AUCKLAND
NICU Mums ‘Knit & Natter’ Morning Tea –  2nd,  16th & 30th October 10.30am, 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 Sit and knit.jpgquestions you may have about expressing or feeding and from this month on we’d love you to bring along your knitting!
 
The Neonatal Trust Developmental Playgroup – 11th & 25th October 10am to 11.30am at the Parenting Place, Greenlane
This is a fantastic FREE service for babies who have been through a NICU or SCBU unit. It is appropriate for babies from when they go home from the unit, until they are cruising furniture. If your baby is well, you may come when you feel ready.  Janet Milne, who is an Occupational Therapist, is there to answer any questions you may have.  It’s a great opportunity to meet up with other families who have been through NICU/SCBU. 
 
‘Sit & Knit’ packs – this month we’ve trialled some knitting packs for our Mums & Dads on the ward, the pack contains everything needed to knit a little vest for their baby.  Knitting has been shown to reduce anxiety and have the same impact as meditation,.  We’ve had an amazing response from families and staff to this project with one family telling us how they’ve been sitting down together at night to knit and chat where before they’d sit down and scroll on their phones.  So powerful! Plus we’ve been noticed by a NICU in Oxford, England who are hoping to take on the concept for their ward too!
 

NZ Financial Markets Association Charity Golf ClassicTAUPO

The Neonatal Trust are privileged to be the charity partner for the 2018 NZ Financial Markets Charity Golf Classic.  Held at the beautiful Wairakei Golf course + Sanctuary and Hilton Lake Taupo, it promises to be a wonderful event raising funds to support The Neonatal Trust.  In 2017 the event enabled much support, including these examples.

Our sincere thanks go to the New Zealand Financial Markets Association and NZX and all of the sponsors and supporters involved. 

 

TARANAKI

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.

 

WELLINGTON

Movie Night Fundraiser – Calling all Queen fans
Have you purchased your tickets yet to the opening night of the Bohemian Rhapsody Movie at The Penthouse Cinema in Brooklyn on Thursday 1 November at 8.15 p.m.  This is a fundraiser for The Neonatal Trust Wellington and a great way to catch up with NICU staff, The Neonatal Trust staff and other NICU Graduate families.
Tickets are $22.00 each and include a goodie bag and lucky door prize
For more information and to purchase your tickets, please head here
We are hoping to sell the whole theatre out so please let your family/friends/workmates know. 

NICU Coffee Group
We invite all our NICU Graduate families to join us for a coffee/muffin onWednesday 3rd October from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Southern Cross Cafe and Garden Bar, Abel Smith Street, Wellington CBD.  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 for the first time.  As it is school holidays all siblings are welcome but please just make sure they are 100% healthy on the day.

SCBU Coffee Group
We invite all our SCBU Graduate families to join us for a coffee/muffin on Friday 19th October from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at Benedicts Cafe, 141 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki.

The Southern Cross Cafe and Garden Bar Koha Keg
The Southern Cross Cafe and Garden Bar is supporting us as their Charity of the Month in November. On Friday 2 November starting at 5.00 p.m. Black Dog Brew Co. donate a keg and patrons pay by Koha (donation) and all the money raised will be donated to The Neonatal Trust Wellington.

2018 NICU Graduate’s Party
This year we are holding our annual party for NICU Graduate babies born in 2018 on Saturday 17 November (World Prem Day) at the Karori Recreation Centre at 2.00 p.m.  We will be sending more information out about the party in October, but please put the date in your calendar now.

 

CHRISTCHURCH

Want to have a great night out and support the neonatal journeys of Christchurch families?  We’ve got an event being planned for January 2019. We’d love to hear from those people and organisations who may be able to help out with auction items and / or those who want to enjoy a great night out in January! 
First step = get in touch on info@neonataltrust.org.nz 
 

DUNEDIN

Thank you to the team at Fresh Choice Roslyn who are kindly donating a basket of fresh fruit to the Dunedin NICU each week.  We’re incredibly grateful for all the support you provide us! 

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