South Auckland Health Foundation

A $5,000 grant made to the South Auckland Health Foundation will contribute to the establishment of an ongoing fund to secure the future health of the children at Kidz First Children’s Hospital at Middlemore.

The Foundation hopes to raise $1 million for the fund which will support 115,000 children under the age of 15 who use the service. The hospital has been providing services for children with ongoing chronic illnesses for 10 years. It also offers some regional dedicated services such as orthopaedics and plastic reconstructive surgery and a national service for children with severe burns.

To celebrate the grant, the Mazda Foundation has received a brick in the Kidz First Healing Garden. The garden is a quiet space for both children and their families to use at the hospital.

The South Auckland Health Foundation is a charitable trust which raises funds for the Counties Manukau District Health Board and Kidz First Children’s Hospital.