SERIOUS ILLNESS DOESN'T STOP FOR A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

$1,035 of $10,000 goal
Given by 14 generous donors in 7 weeks

Help us support Waikato families with a child with a serious health condition.

Waikato

As a country we got used to tuning in each day to hear the new numbers for Covid-19. But behind those numbers are many that don’t make the news.

Everyday families are facing their worst nightmare, as their child is diagnosed with a serious health condition.

True Colours Children’s Health Trust provides a free support service for these families throughout the Waikato. We have seen first-hand the enormous impact that serious illness has not only on the child with the condition, but also on their parents, brothers and sisters, and wider family and community. It is an incredibly challenging time for families and one that they shouldn’t have to face on their own.

During Covid Level 3 and 4, True Colours had 16 new families referred to our service. We continued to support over 200 families who have a child who is medically fragile; with 2 of these families sadly losing their child during this time.

These numbers don’t make the daily news, but they are just as important as those reported daily.

We see the people behind these numbers – a child, a brother or sister, a niece or nephew, a grandchild, a friend, a family. These numbers represent real New Zealand families going through unimaginable times, and we are there to walk alongside them so they never feel alone.

While the rest of the country starts to return to some sort of ‘normalcy‘; for families who have a child with a serious health condition, it isn’t that easy. For some it may never return to normal. Children living with a serious health condition can have an incredibly long and hard journey, and one that sadly won’t always have the outcome their families hope for.

As the call goes out to #supportlocal we ask that you think about supporting True Colours too #charitiesarelocaltoo. Every day we are supporting local Waikato families, helping them through the tough times. Like many charity organisations, Covid-19 has placed a huge uncertainty around our future funding. We need your support to ensure no family has to go through their journey alone.

Just as New Zealand has come together as a team to beat the spread of the virus, we ask you to get behind us and help us keep families standing when facing the toughest of times. We know that when we have the community behind us anything is possible. Together we are strong.

About us

True Colours Children’s Health Trust supports Waikato families who have a child with a serious health condition. Our free support service has a holistic approach to care understanding the far-reaching impacts that serious illness has on the whole family.

Use of funds

We are aiming to raise $10,000 with your help, so we can be there for Waikato families who are not only facing the uncertainty that the pandemic presents, but more importantly for them - the health of their child.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 22 Jun 2020
$50
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thanks so much for your support!

True Colours Children's Health Trust
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 22 Jun 2020
$200
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation! We really appreciate it :)

True Colours Children's Health Trust
Kristy
Kristy on 21 Jun 2020
Thank you for everything you do at True Colours.
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True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thank you so much for your amazing support Kristy! It means so much :)

True Colours Children's Health Trust
June
June on 16 Jun 2020
$30
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thanks for your support June :)

True Colours Children's Health Trust
Nikki
Nikki on 15 Jun 2020
$20
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thanks for your donation Nikki :)

True Colours Children's Health Trust

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