Congratulations Ian Handcock Health Volunteer Award winner : MP Scott Simpson
Ngatea’s Ian Handcock is a thoroughly deserving recipient of a 2016 Health Volunteer Award says Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.
“I’m really pleased to congratulate Ian Handcock on the award he has received at Parliament from Health Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman.
In 2014 Ian Handcock set up a group called “Fit for Farming” with the aim of improving farmer’s fitness levels and a goal of making New Zealand farmers the fittest in the world.
“Only recently I took part in the first leg of the Ngatea to Bluff cycle challenge Ian organised. I was pleased to cycle from Ngatea to Kerepehi alongside Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga and local students from Ngatea Primary School.
“The health volunteer awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health
volunteers who give many hours of their time to help other New Zealanders stay healthy and keep fit.”
“Ian Hancock has contributed hugely in spreading health and wellbeing messages throughout our local rural communities and nationwide.
The Farmstrong Challenge attracted 992 people who collectively ran or cycled 508,109 kilometres” said Mr Simpson.
Dr Coleman presented the 2016 Health Volunteer Awards in Parliament, ahead of National Volunteer Week 19 - 25 June.
A full list of recipients can be found at: www.volunteerawards.health.govt.nz