Month: December 2022

Special Christmas buddies for sick kids

For the last 6 years, the lovely Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant has kindly delivered gorgeous sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. Not only are the buddies very cute and cuddly, but their hidden pocket with aromatherapy sachets also provide calming and therapeutic benefits – as well as places to hide… Read more »

Raindrop Project donates Christmas toys

It was great to see Lucia from The Raindrop Project this week. Lucia kindly donated a box of toys and crafts for kids spending time in hospital over the holiday period.

Wellington Girls College Charity of Choice

The Foundation was delighted to be chosen as the 2022 charity of choice by Wellington Girls College. The students worked hard organising fun events and fundraising activities throughout the year and thanks to their mammoth effort, we received $12,250. Well done and huge thanks to all involved.

Donors support hi-tech innovation and improvements in our hospitals

Medical 3D printing is increasingly used in both clinical and research-based healthcare activities. With the generous support of our donors, the Foundation recently provided funding for the Improvement & Innovation team within the Centre of Clinical Excellence at Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley to purchase a 3D Printer, Enclosure and Air Filtration… Read more »

Dojo donates Christmas goodies

Last week students from World Marudao Karate made the long walk from their dojo in Berhampore to donate Christmas gifts to Te Wao Nui. This has become an annual tradition of goodwill and kindness from our valued charity partner who have supported the Foundation and our Child Health teams for 9 years.

Transforming Christmas for sick kids

We’d love you to meet wee Bodhi (5). Bodhi is very creative and is also obsessed with Transformers – whether transforming his toys, watching them on TV or drawing his own. Mum Amy wanted to celebrate this passion and had Bodhi’s artwork printed on T-shirts. Initially Bodhi felt too shy to wear them but when… Read more »

Buddle Findlay bring Santa to Te Wao Nui

It was so lovely to welcome Santa and a couple of Buddle Findlay’s Summer Clerks to Te Wao Nui this morning. Buddle Findlay have been spreading festive cheer and putting smiles on the faces of sick kids since 2004. Thanks also to The Warehouse Petone for their kind support of Buddle Findlay’s visit.

NZPolice bring joy to sick kids

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas today at Te Wao Nui, with a very special Christmas visit and toy delivery from the New Zealand Police this morning! There were smiles all round as children were able to visit with specialised members of the police team, including dog handlers and members of the AOS… Read more »

Tiaki joins the community Santa Parades

Tiaki and the team from the Foundation and Te Wao Nui had a fantastic time at the Santa Parades this weekend. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the day. Special thanks to Capital City Motors for their generous sponsorship of our cars as well as Tiaki’s very flash ride for the day.

International Volunteers Day

Today is International Volunteers Day. We are very fortunate to have a family of more than 450 volunteers, who generously choose to gift their time and talents to help our hospitals. Every day Foundation volunteers: – help patients and visitors navigate our campuses as a hospital guide, – offer care, comfort and conversation to patients,… Read more »