In May, the month of Mothers Day, there’s a range of activity happening. We’ve pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . . 

 

AUCKLAND

NICU Mums Morning Tea – 1st, 15th & 29th May, Mums Kitchen

This is a morning tea for Mums who currently have a baby or babies in the NICU at Auckland hospital.  It’s a chance to meet those Mums you often pass in the corridor, plus one of Lactation Consultants comes along to answer any questions you may have about expressing or feeding.

The Neonatal Trust FREE Developmental Playgroup, 10th & 24th May from 10am to 11.30am at the Parenting Place, Great South Road.

This is a fantastic service for babies who have been through a NICU or SCBU.  It is appropriate for babies from when they go home until they are cruising the furniture.  If your baby is well, you may come along when you feel ready.  Janet Milne, an Occupational Therapist, is there to answer any questions you may have.

We can be contacted about any of the above items on:  akldneonataltrust@adhb.govt.nz 

 

WAIKATO

We’re seeking support from local businesses and organisations to host our brand new incubator donation box for a 2 week stint.  Field days would be perfect too!  If  you think you can help, please email us regina.marais@neonataltrust.org.nz

The colder days are coming and we would be grateful for any knitted blankets in either bassinette or cot size.  Please post them to:
The Neonatal Trust 
c/-Helen Johnston
84 Forest Lake Road
Hamilton 3200

Or contact regina.marais@neonataltrust.org.nz to arrange collection.

 

TARANAKI

Family Fun Days

Family Fun days are regular days throughout the year held at different locations where neonatal friends and families can come together for a fun filled day. It is a great way to meet and catch up with other families, have a Whanau day out and to gain social support from other parents who have or are going through a similar experience.  It is for any families that have spent time in a neonatal unit. 

It is a free event and the venue is always changing so it is key to follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our events.

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A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES FUNDRAISER

LIFE OF THE PARTY
Event Cinema New Plymouth
WEDNESDAY 30th MAY 2018 6:30 PM
Tickets $20 each
Purchase from Taranaki Neonatal Trust Facebook page
Or email sarah.soper@neonatalltrust.org.nz
Humdingers cupcake included plus spot prizes on the night
 
 
WELLINGTON

Please vote for The Neonatal Trust
We are very excited to have been chosen as one of the four groups being supported through “Good in the Hood” at Z Constable Street in Newtown.  That means we’ll get a share of $4,000 but how much depends on how many votes we get.

To vote for us, all you need to do is buy something from the Z Petrol Station in Constable Street during May and you’ll be given an orange token to put in the voting box (or if you’re a Z card holder, you’ll get two votes!). Please head down to Z Constable Street from 1 – 31 May and vote for us! You can also support us by encouraging people you know to vote too by posting on Facebook or Twitter.

2018/19 Entertainment Books
2018/19 Entertainment Books for all regions are on sale now at the following link in hard copy or digital format: www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/1083k31

Please ask all your workmates, friends and family to support our Entertainment Book Fundraiser. The Neonatal Trust makes $13.00 from each book sold and this money goes towards funding some of Max Berry’s Neonatal Medical Research.  If you work in a large corporate office or shop where you can display a poster or book please let us know and we will arrange to get one to you. Every book sold makes a difference.

Volunteers Needed
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us raise awareness at our fundraising and social events.  It might involve 2 hours of your time once every 6 months or providing some baking. If you are keen to be involved please just e.mail us at: office@neonataltrust.org.nz

NICU Coffee Group – Wellington
Is held on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Southern Cross Cafe and Garden Bar, Abel Smith Street, Wellington CBD.  We invite all our NICU Graduate families to join us for a coffee/muffin and chat.  Please just purchase your own coffee at the counter and we will provide a platter of muffins and scones.  The Neonatal Trust and Homecare staff will be there to catch up with and to answer any questions you have.  We hope lots of new graduate families will come along and join us.

SCBU Coffee Group – Lower Hutt
Held on the 3rd Friday of every month with the next one being Friday 16th March from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at Benedicts Cafe, 141 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki. We hope lots of new SCBU families will join us for a coffee/muffin.

 

CHRISTCHURCH

The Neonatal Trust Canterbury Play/Music Group is held on the first Friday of every month from then onward.  It runs from 10.00am to 12.00noon at 9 Shirley Road (next to Shirley Primary School).

This is for any families that have had a neonatal journey with either a sick or premature baby. Please feel free to come along and meet other neonatal families that have shared a neonatal experience. Tea, coffee & morning tea provided as well as toys for the children which have been washed before every playgroup to help keep our children bug free.

We also have music at the end of our playgroup by Jody our qualified music teacher.

 

DUNEDIN

We would love some support from local businesses and organisations to host our incubator donation box and smaller counter donation boxes.  If you want to be kept in touch with upcoming initiatives in Dunedin please let us know on dunedin@neonataltrust.org.nz