Shannae wilson

Taupō Marathon 2022

I'm fundraising for mental health

Kia Ora whanau kō shannae tōku ingoa,

I would love to take this opportunity share my korero with you about my why and why I’d love to do this walk & hopefully raise a small koha aswel.

Just recently one of my close sisters have asked me if I’m interested in doing this walk for mental health not many of yous know this but I was one of those mummys that was clinically diagnosed & suffered from post natal depression having felt my health declining everyday with a smile on my face was the most worst feeling  I have gone inner mental state compared to my physical appearance was always a reflection I always tried to disguise till oneday a man I was only just getting to know voiced what he saw in me and helped  me to see I need to speak,share and do something to really make myself not only happy but come to peace with what I was going through not realising that iv had my happiness intact all this time,on top of that I was secretly dealing with many childhood traumas that iv only ever shared with my sister,parents & 1 other which not only helped me share but helped me make peace with what was then and move forward from that, but most of all learning how to move forward & personally & physically deal with that situation.I’m on this journey cause I just want people to know that,that is not something you have to put up with on your own and there are people to help give you tools and ways or things to help you get through what ever mental situation your in, cause we all know for a fact mental health comes in all forms & are created in many different ways i want people to know your mental health matters,you matter and you are deserving of everything good too.

Another reason why I said yes to doing this walk aswel was cause being outdoors for me helps calm my nerves being around water helps cleanse my wairua and being around individuals that come from All walks of life that have had issues with mental health or just being around people helps make me happy too weather you are wanting to walk for your own mental health or someone else’s helps me realise I am happy I am greatful and I am fortunate to have the life I have

And that I am worthy of happiness I am deserving and so is anybody else that is going through something mentally remember you are loved & someone cares about you and your mental 💖

I'm helping raise money and awareness for mental health because nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own.

Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help them advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

So please show your support and donate to my page today. Every little bit counts!

Thank you in advance,




Updates from Shannae


Wednesday 27th Jul
I am so overwhelmed with the love & support yous are giving it’s not for me but it’s for the kaupapa im so blessed to have whanau and friends like yous.
Thanks isnt nearly enough which is why I’d like to know who my anonymous donations  are from please so I can personally thank you too 💜

Thank you to my supporters






we will always be cheering you on from the sidelines just like you do for all of us We love you bubba.



You always know I will always support what ever you do. I love you with my everything. Keep being you!






Geddit girl. Brave of you for sharing apart of your why w us. All the more tautoko. You got this! Smash it out & have fun :) The Cardys x