Countdown’s Kids Hospital Appeal 2019

The 2019 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is now underway! With the help of our generous customers and fundraising efforts of our amazing team we have raised more than $12.8 million since the Appeal began.

This years Appeal, which is running from 5th August to 27th October, aims to raise more than $1 million to help make a significant difference to thousands of sick Kiwi kids and their families.

100% of funds raised* are donated to the hospitals for their “wish lists”, including a childrens vision screening for Christchurch, a giraffe warmer for Waikato’s neo-natal unit, a parent room at the Special Care Baby Unit at Waitakere Hospital in Auckland and play equipment for Whangarei Hospital’s whānau house.

You can help!

  • Visit any Countdown supermarket and donate at the checkout
  • Buy a raffle ticket in-store
  • Get involved in local store fundraising activities
  • Donate with your Online Shopping order by clicking the link below

This year, Countdown stores around the country are fundraising for:

Wish list 2019


Whanau house play equipment


A parent room for the special care baby unit

KidzFirst Middlemore

Expansion of Mana-ā-riki to Manurewa


Giraffe warmers and monitoring equipment for neonatal care




Giraffe warmer, tactile toy, sleep system and oral hygiene packs for children in the Bay of Plenty


Completion of Planet Sunshine playground

Hawkes Bay

Neonatal care equipment, hearing aid restoration equipment

Taranaki Base Hospital

Babylog ventilator

Palmerston North

Electrical breast pumps, and maternity and parent recliner chairs


Blood pressure monitors and alarmed mattresses

Hutt Hospital

Painting of children’s ward and renovation of treatment room


Beds for the new Wellington Children’s Hospital

Nelson and Marlborough

Teaching mannequin and children’s toys for comfort


Various neonatal and children’s equipment


Children’s sleep monitor and various equipment


Specialist recliner chair and breast pumps


iPads for distraction in ED, blood analyser and specialist resuscitation equipment


Infant transportation equipment and specialised monitors