The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has raised $9.3 million since it first began in 2007 with all of the funds raised going towards the purchase of much-needed medical equipment for 11 children's hospital wards throughout NZ.

Together we aim to contribute to the growth and development of New Zealand by supporting the health of its future – Kiwi kids. 

The Appeal fundraises for 11 children's hospitals: Whangarei Hospital, Kidz First Children's Hospital - Auckland, Waikato Hospital, Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals, Hawkes Bay Hospital, Wellington Hospital, Greymouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital, Dunedin Hospital, Waitakere and North Shore Hospital and Southland Hospital.

The 2016 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal will begin on 1 August.


2015 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Through the generosity of our customers, team and suppliers around the country, during the 2015 appeal we raised $1.1 million dollars for vital equipment in children’s hospitals across New Zealand.


2015 Donations to hospitals in each region:

Bay of Plenty - $70,086
Wellington - $90,778
Christchurch - $89,893
Counties Manukau - $160,000
Hawkes Bay - $104,309
New Plymouth - $30,000
Northland - $81,912
Otago - $85,787
Invercargill - $79,470
Waikato - $135,000
Waitemata - $125,091
Wanganui - $30,000
West Coast - $56,509




Meet the faces of our 2015 Kids Hospital Appeal

Izzy Boere

Three year old Isabel “Izzy” Boere from Greymouth was diagnosed with Leukaemia (bone marrow cancer), more specifically Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia or ALL and has undergone chemotherapy treatment and will continue until August 2016. Izzy loves pink and dreams of being a ballerina.

Elliott Crimp

Six year old Elliott Crimp from Rotorua was diagnosed with Meningococcal disease and is living with the ongoing health issues as a result of the disease. He has had more than 40 surgeries and doctors did have to remove his toes, two fingers and part of his knees. Elliott is a marvellous wee man who is an adrenaline junkie, loves cars and dreams of becoming a skydiving stuntman.