The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has raised more than $10.4 million since it first began in 2007, with all of the funds raised going towards the purchase of much-needed medical equipment for 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 in 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 ran from 1 August until 23 October 2016.

More than $1.1 million was raised in 2016!

Meet the face of our 2016 Kids Hospital Appeal

Liam Parsons

Liam Parsons dreams of one day becoming a policeman – just like his dad. But four-year-old Liam, who lives with acute asthma, is one of the thousands of Kiwi kids who suffer from an illness or injury that makes achieving their dreams more challenging than it is for most.

Late last year Liam was admitted to Southland Hospital for respiratory distress, where he was administered high-flow oxygen and hooked up to heart and oxygen monitors. After two more terrifying visits to the children’s ward, Liam was diagnosed with acute asthma.

Congratulations to our Countdown Kids Raffle winners:

  1. Michelle from Waikato- VW TSI Highline Tiguan
  2. T. Skiffington from Papamoa- VW TSI Comfortline Polo
  3. Marion from Dunedin- $8000 Countdown Gift Cards
  4. Maraia from Auckland- $5000 Countdown Gift Cards
  5. Lingiahi from Auckland- $3000 fuel vouchers


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

2016 Donations to hospitals in each region:

Bay of Plenty - $128,958.90
Wellington - $118,523.04
Christchurch - $123,270.00
Counties Manukau - $164,269.66
Hawkes Bay - $73,097.08
Rotorua - $34,000.00
Northland - $96,054.00
Otago - $79,316.46
Invercargill - $82,728.10
Waikato - $104,070.00
Waitemata - $101,299.65
West Coast - $30,435.00