The 2018 Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge raised $417,347 by event day on 10 August for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Seventy-eight teams from around New Zealand took part in this year’s event, garnering huge fundraising support from their workplaces and local communities.
Wayne Maguire from The Ray White Racers was named the Top Fundraiser for 2018 with an outstanding total of $13,161. Jen Kendrick from Sothebys International Realty was second with $11,930, followed by Carey Smith, also from The Ray White Racers with a total of $10,430.
The Top Fundraising Team for 2018 was Home by Farmers raising a staggering $53,293 for LBC. In second was The Ray White Racers on $24,416 and in third Bridgestone NZ – Jacked Up with $20,207.
The Fundraising Team Spirit award went to the two Grind Fitness teams from Wellington who had a combined total of $ 21,889.
In the race time awards, Will Laery from BNZ 80 Queen Street took first place reaching the top of the tower in a record breaking 6 minutes and 16 seconds. The fastest woman up the tower was Gabrielle Carter from the Bell Gully team with a time of 8 minutes and 26 seconds.
BNZ 80 Queen Street Team were awarded first place at the prize-giving for the fastest time. There has since been a correction to the fastest team winners, and we would also like to congratulate Auckland Grammar School Junior Masters who have taken the top spot, meeting the category guidelines.
A massive thank you to all the incredible teams that took part and SKYCITY for their huge support of the event.