Marlborough Trust


Team Harold

Join Team Harold and help raise funds for Marlborough Life Education Trust. By joining Team Harold you will be challenged to collect $150 in sponsorship from your family, friends, workmates...In return Life Ed will cover your entry fee to the Marlborough Marathon no matter what event you enter. And also provide you with a special Team Harold singlet to wear on the day.

Who we are and what we do? Life Education is a charitable trust that delivers a health programme to children in preschool, primary and intermediate schools. We build self-esteem and teach children the marvel of the human body so they can make informed decisions and lead a healthy life. The Marlborough Trust is completely locally funded, and all funds raised stay within our community. Over the last two years our Team Harold competitors have raised over $20,000 for Life Education. A fantastic effort!

So, come on…join a winning team. If you are keen to join Team Harold please contact us at “Attn Jo” or ring 578 6902 for further information.  


Life Education in the Marlborough region

Since commencing in May 2006, Marlborough’s mobile classroom has visited some 99% of the primary and intermediate schools in the Marlborough region, including Rai Valley, the Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, and in 2010 we extended into the Hurunui region. In Marlborough, our programme is dependent on the support of a small but vital group of local sponsors whose contributions by way of funding services help us deliver the programme to schools at a highly subsidised rate so that all pupils have the opportunity to attend.


Our sponsors

  • TNL Freighting
  • Spy Valley Wines
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Blenheim Toyota
  • More FM
  • Laser Electrical
  • New Zealand King Salmon
  • Winstanley Kerridge

 Marlborough car

Our people

Chairperson: Rob Simcic

I joined the Marlborough Trust because I wanted to contribute to the amazing work that Life Ed does in Marlborough for the benefit of our children and the wider community. I live near Rarangi on 10 acres, with four children under 10 years of age. I enjoy getting involved in much of what Marlborough has to offer, great wine and food, fishing, diving, hunting, surfing, skiing, walking, sailing etc. I hold a degree in Applied Science from Massey University, and work for ANZ, which is a longstanding National sponsor of Life Education Trust. I am currently Regional Manager for ANZ -Commercial & Agri Banking.

Educator: Genevieve McDonald

Hi, I’m the Marlborough/Hurunui Life Education Educator. A little about me: I live just out of Blenheim with my husband, Rob, and we have 2 daughters who are both at university. I love having adventures and travelling in our camper is high on the list. Also included is tramping, jogging, cycling. Both Rob and I love being out on the water especially scuba diving. I also enjoy less active activities like reading and singing. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years – wow how time flies!


Harold Club

Harold Club is an excellent way individuals can support our community Trust. During the year we run social functions for the Harold Club with guest speakers. These are opportunities to gather with other supporters of the Trust. $200 for an individual membership; $300 for group membership. 


Contact details

Chairperson: Rob Simcic, 027 475 4690
Educator: Genevieve MacDonald, 027 375 7829
Postal address: Life Education Trust Marlborough, PO Box 5097, Springlands, Blenheim 7241