Month: December 2023

Christmas surprise for new pēpē

Today parents arrived to visit their special wee ones in NICU to find them dressed in Christmas clothing and wrapped in Christmas sheets and blankets. The Foundation also delivered beautiful Santa stockings for each incubator with a gift of a quilt, cardigan, toy, singlet, booties and beanies for every baby.  These beautiful stockings were also… Read more »

Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas

Wellington’s public hospitals are the cornerstones of our community, where caring and dedicated healthcare professionals provide lifesaving and life-changing medical care to many thousands of patients every year. The Foundation is immensely proud to support their incredible work. It is also a great privilege to work with all of our charity partners, major sponsors, friends,… Read more »

Dulux spreads Christmas cheer

Our thanks to Michala and the staff from Dulux who dropped in toys for children spending time in hospital over the Christmas period, along with a giant tin of jelly beans for the staff! Much appreciated! Pictured: Robyn, Play Specialist

LGNZ team treats sick kids

Special thanks to Tilly and the team from Local Government New Zealand who brought in a box of toys and beautiful cake for tamariki and staff in hospital over Christmas. We are very grateful for your support again this year.

Thoughtful kids rock!

A huge thanks to Gaylene and the rest of the team at We Rock Kids Club from Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church who popped in to Te Wao Nui bearing gifts for children in hospital this Christmas!

Sweet Scentsy gifts for sick kids

For the last 7 years, Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant has gifted sweet sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. These special toys, with a fragranced scent pack, are a great distraction to young patients often undergoing scary and unpleasant procedures. Our grateful thanks to Lucy and all the families and businesses… Read more »

Toys for Tots

It was lovely to welcome US Ambassador Tom Udall and Marines, Cpl. Garrett Stone and Cpl. Philipp Hartmann to Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this afternoon, as part of their international Toys for Tots programme.   We are very fortunate to be annual recipients of such kindness and it’s a pleasure to meet with the… Read more »

Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service

The Foundation was delighted to recently fund a Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Chester Chest is a lifelike model of a human torso with detachable arm, designed as an effective tool for hands-on learning in paediatric vascular care. Imagine a young patient who needs regular medical… Read more »

Sharing Christmas joy

Our grateful thanks to St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington for sharing the Christmas joy with Te Wao Nui Child Health Service.  Their Merry Vinnies Toy Shop, which provides toys and gifts for families, was full to bursting with generous community donations and they have kindly shared some of these lovely gifts with us.

Caring kids kindly support sick kids

Check out these happy faces and caring kids!  The Shine Montessori whanau have very kindly donated a selection of new books and colouring sets to kids spending time in Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this Christmas.   Megan Jenkins, the teacher behind initiative, shared that it was a brilliant way to teach their tamariki about the… Read more »