Online Exhibition Fundraiser

Help Hayden Get to World Games

Read more about Hayden and his journey below:

I am 26 years old.

I am a budding photographer; I have been taking photos for about a year.  I like taking photos of cars and motorbikes and I want to start taking sport photos. My long-term goal is to be a sports photographer. I have a passion for Basketball in particular.

I have been playing basketball for 13 years, and during this time I have had the opportunity to attend 3 National Summer Games and a lot or tournaments all over New Zealand. In late 2022 I was selected to represent New Zealand in basketball with Special Olympics Summer World Games in Berlin Germany in June 2023.

I am very exciting about this amazing opportunity to go and experience another country and to learn a little of their culture. I am determined to seek ways to help raise the funds I need to contribute to my travel for this event.

In total I need to fund raise $10000 towards my flights, accommodation and meals for this 3-week experience.  We (me, my family and supporters) are working hard to do this.

To help me raise the funds I need, I have been working closely with Community Arts who have helped put this Online Photography Exhibition together.

I hope to raise $2250 from this exhibition.

If my picture aren’t to your taste, I have a few other ways people can support my efforts:

You can also meet me if you are a golfer – Most weekends I can be found at the Manawatū Golf Course – server at the Sausage Sizzle. Please come and say hello.

The Manawatū Jets are also supporting Hayden with a portion from the sale of each 2023 Adult Memberships going towards his fundraising journey. Get your season pass here:


How to purchase: 

Get in contact with Hayden’s Mum, Sharon, to arrange purchase of your photographic print by Hayden. 

Email Sharon:

Two sizes available to purchase:

600x400mm canvas for ($165) or A4 size framed behind glass ($75)

Specify which size and image number you would like to purchase.

An email will be sent to order enquirers with the Account number and instructions for Purchases (and P&P if needed)


“We aim to have items available 3 weeks after payments confirmed, however this will be dependent on the availability of our Printer. We will endeavour to keep all purchases informed along the way.“