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FRIENDS OF THE TRUST ANNUAL APPEAL 2018

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Click here to donate by Credit Card, or click here for Direct Credit.

Here's some more information about what we are hoping to achieve with your generous donations. 

As the autumn colours give way to winter snows, the Queenstown Trails Trust once again begins its month long annual ‘Friends of the Trust’ fundraiser in an effort to boost support and donations for a number of significant upcoming trail projects which will enhance the lifestyles of our community.

Trust CEO Mark Williams (Willy) said this is a vital period of trail development for Queenstown, in line with the Trusts’s 10yr Plan to ‘connect our communities’. With growing pressure on roads from a rapidly expanding population, there has never been a more important time to provide alternate travel routes and transport modes for our community. With a sustainable and integrated trail network, we can encourage more ‘active transport’ for commuters as well as get kids back on bikes with a safe means of getting to the new high school in Frankton.

Thanks to our Friends of the Trust supporters, last year’s appeal was a huge success raising $32,170 towards development of a new trail linking Jacks Point directly back to Frankton through Hanley’s Farm. Whilst investigations into the alignment of this trail are ongoing, it has not been as straightforward as we hoped; but the funds are tagged, and the trust is committed to providing the absolute best solution to develop this trail for all affected stakeholders.

For this year’s annual appeal, we are asking for your help again with several big projects on the horizon. We have set the audacious goal of $40,000 and are asking Queenstown’s community to turn their love for trails into donations. From as little as $20 for a single and $30 for a family membership, you can do your bit to help the trust develop more world class trails, connections and commuter routes, resulting in more locals, families and visitors enjoying our magnificent environment.

Funds raised during the 2018 annual appeal will go towards a significant re-alignment of the existing Queenstown Trail. Government funding via MBIE for large ‘Enhance and Expand’ projects such as this is contingent on procuring at least 50% locally sourced co-share funding. The re-alignment will involve a new route along the foot of Coronet Peak linking Arrowtown to Arthurs Point, then on towards Frankton via the Lower Shotover Gorge and a pedestrian bridge at Tucker Beach. Ultimately, the Queenstown Trail itinerary will also include the new link from Jack’s Point and down the Kawarau River, connecting seamlessly with the new Central-Otago link trail in Gibbston.

Willy would love to encourage everyone who uses the Queenstown Trails network to sign up to our Friends of the Trust Programme today. “We are so fortunate to have such a fantastic recreational amenity on our doorstep, which is more importantly becoming a commuter opportunity for locals. We are counting on your support to complete the network, and connectour communities with these vital new trails”.

The Trust has joined forces with a number of local bike friendly organisations to present a host of fantastic prizes. Simply donate before 22nd June to be in to win! 

Click here to donate by Credit Card, or click here for Direct Credit.

It's simple and you'll automatically go in the prize draw for one of the great prizes listed below if you donate before 22nd June. 

 Our different levels of donation are: 

Membership Type

 Annual Cost $

Individual

$20.00

Family

$30.00

Gold Star Funder

$600.00

Silver Star Funder

$300.00

Bronze Star Funder

$180.00

Supercharge your friends membership by becoming a star funder! We thank our star funders by adding your name to our Wall of Recognition which is situated by the Edgar Bridge on the Arrow River Bridges Trail.

When you donate, simply enter the donation amount of the type of star you would like to be - Gold, Silver or Bronze! 

 


Prizes

Here's a run down of the prizes on offer - check out our facebook page for more details about each prize as we announce them. 

The Rees Hotel - One night stay for 2 people, including two tasting menus and full cooked breakfast. Valued at $880. See more details about the Rees Hotel here

Around the Basin - Bike the Wineries for four people. A self-guided trip including shuttles. Valued at $380. Find out more about Around the Basin here. 

Amisfield Winery and Bistro - Bistro voucher to enjoy lunch and locally grown and made wines. Valued at $250. To go to the Amisfield website, click here.

AJ Hackett Bungy - Kawarau Bridge Bungy! No further explanation required! Valued at $205. Find out more here. 

Gibbston Valley Wines - Wine cave tour and tastings for four people. Valued at $140. More details about Gibbston Valley Wines here. 

Chard Farm- Three bottles of 2014 Mata-Au Pinot Noir from the Lowburn Vineyard. Valued at $125. Find out more about Chard Farm Vineyard here.

Two Paddocks - a magnum of 2011 Central Otago Pinot Noir. Visit their website here

Thanks to our amazing Official Partners and prize sponsors!