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Te Wao Nui’s stunning new Lions funded outdoor Playscape, combines a play space with a sunny north facing outdoor retreat for those families spending time in hospital.  It also offers our Allied Health Teams an alternative therapeutic space, with various equipment and split levels offering mobility, agility and balance challenges for children who need extra support to reach physiotherapy goals or child development milestones.

Lions District 202M
Cutting ribbon: Joyce McWilliam, David Skjellerup, Helen Williams
Back:  Rex Bullard, Jack Hayes, Murray Pringle, Simon Williams

Lions Clubs have been long time champions of Child Health in Wellington, raising funds to build the original children’s playground in 2002, so leapt at the chance to be involved with Te Wao Nui. 

Our grateful thanks to the many Lions Clubs from across our region and beyond, who invested their time, talents and prodigious energies into this huge project.  This was a unique and special fundraising project for Lions, bringing together multiple clubs working together on the same project. 

The Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust Chair & Past International Director – Eric Carter.
Lions Clubs International Foundation MD202 Area Leader Coordinator – Leo Danz

Raising an incredible $500,000 in just 12 months, fundraising encompassed Lions Districts 202D, 202M and 202E.  Local club fundraising was also generously supported by the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust as well as the Lions Clubs International Foundation. 

We were also thrilled to receive an additional $20,000 on the day which will be used to purchase much needed new specialist paediatric medical equipment.