We did it!

Thursday 15 March, 2018
Thanks for voting in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission!
Transport incubator

Thanks to daily voting, supporters like you helped raise $100,000 for a transport incubator needed for premature and fragile babies born in our region. And because of the overwhelming support we did it in just 11 days. What a phenomenal effort!

For babies such as Gabriel Malaitai-Tunai (pictured above with mum, Theresa) the new transport incubator will mean a more comfortable ride from Waitakere Hospital to Starship where he regularly travels for some of his care.

The older style transport incubator at Waitakere Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit is getting too small for him and the technology is very dated.

“Last time he cried the whole way and his arms kept hitting the top,” Theresa says.

Generous support

For every public online vote, The Trusts donated $5; hundreds of you voted for us every day to ensure we reached our target in record time.

Our CEO, Andrew Young says, “We need all the help we can get from supporters and the general public and we were so thrilled to receive one of the biggest slices of the $1M giveaway. I was equally thrilled by the overwhelming response we received last year, when The Trusts ran its first Million Dollar Mission. Public votes have given us the highest total share across both years which reflects people’s underlying desire to help improve health services for our local communities, especially to the most vulnerable.”

Thank you, too, to The Trusts for the opportunity to take part.

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