Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington Community Comes Together to Make a Difference

Wellington Community Comes Together to Make a Difference During
Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal


Dreams are wonderful things. But despite what we are led to believe, dreams aren’t free and neither are they always easy to achieve. Lots of dreams have come true this week during the Commonwealth Games, but for kids like Bae from Wellington, overcoming health barriers is the primary focus.

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps children like eight-year-old Bae by raising money for much needed medical equipment for 10 Children’s Wards & Hospitals across the country, including Wellington Children’s Hospital.

Bae has Bronchiectasis, meaning she has to come into Wellington Children’s Hospital every three months for two weeks at a time, for antibiotics and physio treatment. Bae and her family have been regular users of the equipment funded by past Countdown Kids Hospital Appeals, including cardiac monitors, blood pressure monitors, chair beds, saturation monitors, and a vein finderlight.
Launching at Wellington Children’s Hospital on 8 August, Countdown stores will be working alongside their local children’s wards to host fundraising activities. From selling cheese rolls to hosting cake stalls, hundreds of Countdown and hospital staff will be rallying the Wellington community to support the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Chairperson, Ruth Krippner, says: “Taking part in local activities is a great way to support the children who need us. As a community, we need to raise as much money as we can to support kids like Bae.”

“We’ve had some incredible feedback from the families who have benefitted from last year’s Appeal and that inspires us to try and raise even more funds this year. We are proud to support the communities we live and work in and are committed to making a real difference to New Zealanders. This is just one of many ways we get involved and do our bit,” she says.

Since 2007, the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has raised nearly $1.0 million to help change the lives of sick Kiwi kids at Wellington Children’s Hospital.

Countdown’s support of Wellington Children’s Hospital continues to save lives, says Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, the official charity of Wellington Children’s Hospital. “Knowing that Countdown customers financially support this Appeal ensures that much needed medical equipment is able to be purchased for Wellington Children’s Hospital. This is a fantastic relationship between Countdown, their customers, the community and Wellington Children’s Hospital.
Everyone can participate by making a donation or engaging in local activities and raffles. To donate, simply:
• Visit your local Countdown supermarket and donate at the checkout;
• Purchase a Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal wristband or raffle ticket in store or at the Hospital Gift Shop, Level 2, Wellington Regional Hospital.
• Visit www.countdown.co.nz to make a donation through the online shopping website

– ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news