamatea High School are fundraising to send local Robyn Bruce to Nepal in April this year for a trekking trip of a lifetime, and they have almost achieved their goal.

Robyn will join others who love this type of adventure in spending two weeks walking in the Everest region, experiencing the sights of Kathmandu and being amongst the highest mountains in the world.

“Robyn is the tireless Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) coordinator at Otamatea High School and has helped countless students through this process, being their mentor, guide and encourager and we wanted to say thanks,” said organiser Libby Jones.

“As well as this, she has inspired and helped many others through her work in the school, including her long commitment coaching the Otamatea Hockey teams.”

Through Robyn’s leadership, the DOE programme has grown at Otamatea High School, keeping the students on track with their skills, community service and physical recreation and coordinates fundraising for them. She has also been heavily involved in organising tournament hockey travel to the South Island.

“Robyn has touched many young people’s lives through her passion, commitment and belief in them, and we want to show our appreciation,” said Libby.

A donation page is set up at and any extra funds raised will support future DOE trips that Robyn arranges.

For more information contact Libby Jones or the school office for details of the bank account that has been set up to receive donations.


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