Salt & Oil NZ bath soak fundraiser to get Darius to the Globe Shakespeare theatre in London

Kia ora, my name is Darius Martin-Baker.

I am an ex Tauraroa Area School student (2021) who has had the incredible honour of winning a spot, alongside 23 other young New Zealanders,  with the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand - SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company. 

What this means is a once in a  lifetime opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom in July and participate in a three week intensive series of workshops, talks, and mentoring, plus the chance to watch performances at the Globe and attend 12 rehearsals with a Globe Director, and then perform for the public on the Globe Stage.

I then get to bring this incredible learning back home to Northland to share either through directing a student performance of a SGCNZ Shakespeare Festival or  through workshops, working as a mentor with students, teachers or theatre groups. “By sharing our experience we get to inspire and be a role model for young people in the community.”


I am passionate about performance arts and see this as my future, I would like to make the most of this opportunity. The cost to attend this programme is NZ$10000. Through working and fundraising I am almost half way there, however still short NZ$6000. I have reached out to local organisations to ask for help. Salt and Oil have very kindly offered to support me through their regular Feel Good While Doing Good online fundraising programme. I would be most grateful for any support you can give me and them for their kindness. Thank you.

Here's how you can help:

Every purchase you make will mean a donation of up to 32%* towards my goal.


Salt & Oil is a family-run Whangarei company that makes small-batch bath soak and magnesium oils from natural, ethically-sourced ingredients. These are natural well-being products that help relax tired muscles, support good sleep, and help relieve feelings of anxiety and stress. So great for self-care. And perfect for gifts, including Mother’s day. Which is fast approaching!

What to do now:

1 - Head to the Shop, and choose your items. All gift sets and reduced items receive only 10% as they are already at reduced prices. Thank you for your understanding.

2 - In your cart promo code box you MUST add code DARIUS to be counted towards my fundraising total. The total is calculated from products only; shipping costs are not included. 

3 - This fundraiser starts on Thursday 28th April and runs till Friday 13th May (hopefully lucky for me)!​

4 - If  you'd like to support my fundraiser further, please consider sharing this page with your friends and family on social media, by email etc so they can place their own order, no matter where they are in NZ. Every small order can help to make a big difference. If you like, you can collate orders from friends and family and place one larger order online (this also saves on shipping costs).

Thank you so much for your support.

* For total orders of under $1000, I get 20% cashback. For orders over $1001 this rises to 32%. 

PS - A quick bit about the products: 

Bath soaks are not just for granny! The NZ men’s rugby team use the SO:Active blend in their muscle recovery baths. This is a great one to support the sporty people in your life.

If you don’t have a bath but would still like to support the fundraiser, why not try a Magnesium Oil spray? Choose from unscented or lavender, which is great for relaxing into sleep. Both oils are a great way to boost your magnesium levels. Simply spray onto your skin and rub it in. Great for easing your muscles after a workout or training session.

"I’ve always struggled with sleep! Getting to sleep seems ok but can never get back to sleep if woken. I treated myself to the Relaxing salts and magnesium spray. A life changer! Love both of these products and will definitely be coming back for more!!" Tammy D