Marketers jump to help southern youth

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    Market South creative director Carla Forbes (left) and ELM Marketing founder Emma Lindsay are among the Southland people who will bungy jump off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown this weekend to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation Drop for Youth.

    MAKING noise is what these two do for a living, and now they’re doing it for a good cause.

    Market South creative director Carla Forbes and ELM Marketing founder Emma Lindsay will bungy jump off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown on Saturday to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation Drop for Youth.

    They are among about 30 people who will take part in the challenge with other community figures including Tom Cowie and Connor Coll, from the Southland Sharks, and Southland Stags players Greg Pleasants-Tate, Marty Banks, Tony Lamborn, Greg Dyer, Joshua Moorby, Viliami (Willie) Tufui, Liam Howley, Niko Manaena, Flynn Thomas and Matt Whaanga.

    Graeme Dingle Foundation Southland’s mission is to deliver programmes with the aim of bringing positive changes to the lives of young people in the deep south.

    Ms Forbes had bungy jumped in her early 20s, when she “was brave”.

    But now it would be a completely new experience, she said.

    “We are often more comfortable devising plans to put businesses out front and in the spotlight, but now we are turning the tides and putting ourselves in front to raise funds for the benefit of Southland tamariki.”

    Mrs Lindsay was really excited.

    “I think it will be a lot of fun. I haven’t bungy jumped so it will be a first for me but it is for an awesome cause.

    “I’ve had those moments where I wondered: ‘Oh my gosh! What am I doing?’ But it will be very good and fun.”

    Ms Forbes said they would both be feeling the fear, but would do it anyway for a cause they backed 110%.

    • To donate to the cause, go to givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/emma-and-carla-drop-for-youth or givealittle.co.nz/event/drop-for-youth-2021/leaderboard.
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