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With 1 in 10 babies being born premature, you never know who might have had a neonatal journey and how deep the impact of that experience can run. The wonderful thing is that those that have been through an prematurity or NICU experience in New Zeland so often want to help those going through the same experience, in whichever way they can.
This year we would like to give an extra special shout out to the Hall family. When the opportunity came up for a family and friends gathering and celebration at their beautiful property, they could have just had an awesome party… instead they chose to host our donation incubator for the evening and ask friends and family to gift donations to The Neonatal Trust in order to help other families. Their generosity made such an impact even the caterer donated a percentage of their fee!
The money raised had gone towards buying a brand new freezer and stocking it with ready made meals for parents and partners unexpectedly admitted or transferred to NICU.
Thank you to the Hall’s and all of your family and friends for your amazing generosity!
Volunteers and Donations
At this time of year we like to reflect on all of the incredible people that make it possible for us to help families going through a prematurity or NICU experience.
To the knitters and bakers, womans league and creative fibre groups, thank you for feeding body and soul and keeping our babies warm!
To the local businesses and hosters of our incubator and to our local New World stores, thank.you for helping us raise the money we need to do good things for good people.
To the organizers of the A&P show, Baby Show and annual Children’s Day festivities, thank you for the tickets allowing families to celebrate the birth of their babies, and enjoy a fun day out.
To our dedicated team, THANK YOU!! Without the volunteers who make things happen, we would not be able to do any of the things that we do! To those of you who have contacted us to be a volunteer, thank you for your patience while we have been looking at how best to grow and expand.
From our team to your family, we wish you the most wonderful festive season! May your families find love and joy in each other and may you new year be bountiful!
developmental assistance and advice for their babies.
2019 NICU Christmas Party
Thank you to all our families that joined us at our recent Graduate Party at the Karori Recreation Centre. A great time was had by all that attended and it was fantastic to see how much your babies have grown since they were discharged from NICU.
We have lots of brand new books, toys, pamper packs, wheatpacks, Christmas stockings, Christmas cards and decorations, Spanish hot chocolate powder for sale in The Neonatal Trust shop on Level 4 of Wellington Hospital. Please come and support our charity by buying your Christmas presents at our shop (free Christmas gift wrapping – especially good for those last minute Secret Santa presents!). Your support enables us to provide the parents with babies in NICU, items such as: welcome packs, weekly parents lunch, lazy boy chairs for kangaroo cuddles etc.
We have two more events coming up before Christmas:
Volunteer Knitter’s Christmas morning tea where we get to thank our “Prolific Volunteer Knitters” for all their hard work throughout the year. Our Prolific Knitters are the ones that knit more than 100 items per year for us to sell in The Neonatal Trust shop and donate their time and a lot of their own wool. Most of them have not had a baby or grandchild through NICU but just love to support the services we provide and we very much appreciate all they do for us. This is just a little way we can say thank you to them all.
All We Want For Christmas – Shut Up and Dance Fundraiser for The Neonatal Trust
“We are a big and welcoming community of people (mostly mums, parents, women between 25-45) who dance for the joy of dancing – no mirrors, no photos, no videos, and every class is different and a surprise. So it’s fun, and focused on creating a safe space to bust a move (for people who ‘didn’t cut the mustard’ in their ballet class as children for example).”
This event is open to the public to buy tickets to so if you fancy a dance class followed by donuts, please go to the following link for more information:
Entertainment Books are now all digital and 1 Year memberships are on sale now in time for Christmas
We have been advised that the hard copy books will no longer exist and instead Entertainment Publications have launched lots of different digital options. You can now buy a Single City or Multi City Membership for 1 Year – so great for a Christmas present idea) which covers all cities in New Zealand, Australia and Bali. To find out more, please go to our fundraising page: