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Concert to Raise Funds for Hospital Spiritual Support Staff

Concert to Raise Funds for Hospital Spiritual Support Staff


Every year chaplains at Waikato Hospital help nearly 30,000 patients, family and staff through hardship, trauma, loss and coping with all that a loved one’s stay at the hospital involves.

So now it’s time to thank the chaplains for all they do and raise funds for the ongoing work of chaplains as spiritual and emotional support staff at one of New Zealand’s busiest hospitals.

The Waikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust will hold a concert, “Hear and Care”, on Saturday 30 August at 7.30pm to raise funds for the ongoing work of the chaplains.

The current chaplaincy team at Waikato Hospital consists of three ecumenical chaplains, one Catholic chaplain, one Maori chaplain and 26 volunteer chaplaincy assistants.

Rev Alistair McBride Chairperson of theWaikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust says: “Hospital chaplains have long played a vital support role in public hospitals throughout New Zealand.

“When faced with hardship, trauma or loss, many people find it difficult to talk to their loved ones, or to cope alone.

“Hospital chaplains are there to listen and support, regardless of people’s religious beliefs. If patients, families or staff need emotional and spiritual support then we provide it.”

The Waikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust aims to raise 50 percent of the chaplains’ stipends each year through charitable grants and donations from fundraising events like Hear and Care.

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Chapel of Christ the King in Hamilton wil host the “Hear and Care” which will feature more than 100 performers from 10 local acts, including:

• St Peter’s Cathedral Choir (soprano Beverley Pullon)
• Hamilton Community Gospel Choir
• St Peter’s Choir
• Hummingbirds (Waikato Diocesan School for Girls’ a capella group)
• St Paul’s Collegiate Choir
• Per Christe Canimus (St John's College and Sacred Heart Girls' College combined choir with soloist Ben Stucki)
• Joe-Joe and Alasdair from Hamilton Christian School
• Amy Thomas and Gwen Lyon soprano
Tickets are only $20 for adults and $5 for 17 years and under. For tickets call Louise afternoons/evening on 027 278 3366. Door sales will be available on the night.
For more information please contact: Heather Major on 027 315 6031 or contact chaplain@waikatodhb.health.nz


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