“It is a privilege to be the Ambassador for Life Education Trust. Without the type of direction and help the Trust provides there is no way I would be where I am today, that is why I am a strong believer and supporter of what the Trust is doing for the Youth of New Zealand for they are truly our future.
We have a responsibility to do what we can to help mould and encourage our youth into being the best they can be for themselves and our country. In an age where there are so many distractions, bullying has expanded from the playground to homes and through social media channels. The work that Life Education Educators are doing is more important than ever.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Charity.
I look forward to many more years growing together and forever changing the World for the better.”
Young Danielle Johnson is a determined Sportswoman, with a goal to win the NZ Premiership
And she is well on the way.
With over 600 career wins and $11m in prize money, including creating history in January 2016 by being the first female jockey to win the prestigious Karaka Millions race at Ellerslie ( & one of the youngest jockeys in the field!)
Her parents are both renowned members of NZ’s thoroughbred industry, with her father, Peter Johnson being one of NZ’s most talented horsemen and he remains Danielle’s single biggest influences in her career.
With all those wins, HAROLD’s emblem is carried regularly to victory.
“I love the work HAROLD and Life Education does with children in New Zealand, and I’m rapt I can do my small part in raising awareness of the programmes taught at schools right across the country. Wearing HAROLD on my silks is my good luck charm.”
Rory, who has just turned 21, is already NZ’s Champion Apprentice Jockey, has ridden over 340 winners in New Zealand and is now working hard in the fiercely competitive Sydney sports scene and achieving great results.
“At the age of 13, I’d never sat on a horse but was determined to succeed and learnt from many role models. At that age you need the support of all those around you, there are so many distractions!
By age 16, I had ridden my first winners, with many commentators praising my natural ability and passion to achieve at the top level of my profession. There are many challenges , and I have been fortunate to have fantastic people around me spurring me on.
Life Education & HAROLD educate and empower children and young people to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives.
I’m proud to be a Life Education Ambassador, carrying HAROLD over the finishing line and promoting his work in Australasia.”