Weekend Sun   

Chaser lending a hand

Chaser Shaun Wallace will be spending time in Tauranga this month.

The Chase’s Shaun Wallace is making a pit stop in Tauranga later this month during his ‘jam-packed’ trip to New Zealand.

It's the ‘Dark Destroyers’ second visit this year, and he will be spending a day in the Bay on Thursday, November 21.

Shaun will be attending a fundraising event for community initiative Street Kai, sharing his life story at local pub The Crown and Badger and popping into a cricket test match at the Bay Oval.

Street Kai is over the moon Shaun is sparing time to help raise funds and support the initiative's work feeding Tauranga's homeless community.

Dame Susan Devoy, who helped organise the event, says Shaun’s actions are incredibly humbling.

“He does absolutely everything for nothing. It just blew me away. We are really grateful he is doing it,” she says.

However, it seems this kind of generosity isn't out of the ordinary for the tv quiz show star.

Shaun’s agent Brendan Lochead says he spends a large portion of his time giving back to communities all over the world.

"Quizzes are his thing, but he is also about giving back. He is from a very poor family and was determined from a young age to make something of himself."

The Crown and Badger is hosting 'An Audience with Shaun Wallace' evening where he will be promoting his book 'Chasing the Dream', followed by a Q&A session.

Brendan says there is no question Shaun won't answer in the session.

"He is really open - he will tell people all sorts of things."

'Chasing the Dream' explores Shaun's life, his success and never giving up in the face of adversity.

Shaun is hosting the New Zealand Pub Quiz Championships in Auckland on Saturday, November 23.

He will also visit Dunedin, Nelson, Palmerston North and Whangarei for the 'An Audience with Shaun Wallace' tour.

The Street Kai fundraiser is a private event for members of Bethlehem Shores, Bethlehem Country Club and Copper Crest.

For more information about The Crown and Badger event, call: 07 571 3038. Spaces are limited. 

More on The Weekend Sun...