Esther Hancock

Nelson Half Marathon 2020

My Activity Tracking


My target 2 kms

I'm fundraising for mental health

This week one of my daughters colleagues - a year 12 student at Mount Albert Grammar School ended their own life. Last year I attended the wake for one of my student's father who died on the same way. My other, older daughter spent three years on antidepressants and still suffers from occasional anxiety and depression. Myself, I'm lucky and have only suffered from a bit of winter blues and know that exercise helps to keep my mood positive - particularly now I am nearly an "empty-nester".

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 or the team "Naycol Nutters" page today. Every little bit counts!

Thank you in advance,

Esther Hancock



My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Added blog post

Raised $200 free tshirt

Reached goal

My Updates

More technology struggles

Sunday 4th Oct
So did a second run along Ponsonby road but Strava didn't share it.

However trapped for 3 days through the Kaimais with family. Amazing!

K road jog

Sunday 27th Sep
Biggest problems were dealing with Strava whichwon't let me switch from miles. Bloody Americans! Curse you technology! Pleased I managed my 1.8 miles. Knee and hip a bit sore but ok

Thank you to my supporters


Cushla Laufkotter

Go Esther!



Good for you Esther. I work with your father and my husband Mark works for the MHF.


Daniel M


Elizabeth Somervell


Caroline Anderson


R&a Davies


Gaye Bloomfield


Lucy Hancock

Good luck Esther! Great Charity to support. Lots of Love Lucy and Colin xx


Vikki Lidgett

Good luck!


Esther Hancock