Month: May 2022

Cool charitable kids

We’ve got some pretty cool kids doing fantastic things for our community! A special shout out to Charlie (right) and Paige from Karori Normal School.  While Charlie’s Mum was hosting a Pink Ribbon breakfast for another very worthy charity, the girls decided to create and auction off a fantastic collection of multi-media artworks, raising $218… Read more »

Sweet treat for ED team

The sweet people from Sweet Release in Manners Street dropped in this morning with a huge surprise for our hardworking Emergency Department team. The sweet treats were divine and very much appreciated. Stunning flowers also kindly donated by Twisted Willow Florist. Thank you Kris and John for looking after our ED team today!

Kind kids caring for kids!

We’re constantly amazed by the caring kids in our community!   We’d love you to meet nine year old Angus (left) who along with his little brother Lewis, recently held a garage sale of some of their toys.  Raising money for a new Playstation headset they also decided to kindly donate half the proceeds to… Read more »

Rotary District 9940 reach huge fundraising target for new children’s hospital

Rotary District 9940 members have been working tirelessly throughout our region to raise funds needed to outfit and equip the two new whānau spaces in the new regional children’s hospital. With countless raffles, quiz nights, and other fun fundraising activities, we are delighted to announce they have reached their incredible target of $400,000!  With kitchen,… Read more »

World Human Milk Donation Day

Today is World Human Milk Donation Day. Next week we also celebrate the anniversary of the launch of Wellington’s first Milk Bank – Pataka Miraka – in Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which was funded by our generous supporters. Pictured is Leah Baddeley, Milkbank Coordinator and Lactation Consultant with some of the donations. Donor… Read more »

Jammies in June Virtual Appeal

Sadly Wellington Children’s Hospital sees many children without a warm pair of pyjamas to wear. Gifts of warm winter pyjamas play an essential part in the care and treatment of children with all sorts of respiratory illnesses over winter.  They are not only given to children who are admitted to hospital, many of whom are… Read more »

Inspiring young philanthropist

We’d love you to meet seven year old Ellie who recently set herself the enormous challenge of climbing Makara peak 20 times to raise money for the children’s hospital.  Ellie told us, “We decided as a family to set a challenge and I like to challenge myself to hard things. It was tricky and hard but… Read more »

Sky New Zealand entertain sick kids

Grateful thanks to Sky New Zealand who have kindly agreed to sponsor the children’s television channels in the new regional children’s hospital – Te Wao Nui.  Spending time in hospital can be scary, challenging, and also boring as young bodies take time to heal.  Sky’s generous support will be a huge asset to the new… Read more »

Datacom help entertain sick kids

Grateful thanks to Datacom who are generously sponsoring the interactive entertainment screens in the new children’s hospital, as well as a sate of the art digital donor honours board. Visiting hospital can be frightening for young children, but with Datacom’s kind support children and their whānau will have access to state of the art interactive… Read more »

Sweet treat for hard working nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th – on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Once again the sweet people at Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers have come to the party, gifting chocolate to nurses in Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals as thanks for their hard mahi and compassionate good care of our… Read more »