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Self Care for Families

Sarah McGuinness is a ‘guru’ of self care in New Zealand. With degrees in psychology and communications, Sarah guides people of all ages to be happier, healthier versions of themselves....
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Southland Family Room Turns 5

December 12, 2018 marked five years since the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was opened – the world’s most southern Ronald McDonald House facility. Since the Family Room’s doors...
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Very precious cargo

Very precious cargo When Timaru parents Kendall and Joshua MacDonald found out they would have to stay at our Christchurch House, they were apprehensive. Unsurprisingly so – their little family...
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Our team and NICU workers

Social workers based at Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit play a very special role in caring for families and their precious little ones. Chrissy, Claudine and Margaret are...
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Room Sponsor Spotlight – Bill and Helen Bishop

With hearts of gold, Drs Bill and Helen Bishop will never admit that they’re doing anything out of the ordinary. They simply believe that if you can help, you should. And they...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Karen

Every Wednesday for the last three years Karen has volunteered at our Christchurch House, typically found with a vacuum cleaner in hand and a smile on her face. After a...
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Silver Linings, Autumn 2019 is here!

Check out the stories of the quadruplets that took the nation by storm and started their journey with us, the incredible Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Social Workers who accompany so...
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Drive for Good

To celebrate turning 100, Archibalds are generously giving away $100,000 to charities. We are incredibly humbled to be chosen as one of 10 Canterbury charities in the running to receive...
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Room Sponsor Spotlight

Pantry stocker-uppers, Family Dinner Programme cooks, bookshelf fillers, Christchurch Supper Club venue hosts and table buyers, Host-a-Roasters, Room 7 Sponsors… our friends at Casa Construction wear a fair amount of...
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Fundraiser a cut above

In 2005, Lisa Deer underwent surgery for a brain tumour. Thirteen years on, the Blenheim beauty therapist has bravely lobbed off 21 inches of her hair to raise money for...
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