Special Olympics North Canterbury and Special Olympics New Zealand were honoured to celebrate Ngaire Harpur and her 40 years of service as a Special Olympics volunteer, at the club’s annual AGM on Wednesday April 26.
Ngaire was a founding member of Special Olympics Canterbury in 1983 before moving north to Special Olympics North Canterbury, where she has held a wide range of roles including; volunteer, coach, fundraising coordinator, committee member and chairperson, and was made a Special Olympics Life Member in 2016.
Described as the “cornerstone” of the club, fundraising has been Ngaire’s forte and she is still working tirelessly to support the athletes in any way she can. When asked to speak about her time with Special Olympics, Ngaire remained humble as ever, saying “When I started in Special Olympics it was to support the athletes, and this has continued through the years. I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Club.”