Nicky Nov 2023

Welcome to Nicky Fairbairn – Companion Walking Service

Nicky was homegrown on the Kāpiti Coast before heading to Otago University to study Physical Education and Exercise Science. She took off on her OE back in the 90s, having no inkling that it would last over 20 years. Nicky worked at the forefront of the health, fitness and wellbeing industry in Southern California before heading to London to work in the corporate wellbeing sector.

“Experiencing first-hand how real change happens when all aspects of wellbeing collaborate is one of the things that drew me to being part of the ACWR team,” says Nicky. “The team really strive to have services work together to have a positive impact on the wellbeing outcomes for Seniors within our community.”

Nicky coordinates the Companion Walking Service and continues its expansion further into the suburbs around the Wellington Region. The walking service enables our senior clients to walk to stay connected with their local communities – having a positive impact on both their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Nicky has a real love of people, and especially enjoys enabling and motivating them to get and keep moving.

“It’s fantastic to be back. Aotearoa NZ is simply the best country, and you really cannot beat Wellington on a good day! We wanted our son to grow up as a Kiwi and we also wanted to be home to support our extended family.”

Nicky’s ‘motto to live by’, inspired by Saint Mother Theresa of Calcutta, is “Happy are those who do no great things, but small things with great love.”

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