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Join the team running without borders

Do you feel like getting some fresh autumn air? Are you looking for ways to help others in need?

Make your personal achievement an action that can benefit others and join our team in the Christchurch Marathon.

Engineers Without Borders is entering a team in the Christchurch Marathon on Sunday 3 June and we are looking for others to join us.

Here’s why:

  • you get a discounted entry fee,
    • full marathon – $75 ($20 discount)
    • half marathon – $60 ($15 discount)
    • 10km – $35 ($10 discount)
  • there are bonuses to fundraising with us on our Givealittle page,
    • if you reach $100 you will get a Running Without Borders running shirt to wear on race day
    • if you are the top fundraiser you will receive flights and tickets to the Engineers Without Borders Conference in Auckland
    • other prizes are also to be announced…
  • you are part of a team 
  • all students can join
  • there will be warm drinks at the finish line

Is running not your thing? You can walk for water too!

Walk the 10km race with a 20L water container to raise awareness about the issue of access to fresh water in the developing world. Globally, water scarcity already affects four out of ten people. A lack of water and poor water quality kills approximately 2.2 million people every year (World Health Organisation).

Engineers Without Borders is a registered charitable trust and by fundraising with us you can help provide access to the engineering knowledge and resources required by developing communities in the South Pacific and New Zealand. 

Sign up now!

Check out our Facebook page and our fundraising page!

Free curtain bank to keep students warm

You’ve probably noticed the chilly winter temperatures over the last couple of weeks. If you’re worried about how you are going to survive the next few months living in a cold or damp home, UC’s Alex Manktelow and Hayden Barber, the guys running the Warm Homes Initiative with the UCSA club Engineers Without Borders, have a hot tip for you.

“A house loses A LOT of heat through windows. Good quality, generously fitting curtains are really important to prevent heat loss and also help to reduce drafts. An amazing local social enterprise called Community Energy Action (CEA) can help you and your flatmates.  CEA’s Curtain Bank recycles donated curtains into cold homes, and it’s chock-a-block full of curtains to give away to students who don’t have curtains at all, or have ineffective curtains.”Curtain bank photo 2016 vc for sm a

Visit CEA’s website to find out more about how to access this service. Please note you must fill out a curtain measurement form, and make an appointment first to access curtains.


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What’s the haps?! 2-8 March

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