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Still showing up, spending time and coming back…from a distance!

By Sally Webster / 5 April, 2020

Staying connected is a topic on everyone’s minds right now. In the Big Buddy village, we’re giving a lot of thought to how Big and Little Buddies continue to make meaningful connections with each other over the next few weeks. Luckily, our Big Buddies already have a wealth of ideas on how to maintain the ‘we show up, we spend time, we come back’ mantra that they are known and loved for! Here are a few examples. Kevin on connecting with Jonathan (main picture.) “During the lock down, I think it’s more important than ever for people to feel connected,...

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Still time to help a boy without a dad – even while running Vodafone Warriors

By Sally Webster / 7 May, 2020

To most people, Dave Curran would have his hands pretty full heading the operations and finances for The Vodafone Warriors, and being a husband and a father to three school-age children. But driving along one day mid 2019, he heard an ad on the radio that awoke a long held desire to help people in need. Big Buddy was asking for male volunteers to spend time with boys without dads in their lives; Dave got on the phone straight away. The advertisment featured one of Big Buddy’s own Little Buddies, Aidan, reciting some lines from a heart-rending poem – Your...

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Key to confidence in extending comfort zones

By Sally Webster / 14 June, 2018

July 2018 marks the start of our regular Big Buddy Interviews, where we share the valuable experience and insights of mentors from Auckland, Wellington and the Waikato.                    Auckland’s Roman Travers combines a pharmaceutical industry role and time with his young-adult family with writing, radio and TV media work– no one could accuse him of not having enough to do. And yet the dad to two daughters still puts aside enough time and energy for his Little Buddy, 8-yr-old Aidan. Roman has been spending 2-3 hours a week with him since November...

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By Sally Webster / 22 July, 2012

Big Buddy works on the simple philosophy that boys develop more confidence and resilience when they have a positive male role model to look up to. Join us to make a positive difference to boys without dads in their lives on May 23!  Check out the first of our Big Buddy Breakfast Series online fundraising events with rugby coach Ian Foster Learn more Big Buddy works on the simple philosophy that boys develop more confidence and resilience when they have a positive male role model to look up to. Welcome to Big Buddy Big Buddy matches kind-hearted men with boys...

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