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Pyjama appeal launched to keep sick children warm over winter

Press Release – Wellington Hospitals Foundation
Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched a new ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’, after significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital for new pairs of pyjamas to keep sick kids warm at night.

The appeal will help many kids in the Wellington region stay warm and well this winter.

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted to hospital over the winter months. Many of these children come in to hospital without a pair of pyjamas. Wellington Regional Hospital’s Community Nurses also visit a number of children at their homes, many of whom do not have a warm pair of pyjamas to wear at night. A warm pair of pyjamas, to keep children warm at night, can help prevent them from being admitted to hospital this winter.

Charlotte Stanczuk, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital says, “This appeal will make a huge difference this winter for the many children who come to hospital. We also have a large number of sick children in our care who are seen at home by our community nurses. Pyjamas will be distributed to these children too. Thank you to the community for helping keep our sick kids warm this winter.”


All Donated Pyjamas must be Brand New.

Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, wishes to thank the Wellington community for their ongoing support. Please get behind this appeal, by donating a pair of new pyjamas, or making a donation online, and help keep our kids warm and well this winter.

How You Can Help

Donate a pair of brand new, size 2-10 flannelette pyjamas. (All pyjamas must meet NZ product safety standards for fire safety. Due to the risk of infection, only brand new pyjamas can be accepted.)

Or make a donation online at whf.org.nz/donate/ and Hospi will buy a pair on your behalf!

New pyjamas can be dropped off at the Receptions at: Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital, and Kapiti Health Centre. Or, posted to: Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Hospital Private Bag 7902, Wellington 6242, New Zealand.

To learn more and join Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal, visit whf.org.nz/pyjamaappeal/

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