Giving Back – Causes We Support

Cure Kids

MHCO supports Cure Kids NZ

Cure Kids is driven to find cures for serious illnesses that affect many of our children.

How do they do it? Cure Kids focus on raising funds so that vital medical research can continue until their researchers find the cures our kids need. Put simply, they fund the cures, they find the cures. Cure Kids are searching for cures for, among others, childhood leukaemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SUDI), Type 1 diabetes, mental health conditions and asthma. These conditions mean children often miss out on a normal childhood and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.

Established by Rotary in 1971 as the Child Health Research Foundation, so far Cure Kids have invested more than $40 million in research. They have achieved breakthroughs that have saved, improved and extended the lives of kids in New Zealand and around the world.

Cure Kids Sky Jump – Our MHCO $5,000 Goal

On 28 September the MHCo team ventured up to Auckland to watch Peter take part in the Cure Kids Sky Jump off the Sky Tower!

We were raising $5000 to help support Cure Kids, a cause close to our hearts as many of the team have families (or have families on the way) and they do a great job helping to fund vital medical research to help improve, extend and save the lives of Kiwi kids living with serious illnesses and conditions.

It was a great day had by everyone who took part with over $34,000 being raised collectively!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way with donations, attending our quiz night, and putting up prizes – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Hospice Waikato

MHCO supports Hospice Waikato

MHCO are members of the BNI Hamilton Open Chapter

As a member of BNI Hamilton Open we participate in supporting Hospice Waikato with donations during our Tuesday morning networking breakfast meeting at 7am every week, held at the Hamilton Golf Club. We also participate in the Hospice Hamilton auction events.

Hospice Waikato provides a variety of specialised care services for people with a terminal illness – supporting them, their families and carers through illness, death and bereavement.

Hospice is a Charitable Trust founded in 1981 independent of any other organisation and administered by a Board of Trustees. Hospice Waikato is financially supported by the Waikato District Health Board and through the generosity of individuals, community groups, businesses, trusts and foundations and the wider community.

About Rainbow Place

In addition, Hospice Waikato is the only New Zealand Hospice to offer a specialist child-focused palliative care service. Rainbow Place offers compassionate care and support, tailored specifically to parents and their child’s needs.