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Proud to support the University of Waikato 3MT event, which puts PhD research centre-stage in the Waikato

Braemar Charitable Trust Medical Trustee Alan Goodey, was a member of the judging panel for this significant event on the Waikato's research calendar. Alan commented that he "really enjoyed the evening . It was great to hear the enthusiasm and quality of the contestants". The Braemar Charitable Trust was excited and grateful for the opportunity to be involved and learn more about impactful research happening in our region. We look forward to being involved in the future and wish Isaac all the ve...

August 18, 2021

Congratulations to Braemar Charitable Trust Chair, Victoria Ashplant

A huge congratulations to our Chair, Victoria Ashplant for her new role as Director PwC Global Reporting, ESG Reporting and Assurance - Strategy and Embedding. Very fortunate to have someone of Victoria's caliber leading the Braemar Charitable Trust team. Learn more about Victoria's new role below. Reporting is often described as telling a story. Starting a journey on ESG reporting is confronting, unveils hard truths or uncertain futures. Those conversations are equally enlightening. If done wit...

August 12, 2021

2021 Braemar Charitable Trust/Waikato Medical Research Foundation Medical Research Grant-Needle Free Injection of Sedative Pain Relief

The Braemar Charitable Trust funds one research proposal up to the value of $25,000 as part of its relationship with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation. In 2021, the Braemar Charitable Trust has agreed to fund important research into the needle free injection of sedative pain relief. The research will be undertaken at Waikato Hospital over the next year. The research team of Dr Nicola Whittle and Professor Jamie Sleigh noted that "Everyone knows someone who is scared to go to the doctor or ...

July 23, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust- committed to growing great governance

Health sector training, professional development and capability building is one of the Braemar Charitable Trust's core charitable pillars. We are committed to growing health sector capacity and capability in our region through investing in health sector related secondary, tertiary and post graduate education and ongoing clinician professional development.  This capability building also includes striving for best practice clinical and organisational governance. To best position ourselves for...

July 16, 2021

Braemar History Book Sponsorship Opportunity

2021 marks the Braemar Charitable Trust's 50th birthday. We would like to invite you to celebrate this significant milestone with us, by including a congratulatory message in the "History of the Braemar Charitable Trust" book currently being written by well known Waikato journalist and historian Kingsley Field.With an initial print run of 200, this book will be published later this year and includes interviews with former and current Trustees. Your congratulatory message will be included in the ...

July 13, 2021

Using Her Voice to Empower Communities

Check out this great profile of Braemar Hospital Limited Independent Director Bella Takiari-Brame, recently featured in the University of Waikato Alumni and Friends Newsletter. In it's role as shareholder of Braemar Hospital, the Braemar Charitable Trust appointed Bella to the Braemar Hospital Board in April last year. Tēnā rawa atu koe Bella, we are very fortunate to have you as part of the Braemar whānau and value your contribution to improving health outcomes in our region. Bella Taki...

July 6, 2021

Victoria Ashplant elected new Braemar Charitable Trust Chair

Lay Trustee Victoria Ashplant was appointed Chair, Braemar Charitable Trust at its June meeting last week. Victoria joined the Trust Board in June 2017, has been it's Deputy Chair for the last two years and is a Chartered Accountant and Director of PwC. In addition to being a member of PwC's Ethics and Business Conduct Committee, Victoria brings over 15 years of financial expertise and a breadth of experience advising 'for-purpose' Boards in the Waikato. Having started her career in the UK, Vict...

June 24, 2021

Karen Turanga recieves the inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health scholarship

The Braemar Charitable Trust is very proud to announce that Karen Turanga is the inaugural recipient of the Braemar Charitable Trust, University of Waikato Bachelor of Health scholarship. Karen's background, experience and passion for improving health outcomes, as well as Karen's desire to enhance decades of clinical experience with a health degree, fits well with the outcomes the Trust is seeking through offering this scholarship. We wish Karen all the very best with her studies and know that K...

