News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Sporting greats help launch new Well Foundation

Well Foundation Ambassadors

Sporting greats help launch new Well Foundation

The Well Foundation is thrilled to launch with the support of its amazing sporting ambassadors, Olympian discus champion Beatrice Faumuinā and Breakers’ basketball star Tom Abercrombie.

The well-­known sportspeople both live in the Waitemata District Health Board’s area and are passionate about promoting the health and wellbeing of their communities.

Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young says Tom and Beatrice are a perfect fit with the dynamic, outgoing and innovative approach that the foundation brings to working with WDHB to become a national leader in healthcare.

Tom Abercrombie grew up on the North Shore and still calls it home when he is not touring the globe playing a starring role with the NZ Breakers and Tall Blacks.

Tom says it is a real honour to be part of the Well Foundation and help spread the word about the amazing plans it has to support the people living in the region.

“Growing up and living most of my life on the Shore it is nice to be able to give something back to the community,” he says.

Proud “Westie” Beatrice Faumuinā brings to the Well Foundation not only her high profile sporting achievements, but an in-­depth knowledge about her local community.

Since retiring from sport in 2011, Beatrice has been appointed CEO of BEST Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Foundation, which trains and mentors Pasifika people to be top leaders.

In addition to having her as an ambassador, Well Foundation is lucky enough to have Beatrice sitting on its dynamic board of directors.

Beatrice joins Well Foundation’s dream team board whose members bring together top-­tier experience from health, business, media, and community development.

ENDS

The Well Foundation has been formed to help WDHB deliver “best care for everyone”.

The Foundation will prioritise fundraising projects around innovation, smart use of technology and new initiatives that enable WDHB to be a leader in healthcare.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Health
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news