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Inspiring young philanthropist

We’d love you to meet seven year old Ellie who recently set herself the enormous challenge of climbing Makara peak 20 times to raise money for the children’s hospital.  Ellie told us, “We decided as a family to set a challenge and I like to challenge myself to hard things. It was tricky and hard but… Read more »

Sweet treat for hard working nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th – on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Once again the sweet people at Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers have come to the party, gifting chocolate to nurses in Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals as thanks for their hard mahi and compassionate good care of our… Read more »

Special gift for new mum’s this Mother’s Day

Today, every mum of a NICU baby and every mum who gives birth this Mother’s Day in Wellington or Kenepuru Hospitals, will receive a gorgeous handmade quilt by one of our many talented volunteer quilters.  Many thanks to all the quilters who contributed through Busy Bee Quilt Shop, and special thanks to Sue Grimwood, Shanon… Read more »

Rotary District 9940 fund hi-tech paediatric medical equipment

In addition to the two whanau spaces in the new children’s hospital, the hard working members of Rotary District 9940 have also kindly agreed to raise funds for a Portable Ultrasound Machine. This will be an essential and much needed piece of medical equipment for the Te Wao Nui Child Health Service team.  One of… Read more »

Wellington Children’s Hospital to benefit from Gala Ball

Covid has shown us all just how much hospitality, music and entertainment are the beating heart of our city. Get ready to dial up the buzz and expect the unexpected from Wellington’s chefs, bartenders, baristas, hoteliers, musicians, entertainers and performers, wine makers, craft brewers, artists and bakers who are creating an amazing  Eat, Drink, Play… Read more »

Regional support for new children’s hospital

Bill Day, Chair of the Foundation, enjoys travelling the region speaking with our incredible supporters.  As a local lad, he was delighted to be able to attend a meeting of the Whakatu Rotary Club in Nelson to update members on the new children’s hospital.  Rotary Clubs throughout our region are fundraising $400,000 to outfit and… Read more »

Health Heroes Handover New Children’s Hospital

Wow!  Today marks an incredible milestone as we celebrate the formal transfer of your new regional children’s hospital from benefactors Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood to the Capital & Coast District Health Board.  Mark and Dorothy’s unprecedented generosity is deeply appreciated and came at a critical time for our region.  Without them, a new hospital… Read more »

Take a sneak peek inside Te Wao Nui

Take a look inside your new regional children’s hospital – Te Wao Nui – with Jo Allen Team Lead of the Child Development Service, and Karen Bridge Nurse Manager of Ambulatory Paediatrics.  Some of the most exciting and creative features can be found Level 2 of the new hospital including the ‘Tree of Life’, Playscape,… Read more »

Peer to peer support for new children’s hospital

We are thrilled to be chosen by Wellington Girls College as their charity of choice for 2022! Pictured are head girls Ruby McAuley (left) and Alice Thompson with Principal Julia Davidson, who are leading the school’s fundraising projects throughout the year to raise funds for your new children’s hospital. Ka pai to mahi!

Supercharging your impact

We are very pleased to be partnering with Supergenerous to grow your kind gifts!  If you have donated to us in the past 4 years you may be eligible for a donation rebate of 33.33%.  The Supergenerous online platform makes it super easy to claim your donation rebates back and it only takes a few… Read more »