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Foundation supporters help wee NICU babes celebrate their first Christmas

Every year on Christmas Day parents arrive to visit their special little ones in NICU to find them dressed in Christmas clothing and wrapped in Christmas sheets and blankets. The Foundation has also delivered 45 beautiful Santa stockings for each incubator with a gift of a quilt, cardigan, toy, singlet, booties and beanies for every… Read more »

New TVs help make ED a less daunting place for our youngest patients

The busy Emergency Department can at times be a stressful and scary place for sick kids and their worried whānau. With our community’s generous support the Foundation was delighted to be able to fund two portable TVs with a subscription to Disney+ for families who unexpectedly find themselves in ED. After the arrival of the… Read more »

Toys for Tots – US Embassy brings joy to sick kiwi kids

Our enormous thanks to all the US Embassy New Zealand families and staff who donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation programme, gifting toys to the children’s hospital this Christmas!!  We are very fortunate to be annual recipients of such kindness and it’s a pleasure to meet with the Embassy Marines every year.

Caring young donor

Navigating a cancer diagnosis can be challenging and stressful. With cancer having touched her family, Cathy wanted to reach out this Christmas by kindly gifting $150 of her savings to our hospital’s Blood and Cancer Unit. This is an amazing gesture and the team is very grateful for her support – thank you Cathy.

Manawa Ora Christmas Concert

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is proud to sponsor CCDHB’s Manawa Ora Staff Orchestra. With day jobs as clinicians and administrators, this talented group of musicians and singers perform a couple of times a year for staff, patients, their whanau and visitors. It was very special to see their Christmas performance in the courtyard under the old… Read more »

Johnsonville Lions raise $25,000 for new children’s hospital

We were thrilled to be presented with a donation of $10,000 from Johnsonville Lions Club to fund two new hi-tech electric beds in the new children’s hospital. Incredibly, this donation is on top of the $15,000 the club has raised as part of the regional Lions Clubs project committing $500,000 to fund Te Wao Nui… Read more »

Dojo legends light up Christmas

Huge thanks to the caring kids and staff training at the World Marudao Karate dojo who have kindly gifted Christmas presents to children spending time in hospital over the Christmas period.  This is an annual tradition for the dojo legends, and sadly this year Covid meant that they were unable to make their annual walk… Read more »

Buddle Findlay brings joy to sick kids

Being sick doesn’t always mean being sad, and every year the Buddle Findlay team bring a lot of joy to our young patients with their annual Children’s Hospital Christmas party. This year due to Covid visitor restrictions, Santa and his Summer Clerk Elves were unable to visit the ward, but very generously dropped in lots… Read more »