Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Four year-old Whaiawa Tito, who like her dad Pat, has Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, and it requires constant careful self-management and good medical care. Whaiawa is the Northland face of the 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal which was launched today and raises funds that will be given to the DHB to buy medical equipment to help ease the stress on the lives of families with a range of medical conditions.

 

Four year-old Whaiawa Tito, who like her dad Pat, has Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, and it requires constant careful self-management and good medical care. Whaiawa is the Northland face of the 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal which was launched today and raises funds that will be given to the DHB to buy medical equipment to help ease the stress on the lives of families with a range of medical conditions.

The 2017 Campaign raised $112,000, $16,000 more than the previous year due to Countdown staff, Child Health Team, and communities’ fundraising efforts. See the Northland District Health Board’s latest media release here: https://northlandfoundation.org.nz/countdown-kids-hospital-appeal-2017-raises-112000/

Over 7,500 children and babies are admitted to one of the four Northland hospitals each year. Funds raised by the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal help Northland DHB Maternal and Child Health Services afford much-needed medical equipment. Since 2007, over $789,000 has been raised nationally for Northland.
https://www.countdown.co.nz/community-environment/countdown-kids-hospital-appeal

The 2018 Fundraising Campaign has started with the Child Health Team holding a Movie Night – Mamma Mia at Whangarei Event Cinemas on the 25th of July.

See the latest Media Release here: 180808 – MR – The Countdown Is On To Support Northland Children

See our promotional poster to share here: 2018 – Countdown Lids Hospital Appeal Poster (1)