Vaetoru looked forward to reading the updates of Talbot’s journey in Cook Islands News; she was disappointed that people hadn’t given enough to reach his goal of $300,000 for the charity.
His commitment to raising money for the Creative Centre, sacrificing five months with his family, inspired her to contribute. “His effort was very moving,” she says. “It’s such a wonderful thing he’s done, for our Creative Centre.”
The family decided on $320 to match his 3200 km. Her daughter Kuini-Heretumia Manning, a student and working part-time, handed over $100 of her hard-earned cash to help out.
“He’s walked the hard yards, I want to help and am hoping others will chip in too.”
Vaetoru is asking friends and family, businesses, resorts and anyone to pool together and please donate towards the centre and help Talbot reach his goal – surely people can give $10 each, she says.
Vaetoru and he partner Michael Lucky delivered their donation to the Creative Centre on Thursday afternoon.