Shail Chourasia & Jude Pattie-Nelson


Shail Chourasia & Jude Pattie-Nelson Photos courtesy of Andy Taylor

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Shail Chourasia

Shail Chourasia has just recently joined his wife in a real estate career with Tremains Taupō.

Shail says "I am passionate and so excited about being in real estate. It is an exciting career where no day is the same!”

He spends his free time I spend with his family, his wife and their two little girls. They love all outdoor activities. Another passion is cricket which he started playing here just last year.

When Shail was first approached about embarking on this journey, his immediate thought was “No way, I am a busy dad and already struggle to find time for myself! But my wife helped me see how much fun this can be and what a fantastic opportunity it is to give back to such an important charity. I want to be a role model for my girls, showing them that it is important to support the communities even if it means to step outside of your comfort zone. Life Education Trust can have a huge impact on young people’s lives, being able to raise awareness of the services available is with what I want to achieve.”

Jude Pattie-Nelson

Jude is the owner, operator and team member of Silhouette Fitness and is passionate about helping women reach their goals and feel better about themselves not only physically, but mentally too.

She loves to spend time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren who are 3 and 5.

When she was first approached about embarking on this journey, she says her immediate thought was to run!!

Jude says “In my job I preach everyday to women that in order to grow and become stronger they need to step out of their comfort zone. So here I am, stepping out of mine!

What I hope to get out of this event personally is to raise awareness and funds for Life Education Trust. I feel Life Education Trust is important for children because they need someone they can trust and talk too. Life Education Trust can make a real impact on young peoples lives to give them a bright future. Why this hits me so personally is because my little sister struggled as a child and committed suicide when she was 28 years of age. She had wonderful memories of Harold the Giraffe.”


  • Teacher: Stacey "Stussy" Jacobs

    Stussy from Misfitz Dance Studio has been teaching dance for over 15 years teaching Hip Hop, Zumba Fitness, Adult, Aqua and Fitness classes to all ages and abilities in New Zealand and Overseas.

    Misfitz thrive on giving students the chance to express themselves in a more creative outlet, building confidence and self-esteem, and give the opportunity to build their dance careers in local and national events. Some of which are currently about to head off to L.A in September to perform at Disneyland, on Hollywood BLVD and work with some of the top choreographers in the world.

    She is excited and honoured to be a part of Dancing for Life Education in partnership with Penny Homes and is ready to put the dancers through their paces!

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