In seeking a future personal challenge Otamatea High School prefect, Quintin Brown is heading to Marlborough Sounds in January to complete a three-week long development course at Outward Bound.
The trip involves a substantial financial investment, and he is beginning a fundraising campaign on October 13 with a car wash, sausage sizzle and baking stall, to be held in Kaiwaka outside the Three Furlongs Bar and Grill from 9am.
With family support on the day, Quintin hopes to raise a portion of the $4,800 required, he has further raffles and neighbourhood work to arrange, and would also accept any further assistance or ideas on fundraising and sponsorship from the local community.
In taking the 21-day trip, he will meet new friends and share a journey of self-understanding, though testing personal boundaries and taking part in several physical challenges.
“I hope to better my social skills, and prepare myself for the future as next year is my last year at school,” said Quintin.
The adventure-seeker enjoys keeping busy, having completed a trip in July on the R Tucker Thompson sailing ship, is working at gold level on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and is a lifeguard and patrol captain at Waipu Surf Club.
“He has done a lot and achieved a lot, so as parents we are so behind him, and will do what we can to help him achieve his goals in life and at school,” said mother, Teresa Brown.
If people wish to help with fundraising for Quintin, contact Teresa at email@example.com.