Month: September 2023

Te Wao Nui Annual Street Appeal

Thanks to all the AMAZING volunteers who braved dreadful weather to collect for our Regional Children’s Hospital today! Just a few of our incredible volunteers

Happy Birthday to Te Wao Nui!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago Te Wao Nui Regional Children’s Hospital, in the Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood building, was officially opened on 30 September 2022. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our incredible benefactors, as well as our charity partners and community donors; Te Wao Nui is a place where… Read more »

Brave Madison faces huge health challenges

In the midst of a global pandemic, puppy-mad Madison (now 20 months), came into the world via an emergency C-section weighing just 4.01 pounds – and every ounce is important when you’re that little! Madison quickly became a frequent flyer to the children’s hospital with numerous admissions and several surgeries, and at this young age… Read more »

Good in the Hood

We’re excited to announce that Wellington Hospitals Foundation is part of the 2023 Z Good in the Hood programme. You can vote for us in-store at the Z Service Station in Newtown. Your vote will help us secure a share of the $1 Million that Z generously donates to community groups across Aotearoa! The voting… Read more »

EftposNZ Support Child Health

Our huge thanks to Eftpos New Zealand who are generously supporting our Annual Street Appeal for Te Wao Nui Regional Children’s Hospital tomorrow. With over 170 volunteers hitting the streets and key weekend hotspots, you’ll be able to pop a donation in the bucket, or thanks to the EftposNZ Team, we’ve got your easy cash-less… Read more »

Foundation support for MHAIDS

We were very pleased to sponsor goodie bags for the hardworking Mental Health, Addiction & Intellectual Disability Service staff, in acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Week. In line with this year’s theme “Five Ways, Five Days”, we were also pleased to provide five Prezzy Cards to offer as spot prizes throughout the week. Thanks to… Read more »

Respiratory equipment helps young patients

Thanks to our community’s generous support, we’ve been able to fund two Airvo III Junior Units for use by Wellington Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. This critical piece of medical equipment is a game-changer for babies and children. The units provide essential respiratory support to paediatric patients, preventing breathing disruptions or apnoea’s… Read more »

Sweet Visit to Te Wao Nui

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers made a special and very sweet visit to Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital today, ahead of their highly anticipated return season of Hansel and Gretel, from 26 October – 9 December. Dancers Ana Gallardo Lobaina, Shae Berney, Kirby Selchow and Shaun James Kelly brought a touch of magic and enchantment… Read more »

Turning hot dogs into heart-warming acts of kindness

A big shoutout to Tawan, Stella, and Sofia, Year 10 students from Queen Margaret College. Their hot dog stand at the school’s open day was a huge hit, and they used the proceeds to buy sticker and activity books, as well as stress balls, puzzles, and board games for kids spending time in hospital. Legends!