Activity across New Zealand in October 2019

AUCKLAND

Mums Morning Tea 
EVERY Tuesday at 10.30am in the Mums room in NICU.  Come and along to chat with one of our Lactation Consultants and other NICU Mums as well as enjoy some home baking provided by one of our ex-NICU Mums.

Coffee Confidentia
Our coffee group with a ‘twist’.  The purpose of the group is to get ex-NICU families to come out for a coffee and a chat, to talk through their NICU experience plus the transition of going home.  We have held some really successful sessions since October last year and are set to continue helping our families out at the Parenting Place, Greenlane on the first Friday of the month between 12.30-2pm

The Neonatal Trust Developmental Playgroup – we’re having a great year this year with record numbers at the group! 
Kathryn and Janet would love to see any ex-NICU/SCBU families and babies for our fortnightly playgroup at the Parenting Place, Greenlane which is easily accessible from all parts of Auckland.  In June we'll be running the groups on and 5th and 19th September from 10am til 11.30am.  There's no need to worry about being on time or staying for the whole time, feel free to come and go as works for you and your baby.

WAIKATO

We're seeking support from local businesses and organisations to host our brand new incubator donation box. If you think you can help, please email us regina.marais@neonataltrust.org.nz

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.

WELLINGTON

NICU Graduate's Annual Party
We invite all our NICU Graduate babies born between October 2018 and October 2019 and their siblings to come to our annual NICU Graduate's Party 

Time:    2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Date:    Saturday 2nd November
Venue:  Karori Recreation Centre, 251 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington.

Afternoon tea will be provided by The Neonatal Trust, but we welcome families with allergies to provide their own plate of finger food.

RSVP by 25th October to Raewyn and Tasia at: office@neonataltrust.org.nz
Please advise the number attending from your family - i.e. (2 Caregivers, 1 sibling and 1 NICU graduate)

NICU Coffee/Play Group
Wednesday 2nd October 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.  

SCBU Coffee/Play Group
Friday 18th October from 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. at Columbus Cafe inside Upper Hutt Mitre 10. We hope lots of new SCBU families will join us for a coffee/muffin.

Volunteers Needed on Friday 15th November
Wellington Airport has very kindly offered us the opportunity of a collection day for The Neonatal Trust inside the airport terminal from 7.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.  We are hoping to get enough collectors to allow for 2 hour shifts.  Free airport parking will be provided for all collectors on the day.  If you or your workmates (using a community volunteer day), friends or family are available we would love to hear from you asap.  Please call Tasia or Raewyn Ph (04) 806-0790 or e.mail office@neonataltrust.org.nz

Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners