Author: WHF Team

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!

Gifts of warmth and kindness

It was a pleasure to meet Niamh and Ava who recently came bearing gifts of warm PJs for children in hospital. These dedicated Y10 Queen Margaret students, put in months of hard work, hosting fundraisers like sausage sizzles, to raise funds to purchase over 60 pairs of pyjamas! Thanks so much for your kindness and… Read more »

Supporting our smallest patients with care and craft

Our huge thanks to everyone from the Johnsonville knitting group. This close-knit team of about 20 talented knitters and quilters, have been weaving their magic for many years, creating hundreds of beautifully handcrafted items for our tiniest patients! Special thanks also to Lynn and Heather (pictured) who recently collected and delivered 108 new precious goodies… Read more »

Multi-year partnership benefits child health

Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation have been a valuable long-standing partner of Wellington Hospitals Foundation. In an exciting new collaboration, we’re thrilled to announce a three-year Charity Partnership agreement that allows us to work together to enhance the services provided by Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Buddle Findlay’s initial contribution under this agreement has… Read more »

The gift of a lifetime

September is Wills Month. After remembering loved ones in their Wills, many people want to leave something to help make a difference. Leaving a bequest to Wellington Hospitals Foundation is a lasting gift that will ensure our hospitals can continue to provide world-class treatment and care today, tomorrow and forever. In New Zealand we’re lucky… Read more »

Enhancing Quality of Life: Portable oxygen support for Kapiti patients

Imagine someone who has a serious lung disease, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), where simple acts like breathing become a monumental struggle. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are delighted to have funded an Inogen Portable Oxygen Concentrator, for the use of patients within the Kapiti community who rely on home oxygen… Read more »

Caring trio

We’re so fortunate to have so many caring kids in our community! It was lovely to meet Noora, Millie and Nicole from Queen Margaret College last week. These students held various fundraisers to enable them to purchase new craft and activity packs for Te Wao Nui, which will be a very welcome distraction and boredom… Read more »

SKY enhances children’s hospital experience

Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and hospital truly has children at its heart. Thanks to the generosity of SKY Television Network Ltd, we’ve been able to introduce 12 child-friendly channels on 85 screens throughout the new hospital. This donation has not only significantly enhanced the hospital experience for our tamariki, but has also given… Read more »

Caring Kiwi Kids

Talented bakers Erika, Amelie, and Emily, recently whipped up a storm, selling delicious goodies so that they could buy crafts and games for sick kids spending time in hospital. Some tamariki spend long hours in hospital and donations of new toys, games and art supplies are always a very welcome addition to our Play Specialists’… Read more »