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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.


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.

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