Gumboot Friday


TracMap help support worker Dan Hedges, of Belleknowes, hurls a gumboot under the guidance of New Zealand Gumboot Throwing Champion Kieran Fowler outside TracMap headquarters in Mosgiel, as part of the I Am Hope Gumboot Friday campaign.

The technology business raised more than $300 for The Key to Life Charitable Trust to provide free counselling for school-aged children.

TracMap was one of many businesses and schools in Dunedin to participate in the new event, which aims to raise $2million.

New Zealander of the Year 2019 and Gumboot Friday founder Mike King said for many people, having depression or anxiety could feel like walking through mud every day.