June 16, 2021

Momentum Foundation CEO, Kelvin Eglinton appointed as new Lay Trustee

The Trustees are excited to announce that Momentum Waikato CEO Kelvyn Eglinton, has been appointed to the Braemar Charitable Trust as a Lay Trustee. Trust Chair Chris O'Meeghan said "we were humbled by the calibre of applicants we had for the role and with 'making a lasting difference in our community' being at the heart of Kelvyn’s role at Momentum, he is natural fit for our organisation".  Kelvyn is well known in the Waikato community having been General Manager of City Growth for Hamil...

June 8, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio

We are pleased to announce that we have sponsored the "Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio" for another three years. Arts for Health Community Trust has been operating for 33 years and have provided services to 3250 people and organisations in the Waikato region. They provide a creative environment where people can utilise the arts as they work towards building and maintaining wellness. There is great alignment between our organisations, with Arts for Health seeking to achieve "wellness trough a...

June 2, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust funds "Wellness through Art" workshops at Cancer Lodge and Te Whakaruruhau Women's Refuge

We are delighted to continue our ongoing partnership with the Arts for Health Community Trust, by funding two new weekly art workshops. One workshop will be provided at the Cancer Lodge in Hamilton, a place of significance for us given it was the former Braemar Hospital site. The second, will be run at  Te Whakaruruhau-Women's Refuge. These workshops provide an opportunity for people to participate in the creative arts with a wide range of mediums. Cass Hendry, Manager of Arts for Health Co...

May 26, 2021

Link to Regulations for the Braemar Charitable Trust Nursing and MBA Scholarships

The regulations are now on line for two Braemar Charitable Trust scholarships that will be going live later this year.  The Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Scholarship will be awarded in 2022 to one MBA candidate who plans to work or is working in the Not-For-Profit community health sector. The Scholarship will have a total value of $40,000 to be awarded across two years, part-time study. The purpose is to assist a transformational/system change leader who works in a Not-For-Profit organisatio...

May 21, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Scholarship

We are very excited to support transformational leaders in health sector community and not for profit organisations, to enhance their impact through providing an opportunity to be of the University of Waikato MBA programme. This Scholarship for $40,000 over two years, is for domestic candidates from a relevant health field in the Not-For-Profit community sector who are intending to enrol in the MBA (180 points) at UoW in 2022 and 2023. Candidates must be able to complete the MBA within the ...

April 27, 2021

Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme

Want to know more about charitable procedures provided at Braemar Hospital, then please take a look of "Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme" brochure found on our website under "What we do". Our programme is the result of the hospital, surgeons, anesthetists and the Braemar Charitable Trust coming together to enable eligible patients to receive surgeries for free at Braemar Hospital. Please contact Trust Manager Paula Baker, to find out how you can support our programme or to learn more.  ...

April 16, 2021

Science Spinners Medical and Wellbeing Creative Lab

The Braemar Charitable Trust sponsored the “BODY ROCK’N” (Medical & Well-being) mini-labs run under the Science Spinners Creative Lab programme for Y9 & 10 students. This year Body ROCK’N was led by two Kudos award winning medical scientists; Endocrinologist Dr Jade Tamatea and Cardio-thoracic surgeon and former Braemar Charitable Trust Medical Trustee, Prof Adam Al Gamel and their awesome teams. Jade and Adam guided and inspired the students through hands-on activities, igniting a ...

April 12, 2021

Inaugural Charitable Surgery Day held at Braemar Hospital

On 9th April, we held our first ever Charitable Surgery Day at Braemar Hospital involving clinical volunteers- Nurses, Anesthetists, Oral/Maxillofacial surgeons and supported by the Braemar hospital staff. The pilot involved running 2 theatres for 4 half day lists and providing oral surgery for eligible patients, mainly children and youth in our community, who were unable to be seen in the public system in a timely way and were not covered by ACC. Trust Manager Paula Baker said that "focusing on...

