• Dunsandel School Student Council organised a mufti day to raise money to purchase some cool toys for the Activity Room toy library.

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  • Kama encouraged friends and classmates to donate gifts for children coming into CAA at Chrsitmas.  She came in with her brother and sisters to present these to CAA.  Her brother, Noah and sisters Charlotte and Ellenor helped her to wrap, label and deliver them.


  • Paediatrics Boat Race - 2015

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  • Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2015 - Child Health received a cheque for $89 893

Countdown Kids - cheque presentation 2015 

  • Altrusa donated a cheque of $5000 to the Activity Room for play with a purpose packs.

Altrusa donations 

  • Katelynn and Amelia from Cobham School recently did a fundraiser and donated the toys to the Activity Room.

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  • EB Games donated games, consoles and accessories to the Activity Room.

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  • Year 9 class of MaireHau High School did a project to support the mental health and well-being of children/youth.  They donated gifts to the Activity Room.

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  • FIFA U/20 World Cup - The German boys visited the children's ward and was enjoyed by all.

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  • Countdown recently donated toys and sound cards to the Activity Room.

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  • Sumner School donated christmas presents/toys to the Activity Room.

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  • The Warehouse donated a cheque of $41 265.00 for the playground at Montreal House (Child Development Services).  The money will be used to landscape and fence the area and to provide play equipment.  The playground will complete the new premises and will make a huge difference to the experience the children have, when they come here.

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  • Buddle Findlay donated toys to the children's wards.

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  • ​Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2014 - Child Health received a cheque for $103,908.12

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  • Countdown presented Dreamworks Albums, complete with all the hero cards and toys to the children.  These certainly put smiles on their faces.

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  • Crusaders Cheerleaders - entertained the children.  It was a humbling experience for them.  "Quite a few families wanted to attend the rugby game that afternoon (3 May 2014) but could not, so it was nice to bring the game to the them".


  • St Martins School - donated Easter eggs to the childrens wards.

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  • Warehouse - Child Health received a cheque for $92821.54 which will be utilised to upgrade equipment in the Activity room that is used by children who are in hospital as well as providing acitivies in waiting areas that children go to throughout Christchurch Hospital as well as Ashburton.  In addition we are working with Whitebait TV to put together a "keeping your child safe in shopital" DVD to be palyed to parents when their child in in hospital.

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  • The Naval staff of the Royal New Zealand Navy Ship HMNZS Canterbury visit the children's wards.

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  • Women's Institute donates $200.00 to the Childrens Acute Assessment Unit to assist with the continuation of Play with a Purpose Packs. 

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  • Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2013 - Child Health received a cheque for $118459.00 

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  • A visit by Wellington Phoenix to the children's wards

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  • Chertsey School - Donated sock puppets to the Activity Room

Chertsey School


  • Warehouse - Child Health received a cheque for $43 202.76 which will be utilised for the upgrade of the theatre DVD, childrens theatre equipment and Play with a Purpose Packs.

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  • ​​Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2012 - Child Health received a cheque for $96806.00


  • The Warehouse - We recently received a cheque for $37394.00 and a donation of $540.00 which will be utilised for the on-going use of Play with Purpose Packs.

Warehouse Donation

  • Mike Greer Homes Limited & Altrusa International - We recently received a 2x cheques for $5000 which will be utilised for the on-going use of Play with Purpose Packs.

Mike Greer Homes and Altrusa International donation.pdf

  • Innerwheel Riccarton - We recently received a cheque for $500 which will be utilised for the DVD Library in the Children's Outpatient areas within the hospital.

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  • Paediatric Department Entrance - We recently removed the teddy bears and decorated the wall with various canvasses painted by the children.

Paediatric Department Entrance.pdf

  • Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2011 - Child Health received a cheque for $64845.00

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  • Rugby World Cup Celebrations - Have a look at our enthusiasm in the Children's Wards and Outpatients area. 


  • Stormtroopers Visit to the Children's Wards - The Stormtroopers visited the kids and the ward staff and had a great time. They brought smiles to many kids faces. 


  • Presentation by Dr John Angus, Children's Commissioner - At the launch of the Charter on Rights of Tamariki Children and Rangatahi Young People in Healthcare Services in Aotearoa.

Dr John Angus - Children's Commissioner.pdf


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