Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Sir John Kirwan (JK) played for the All Blacks for a decade from 1984 and holds the New Zealand record for most first class rugby tries totalling 199.
But JK’s story is about so much more than rugby and life as a professional sportsperson. He has opened up to New Zealand and shared his personal story of depression, resilience and hope after struggling with mental illness as a player.
His journey has led him to an active involvement with mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand.
He also has an keen interest in Nepal. JK's association with Nepal goes back to his great great uncle who was one of the foremost climbers in Nepal in the 1920s.
The devastating earthquakes nearly 2 years ago caused massive damage to homes, infrastructure and to people's lives and in 2016 John travelled to Nepal to see the impact of the earthquakes first hand.
He is coming to Nelson and giving his time to help us raise funds to build permanent homes for Nepalese Sherpa families in the village of Bridim, following the devastating earthquake of 2015.
Come and hear John talk about his life, rugby, mental wellness and Nepal.
Tickets ($20 each) available from Nelson Intermediate School - 8:00AM - 3.30PM daily.
Or contact Hugh Gully 027 392 2669, or Phillip G
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Intermediate School
Tickets from Nelson Intermediate School - 8:00AM - 3.30PM daily.
Ph. Phil Gully +64 272 833 375