April 9, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship in Health

The Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship is for $10,000 is for domestic students who reside in the Waikato DHB region and are from populations, communities and/or regions typically under-represented in health who might not otherwise be able to access education. Applicants must be in their second year of full-time study towards a Bachelor of Health and have achieved at least a B+ average in their first year of study at the University of Waikato. See https://www.waikato.ac....

March 22, 2021

Keen to work with us?

One of the key principles underlining our activities is to work in partnership with others so collectively,  we can improve health outcomes in our community. We  provide funding to organsations who share a similar vision to us and there are many ways you can help us achieve more. This could be through contributing to our medical research fund, our education, professional development and scholarship fund or by sponsoring a charitable surgery.  To learn more, see our "Braemar in the...

March 18, 2021

Health offerings at Waikato receive a boost thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust are really excited to announce that students studying health at the University of Waikato will be able to apply for several new scholarships from this year. Starting in 2021, we will fund several new scholarships at the University: two undergraduate scholarships in Health and Nursing, two Summer Research Scholarships, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship for a candidate working in health leadership. University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Prof...

March 15, 2021

Exciting new Partnership Announced with Kudos Science Trust- Science Spinners Creative Lab and Kudos Science Award Sponsor

One of the Braemar Charitable Trusts core charitable outcomes is the development of medical knowledge. We invest in health sector related professional development, health leadership and encourage secondary and tertiary students to aspire to a career in the health sector. We are therefore proud to be working with the Kudos Science Trust by signing up as a Science Spinners supporter and to help grow the next generation of Scientists and inspire science at a grassroots level. The Trust is sponsorin...

February 18, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust Marketing & Communications Consultant receives New Years Day honor

We at Braemar Charitable Trust were delighted to learn of Michelle's New Years Day Honor-NZ Order of Merit for services to the community. Michelle and the team at Metro Marketing have  assisted us with Marketing and Communications advice over the last 3 years- guidance which has reflected Michelle's deep involvement in the community sector. We are very fortunate to have been able to learn from and tap into Michelle's vast experience and knowledge to help us articulate our charitable strateg...

January 4, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust signs MOU to support Waikato Medical Research Foundation

The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting the work of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation  (WMRF) and "Growing medical research in the Waikato". We have historically funded WMRF and have formalised our relationship through signing a MOU committing to fund up to $30,000 each year for medical research that is aligned with our vision of improving health outcomes in the Waikato.  Trust Manager Paula Baker said, "WMRF plays an integral role in the future of health and medic...

December 2, 2020

2020 Kudos Awards-Recognising Science Excellence in our region

Trust Manager Paula Baker and Trustee and Braemar Hospital Board Director Renee Smart, were honored to be invited to the gala dinner and 2020 Kudos Awards ceremony last Thursday night at Claudelands Event Centre. The Kudos Awards celebrate scientists from a range of sectors and across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions. The evening showcased the work of the regions top scientists and educators, many of whom are making major contributions to science both regionally and nationally and raising the...

November 30, 2020

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart for success at Westpac Waikato Business Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust is very proud of Braemar Charitable Trust Trustee and Braemar Hospital Limited Director, Renae Smart whose company Civtec, took out the Business Growth/Strategy and Service Excellence awards, along with the Supreme Award at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards held earlier this month. Renae is Chief Executive Officer of Civtec Group and holds a number of other Directorships. Trust Manager Paula Baker said, “we are delighted in Civtec’s success and are very fortuna...

November 18, 2020

Arts for Health Community Trust wins Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020

The Braemar Charitable Trust is really excited to share the news that Arts for Health Community Trust won the “Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020” at the recent Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020. Braemar Charitable Trust Manager Paula Baker said "We were pleased to provide a letter on behalf of Braemar Charitable Trust to support Arts for Health’s nomination for this award and are so thrilled that the Arts for Health team have been recognised for the fantastic work they ...

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