Gold Medallist to Kick Across Auckland Harbour

This year’s State Harbour Crossing will see Commonwealth Games gold medalist Moss Burmester take on a challenge with his family to raise awareness and money for a charity that is very close to his heart.

Moss will be kicking his way across the Harbour, alongside his mum and brothers, to raise awareness of Mental Health. His mum has suffered from depression in recent times, as has Moss himself mildly in the past, so it is something that he is very keen to support.

Getting physically active has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to help a person deal with depression and so choosing to raise awareness by getting involved in the State Harbour Crossing is very appropriate. Doing regular physical activity – such as swimming, walking, dancing, playing sport, going to the gym or even gardening – is likely to be helpful, even for quite severe depression.

If you would like more information about how keeping active can assist your mental wellbeing, or to donate to the cause please visit To donate to Surf lifesaving New Zealand and help keep our beaches safe please donate here.

To donate directly to Moss’s fundraising page and to check out how well he is doing please click here.

Sarah says 28 November 2012

What a great cause go Moss and family! I think this is such an important topic to be raising awareness for…..tried the link to donate though and it didn’t seem to work asks for a log in to wordpress? Is it just me?

    Grant says 28 November 2012

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the feedback, we have now fixed the link.


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