Lochie Win is doing it again.
Inspired by his mum’s battle with cancer, the gutsy 8-year-old is embarking on his third fundraiser for the Cancer Society in as many years.
With the support of his proud dad, Luke, the Cromwell youngster is in the thick of planning a 12-hour endurance ski and board challenge at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak, where teams can register to help raise money to support people with cancer.
When Lochie was 4, his mum, Rebecca, then aged 34, was diagnosed with adrenal cancer, and he was touched by the support she received from the Cancer Society.
‘‘I want to raise money for the Cancer Society because they looked after my mum when she was so sick,’’ he said.
In 2020, Lochie began his fundraising journey by skiing 40 days at Cardrona, raising more than than $10,000.
Last year, he and his dad set out on a mission to ski all of New Zealand’s skifields within five weeks, which raised $17,000.
Cancer Society chief executive Rachael Hart said Lochie was its ‘‘fundraising superstar’’, but he was also building awareness around support the Cancer Society could offer people.
With his mum now in remission, Lochie encouraged any keen skiers or snowboarders to test their endurance with him, and raise funds to help the Cancer Society to continue to support cancer patients.
To register for ‘‘Lochie’s 12:00 Hour Ski Challenge’’, being held at Coronet Peak on August 12, visit 12hourski.co.nz