He’s up to 78,531 vertical metres, 421 runs down the slopes, and almost $2,500 raised.
Six-year-old Lochie Win, from Cromwell, is skiing at Cardrona for 40 days this winter to raise money for the Cancer Society after his mum underwent treatment two years ago. He’s now 28 days into his 40 day challenge.
Dad Luke Win said Lochie was doing really well despite poor weather last weekend. “It was very weird not being up at Cardrona this weekend as we have been there every weekend since opening day,” he said.
Lochie has become quite the Cardrona celebrity, meeting General Manager Bridget Legnavsky, olympic skier Nico Porteous, and befriending Cardrona staff across the mountain. “The people he has met along the way just keep growing the support that people have been giving him, it is just awesome,” said Win.
“A few weeks ago, Lochie saw a man in his late 40s who had crashed. I saw Lochie heading his way, followed and was just within earshot when I heard Lochie ask if he was okay. He replied ‘yes’, then Lochie said, ‘do you need me to call your mum?’”
“He said, ‘no thanks, I don’t need my mum.’ Lochie looked at me and said, ‘he doesn’t need his mum. Okay, let’s keep moving.’ It was funny.”
Cancer Society Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Jonet Warhurst, said: “Lochie's drive and passion will help the Cancer Society support more people, like his mum, that are living with cancer. We would like to thank Lochie for his dedication to making the world a better place and wish him all the best for finishing his 40 day challenge.”
After some much-needed snowfall this week, stay tuned as Lochie gets his last 12 days in, and head to: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/lochies-40-days-skiing-for-cardronas-40th-to-raise to support his campaign.
Read edition 990 of the Wānaka Sun here.