Inspired by his mum’s battle with cancer, eight-year-old Lochie Win is embarking on his third fundraiser for the Cancer Society in as many years.

Supported by his proud dad, Luke, the Cromwell youngster is in the thick of planning a 12-hour endurance ski and board challenge at Coronet Peak, where teams can register to help
raise money for people facing cancer diagnoses.

When Lochie was four, his mum, Rebecca, then aged 34, was diagnosed with adrenal cancer, and he was touched by the support she received from the Cancer Society.

‘‘I want to raise money for the Cancer Society because they looked after my mum when she was so sick,’’ he says.

In 2020, Lochie began his fundraising journey by skiing 40 days at Cardrona, raising
over $10,000.

Last year, he and his dad set about on a mission to ski all of New Zealand’s skifields within five weeks, which raised $17,000.

Cancer Society chief executive Rachael Hart says Lochie is their ‘‘fundraising superstar’’, who’s raising ‘‘vital funds’’ to support people with cancer, but also building awareness around support the Cancer Society can offer people.

With Rebecca now in remission, Lochie encourages any keen skiers or snowboarders to test their endurance with him, and raise funds to help the Cancer Society to continue to be
there for cancer patients.

To register for ‘Lochie’s 12:00 Hour Ski Challenge’, being held at Coronet Peak on August 5, visit

[email protected]

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