In May, over 200 members from all around New Zealand came together to help celebrate our 30th Birthday.
From such small beginnings back in 1989 it was wonderful to celebrate the growth of the Foundation , to share stories and fellowship together, and to reflect on just how courageous and special each and every one of our members are.
Special thanks to IDFNZ members Caroline Saunders, Traci Stanbury, Ashley Steedman-Prip, Kelly Edwards and Harriet Alexander who bravely shared their personal journey's.
We were honored to have our very special Master of Ceremonies, yachtsman and sports commentator, Peter Lester - who was able to gently lead our patient speakers through a very emotional evening. We also enjoyed listening to Peter's unique tales of the NZ sailing world and analogies of teamwork , strength and Kiwi perseverance in overcoming challenges that our members could easily relate to.
The cake was yummy too !