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Heart Stopper Challenge Wellington


Fri 14 May 2010, 11:00am–2:00pm

Where: Outside Les Mills Extreme, Taranaki Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Kelly Hudson

It only takes 5 minutes, requires no training and a little extra body fat may even help! Create a team theme, come in fancy dress and have a laugh while supporting Kiwi kids with heart defects in your community.

The Heart Stopper Challenge is a national event, held annually to raise money to support the work of Heart Children NZ.

It is a unique, fun event supporting the 12 children born every week with a heart defect in New Zealand.

Teams of 4-6 people take the plunge into an icy pool for five minutes. The icy pool is representative of the procedure performed on 450 children a year during their open heart surgery. The child’s chest cavity is often cooled down with an icy slush to slow their heart rate.

There is no fee to participate in the event, however each team member is encouraged to ask their friends, family and colleagues to support them by donating online.

In Wellington, Les Mills provide hot showers afterwards, and there will be a sausage sizzle and hot cups of tea and coffee to warm up! There will also be a face painter for the kids attending the event.

There are great spot prizes to be won, including for the best costumes, and all participants will receive a participant pack, chock-full of discounts and goodies, all donated by local businesses.

So get your team together today, choose a costume - the wackier the better - and take the plunge!!

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To register for the Wellington event visit: