Funding For Canoe Sprint Champ’s Paddles

Cantabrian Olympic Hopeful Danielle Currie needs help getting to this year’s World Champs. Employer Gerry’s Wraps is promising Danielle $3 for every photo posted on Instagram or Facebook of Gerry’s Wraps this weekend.

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Two days into Gerry’s Wraps’ campaign to get Canoe Sprint Champ Danielle Currie to this year’s World Champs; and there is enough to buy Danielle some paddles.

Thanks to four donations, the fund now has NZ$1050 (US$825). Special thanks goes to Everest Global Logistics with its very generous $500 and John Roy Photography Facebook page for his kind$100 donation.

Every little bit helps and this weekend Gerry’s Wraps is paying $3 for every Instagram and Facebook photo taken of its stand at Christchurch’s The Food Show.

Photos must include #GlutenFreeNZ & #GerrysWraps in the text so they can be found online and counted. The total donation from Gerry’s Wraps will be calculated and added to Danielle’s crowdfunding site next week.
Those not at the show can still help by posting photos of meals made with Gerry’s Wraps, on Facebook and Instagram with the same hashtags.


Funding Milestones

This year’s training ahead of the World Champs is in Hungary, where the NZ squad will train and compete with the Hungarian team for three weeks before going to the World Champs in Portugal.

This training is essential.

Danielle needs help with:

  • Flights                                       – NZ$4000 (US$3050)
  • Accommodation and meals  –  NZ$2600 (US$1980)
  • Uniforms                                  – NZ$450    (US$340)
  • Paddles                                     – NZ$850    (US$650)

Can you help? Danielle would be grateful for any donations, no matter how small.

Great Swag On Offer

To sweeten the deal, Danielle is offering some great swag in exchange for milestone donations of $20, $35, $50, $100 and $150. See the full details on Danielle’s fundraising site.

About Danielle

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Hopeful Danielle is a rising star, having been selected into the New Zealand Junior Representative Team every year since 2011.

To succeed at world-class level for future selection at national and future Olympic levels, training requires world-best coaches, equipment and environments, all of which cost money. This year’s World Champs are in Europe, which means Danielle has to find money for accommodation, food, flights, uniform and equipment.

See Danielle in Action



Danielle’s highest achievement to date is representing New Zealand at all three Junior International Canoe Federation World Championships, placing 6th in the World in 2013 for the K4 500m discipline. Danielle has also gained two U23 National Titles and won the both the U18 and U23 K1 1000m New Zealand National Titles.

Canoe Racing New Zealand has reselected Danielle for its High Performance Squad for the 2014/2015 season, as part of High Performance Sport New Zealand’s support programme for promising world-class athletes.

Together we can help Danielle realise her dream of winning Gold for New Zealand at the Tokyo 202o Olympic Games.

Danielle’s Employer Gerry’s Wraps is backing her all the way and has launched this campaign to help.

Donate to Danielle’s fundraising site

More about Gerry’s Wraps



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