Christmas message from Tim Wills, CEO

[This message is copied from our Christmas newsletter. Read the rest of the newsletter here.]

Meri Kirihimete!

I hope this year has been a fulfilling one and now you have some time to relax and enjoy a slower pace. Our staff are looking forward to a well-deserved break and also a slower pace, as we wind down for the year (although I’m sure many of them will go on personal adventures).

As you read this newsletter, you will see that they haven’t been sitting on their laurels and have been facilitating some great adventurous programmes and bringing positive change and experiences to so many.

I am proud of our team, who not only love the outdoor ‘office’ that they work in, but also have a real, genuine care and concern for the people they work with.

We are not just an ‘activity provider’. We use the outdoors to facilitate growth and change. You will have read some of these stories in this newsletter.

On a more personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my mother, who recently passed away at the age of 84, after a well-lived life. She was an extraordinary woman and a selfless servant, quietly touching the lives of many—a fact that became evident during and after her funeral. Her life story was a reminder that our impact can extend far beyond what we may perceive.

We can never truly know the level of influence we have on someone’s life.

This leads us to the Christmas message of hope and goodwill. The story of a baby boy who grew up to influence many and who brought about transformative change in ways that we may never fully comprehend.

May this Christmas be a time of renewed hope and a reminder that our actions can create that transformative change, like my mother did for so many, and as our mahi at Adventure
Specialties Trust continues to do.

So, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Tim Wills


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