Pedal-pushing fundraiser’s art night


Two Queenstowners are organising an art auction to support their North Cape to Bluff cycling fundraiser. 

Kim Percival and Rachel Kennedy are joining four North Islanders in a Ride out of the Blue bike challenge to raise money for a school programme tackling depression. 

The riders – who leave Bluff on October 13 – are targeting $50,000-plus for the cause and $46,580 for equipment, accommodation, food and support vehicles. 

The local riders have connections to their cause. 

Percival’s fiance committed suicide after battling depression and Kennedy herself suffered post-natal depression after the birth of her third child. 

Their art auction happens at Arrowtown Hall on September 15. 

Local artists including John Shewry, Simon Morrison-Deaker, Shane Woolridge, Luke Leaf and Pete and Jackie Chatfield have donated works. 

Tickets at $30 a head or $280 for a table of 10 are on sale at Queenstown’s i-Site – the price includes food plus entertainment from local band LA Social Club and other musicians. 

Percival and Kennedy are also running a fundraiser at Queenstown’s World Bar on October 6.