Jumping into adventure series for a good cause

Dean Morris downed tools this month to become an Adventure Allstar.

Last week, Dean Morris stepped out of his comfort zone and boarded a bus, destination unknown.

The Hibiscus Coast self-employed fabricator and musician is one of eight people who travelled to a mystery destination to spend a week taking part in the Adventure Allstars TV programme.

The six part reality series features people supporting six different charities – one of the requirements for taking part was to each raise a minimum of $10,000 for a chosen charity.

The teams will experience local activities, which Dean says will include around three adventure challenges.

Prior to his departure, the 47-year-old told the paper he is ready for whatever the show throws at him.

“I’ve done a fair bit of crazy stuff, including car racing, scuba diving, jet boating and motor cross, and nothing really scares me – yet!” he says.

At the same time, he admits jumping out of a plane, if required, might cause him to panic “just slightly”.

It took Dean around six months to raise $12,000 for Make-A-Wish NZ. This including selling a Fender guitar from his collection, signed by American guitarist Steve Vai.

Dean says he applied to take part in the show because he likes the idea of helping out young kids that are going through hard times, while having an adventure at the same time.

Other charities to feature include St John Christchurch, Blue Light NZ, Mothers’ Helpers and Asthma NZ.

Adventure Allstars will be hosted by Erin Simpson. It has not yet been confirmed when it will screen on TV.


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