Our support

Supporter Profile: Taryn Ibell

We're extremely grateful to all those who provide their ideas, time, support and donations to The Neonatal Trust. We recently caught up with Taryn who's had three neonatal experiences and wanted to give back.  

Students knit for the Hamilton Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Students of Rototuna Junior High School this week gifted a collection of knitting to Waikato Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), including blankets, vests, hats, boots and teddy bears.

The Purple Butterfly initiative

Working with Multiples NZ, The Neonatal Trust are bringing the Purple Butterfly initiative to New Zealand. . .

Bringing Purple Butterflies to New Zealand.

Millie, a neonatal mum in the UK, had a great idea for reducing the stress and anxiety involved in certain neonatal journeys. With the blessing of Millie, and working with Multiples NZ, The Neonatal Trust are bringing 'The Purple Butterfly' initaitive to New Zealand.  

A successful Missing Type campaign for NZ Blood

So very important for many neonatal journeys, The Neonatal Trust is proud to have played a part in NZ Bloods 'Missing Type' campaign. 2,000 people registered to donate blood in just 10 days! A BIG thanks to all who played a part with Liking, Sharing the message, etc

Breakfast and support at Waikato NICU

Having a premature or sick new born baby can be an incredibly isolating experience.  Parents more often than not feel like they have been thrown into a situation that none of their friends or family can completely understand and that they don't have anyone who 'gets it' to talk to. Friday mornings in Waikato NICU offer parents an opportunity to . . . 

The Ne n t l Trust and 'Missing Type'

Those with a sharp eye may have noticed a different logo appear on our Facebook page yesterday.
Just like the image to the right, the letters 'a' and 'o' were removed. This is part of the NZ Blood 'Missing Type' campaign. . .  

August activity in Wellington

As well as the Super Rugby final, there's plenty happening in Wellington in August, including . . .

World Breastfeeding week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Perinatal Mental Health Seminar Series

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotea are holding a series of seminars for professional development for those in the field of supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. 


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners