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Pyjama Appeal Launched to Keep Sick Kids Warm this Winter

Monday 20 May 2019



Wellington Children’s Hospital mascot Hospi, with patient Austen and his new pair of warm pyjamas.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched their annual ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal,’ after significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital for new pairs of pyjamas to keep sick kids warm at night. The appeal will help many kids in the Wellington region stay warm and well this winter.


Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted to hospital over the winter months. Many of these children come in to hospital without a pair of pyjamas. Wellington Regional Hospital’s Community Nurses also visit a number of children at their homes, many of whom do not have a warm pair of pyjamas to wear at night. A warm pair of pyjamas, to keep children warm at night, can help prevent them from being admitted to hospital this winter.

Charlotte Stanczuk, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital says, “This appeal will make a huge difference this winter for the many children who come to hospital. We also have a large number of sick children in our care who are seen at home by our community nurses. Pyjamas will be distributed to these children too. Thank you to the community for helping keep our sick kids warm this winter.”



Clinical Nurse Specialist at Wellington Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Stanczuk, with patient Eddie.

All donated pyjamas must be brand new.

Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, wishes to thank the Wellington community for their ongoing support. Please get behind this appeal, by donating a pair of new pyjamas or by making a donation online; and help keep our kids warm and well this winter.

How You Can Help!

Donate a pair of brand new, size 1-16 flannelette pyjamas or thermals.

So that all our kids are safe as well as warm, please make sure that all pyjamas meet NZ product safety standards and carry the fire safety certification. Due to the risk of infection, only new pyjamas can be accepted.

Or make a donation online at whf.org.nz/donate and Hospi will buy a pair on your behalf!

New pyjamas can be dropped off at the Receptions at: Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital, and Kapiti Health Centre. Or, posted to: Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Hospital Private Bag 7902, Wellington 6242

To learn more and join Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal, visit whf.org.nz/pyjamaappeal

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