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Andy Pickering aka White Goodman
Andy Pickering aka White Goodman

Kate Yesberg aka Fran Stalinofskivitchdavitovichsky
Kate Yesberg aka Fran Stalinofskivitchdavitovichsky

Steph Bird aka Blazer
Steph Bird aka Blazer

Sam Fleming aka Me'Shell Jones
Sam Fleming aka Me'Shell Jones

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GLOBO GYM Grabbing Poverty By The Balls

Here at Globo Gym, we're better than you and we know it.

It is this attitude that is going to get us through 100km of sheer gut-wrenching, glute-toning, gun-building exertion. Because we understand that "Ugliness" and "Fatness" are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it. We also know that poverty won't go away if we sit around watching re-runs of our 600-pound self eating cream doughnuts on home video.

Andy Pickering aka White Goodman: Owner, Operator, and Founder of Globo Gym America Corp - has been known to read the dictionary, just to break a mental sweat. Nobody makes him bleed his own blood. Nobody.

Kate Yesberg aka Fran Stalinofskivitchdavitovichsky: In her home country of Romanovia, Dodgeball is the national sport and her nuclear power plant's team won the championship five years running, which makes her the deadliest woman on earth with a dodgeball.

Sam Fleming aka Me'Shell Jones: closely follows the ethos that Dodgeball is a sport of violence, exclusion, and degradation. So fast, he can slam a revolving door.

Steph Bird aka Blazer: survived the double-fault final-play elimination during the Helsinki episode of 1919 - we all remember how that turned out. Has spent the past 90 years training for this.

You know, once Lance Armstrong was thinking about quitting when he was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of his friends and family, he got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row.

So what are you dying from that's keeping you from donating a few dollars to help end poverty?

Fundraising summary for this team

We have achieved 113% of our target.

Target: $2000
Online total: $1,929
Offline total: $0
Pledged: $0
Credits: $335
Total raised: $2,264
# Regular givers recruited: 3
Please Note: Regular Giver credits will only be included in the fundraising total once these recruitments have been confirmed by Oxfam New Zealand.
% Raised: 113%

Team fundraising:

Donor name Donation Message
Alexa Fleming $20.00 Well done Sam, from Grandma
Noeline Arnott $25.00 Go, guys! Think you're great.
Anonymous $15.00
Mathilda Schorer $40.00
Mike Lomas $20.00
Margaret Bird $50.00 Will be thinking of you!
Elizabeth Church $40.00
Jamie Eng $14.00 Have a great time peeps
Sally & Ian Clow $50.00
Maxine Chapman $20.00
John Pickering $50.00 Great cause, Great team, now go under 24hrs Globo Gym.
Andrew Pickering $20.00 Generous donation from Matt Rogers and Claire McEntee
Jamie Bonis $30.00
Diane Sutherland $200.00 Really sad I can't join you, with Tony, as support on the day but will be cheering you on from Christchurch - all the very best!
Jeremy Ward $25.00
Richard Bird $50.00
Kathryn Keir $30.00 Good luck guys. Rather you than me!
Steph Bird $245.00 Proceeds from 'Mao's Last Dancer' : many thanks to all of you who made the effort for us and for Oxfam, Globo Gym hugely appreciates it!
Mana Tai $5.00 Good luck!
Belinda Robb $20.00 Sorry I missed the movie so here's my contribution! Good luck guys!
Laura Duynhoven $20.00 Good luck guys! Couldn't make the movie, but happy to support a great cause.
Michaela Simms $30.00 Go hard team! this is such an awesome thing to do for people less fortunate than us and you guys rock :) have fun out there!!
Emma Dixon $50.00 go globo go :)
Aster Thackery $50.00 Good luck guys!! From me and the staff at The Whyte Group.
Fiona McAlister $50.00 Go team go! Love your work:)
Joanne Arnott $50.00 Good luck, very proud of you. Positive vibes coming your way for good weather and happy feet xx
Al Yesberg $200.00 Go the Globos!! Good luck guys, very proud of you all.
Samuel Fleming $440.00 HUGE thanks to generous family members!
nick bevin $50.00 best wishes for the big walk Steph (and fellow team members).
steph bird $250.00 Regular Giver Credit
Oxfam Unwrapped Credit $26.00 Andy's unwrapped gifts for Xmas... pushing our total to 20%
Oxfam Unwrapped Credit $25.00 I'm working on toning my glutes already!
Oxfam Unwrapped Credit $34.00 Sam's Unwrapped Gifts
David Macaskill $20.00 I'm still trying to decide which type of whip I'll chase... er support crew you round the course with.

Total raised:



$38 can train a midwife to ensure the safe delivery of village children
$70 can provide live-saving provisions to families affected by the next natural disaster
$100 can build a tap stand that will provide access to safe clean water to a village

Team details


Leader: Steph Bird
Member B: Kate Yesberg
Member C: Andy Pickering
Member D: Sam Fleming

Target time:
Steady- 24-30 hours

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