To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal.
Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted over the winter months – many of them arriving without a pair of pyjamas.
Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation said, “Community support for the Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s annual pyjama appeal has always been incredible. Some kiwi families are doing it really tough and there are many sick kids seen at home by our community nursing teams who have never even owned a pair of pyjamas. Other kids are unexpectedly raced into hospital on cold winter nights with little or no notice. It’s scary for kids, and having a warm pair of clean pyjamas to change into makes a huge difference to our tamariki, rangatahi and whānau.”
How can you help?
Please donate a pair of brand NEW, size 1-16 flannelette pyjamas or thermals.
New pyjamas can be dropped in to receptions at: Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital, and Kapiti Health Centre. Or posted to: Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Hospital Private Bag 7902, Wellington 6242.
Or make a donation online HERE and Wellington Hospitals Foundation will buy a pair on your behalf.