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Coronavirus: Waikato funders step up to help groups dealing with Covid-19 crisis

Waikato's community funders are rallying together to back groups at the "coalface" of the coronavirus crisis.The Waikato Community Funders Group, a collection of the region's philanthropic trusts and other funders, is working to fast-track funding to non-profit organisations helping vulnerable communities. Trust Manager Paula Baker said "We are very proud to be part of this collaborative group who meet daily to discuss our communities needs and how these can be addr...

March 30, 2020

Braemar Charitable Trust: Proud to be a Member of Waikato Community Funders Group COVID-19 response

Waikato Community Funders Group collaborate on COVID-19 response Community funders in the Waikato region have combined efforts to directly support non-profit organisations who are well-placed to support the wellbeing of the most at-risk people, who may be affected by COVID-19. “Trust Waikato has allocated $1 million towards funding a COVID-19 response, and other funders will be contributing further through combined action and grants,” says Dennis Turton, Chief Executive of Trust Waikato. “...

March 24, 2020

Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Webinar- COVID-19 and YOUR Cause - How to Weather the Storm

Appreciate it is a very challenging time out there for not for profit organisations who are working to support their communities. Below is a link to an excellent webinar run by Funding Raising Institute of NZ with tips and advice on how to continue to operate and manage in this financially challenging environment. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ehwd7bkpybo1dt/FINZ%20%26%20Moceanic%3A%20Covid19%20and%20YOUR%20Cause.mp4?dl=0Here is a link to Fundraising New Zealand's COVID-19 websitehttps://www.finz.o...

March 20, 2020

A sneak peek at whats been happening with the Braemar Charitable Trust/Arts for Health in Hospital Arts for Health Programmes

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with your some wonderful feedback and a wee photo clip gain a little sneak peek at what has been happening at the Arts for health workshops at Waikato Hospital. Arts for Health Manager Cass Hendy said "the extra funding has been really helpful in letting the staff have a little bit more breathing space, and for running the programme a bit more smoothly. The extra time has helped us to source and offer a wider range of art initiatives such as making...

March 13, 2020

Applications Now Open! Braemar Charitable Trust Trainee Anaesthetic Technician Award

In partnership with the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technician Society, we are proud to be able to provide an opportunity for a Trainee Anaesthetic Technician to attend the Annual Anaesthetic Technician Society Conference in the Bay of Islands to be held 11-15 November 2020. You are invited to nominate a Trainee Anaesthetic Technician who you feel deserves the opportunity to attend the 2020 NZATS Conference. Nominations must be received to info@nzats.co.nz no later than close of business 1...

March 12, 2020

Director Vacancy- Braemar Hospital Limited

The Braemar Charitable Trust as the 100% shareholder of Braemar Hospital Limited, is seeking a new Independent Director to be appointed to the Braemar Hospital Board. The Position brief is available in the PDF document below. The background we are seeking in the new appointee is:• Solid governance experience• Commercially strong; able to lead or contribute to conversations around risk, strategy and business• Financial acumen, especially with regards to capital expenditure and debt funding...

March 4, 2020

Catalysing the Waikato Wellbeing Movement -proud to be supporting the Waikato Wellbeing Project

The Trust was a foundation participant and contributor to the “Waikato Wellbeing Project”. A project that is underpinned by the “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. This project is the first of its kind in New Zealand and involves collaboration with regional iwi, business, industry groups, central and local government, tertiary education providers, economic development agencies, community organisations and citizens working in partnership across the Waikato region. The ten well...

February 17, 2020

Congratulations to Lay Trustee- George Bridgewater

Congratulations to our Lay Trustee George Bridgewater (CPA, MNZM) on his appointments as Future Director on the Halberg Foundation's Board. George has been a Trustee since 2017 and is also Managing Director of Nano Clear South Island. ...

February 13, 2020

Braemar Charitable Trust History Project

Well known Waikato Journalist Kingsley Field has been engaged to write of the history of the Braemar Charitable Trust. Kingsley who has recorded the history of many interesting families and iconic Waikato organisations, will record the Trusts history in time for its 50th birthday celebrations in 2021. Trust Manager Paula Baker said, "This is an exciting project and we are looking forward to hearing stories from past and present Trustees, Doctors, Nurses, Board members and anyone who has been ass...

November 14, 2019

New Gallery Space for Arts for Health Community Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to attend the celebration and grand opening of the Arts for Health Community Trust brand new gallery space. Having a well lit, purpose built space to display their work is the next step forward for these artists as they move towards being contributing members of our community- it was really exciting to be a part of this journey.  The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2:30pm...

October 29, 2019

National Ostomy Society Conference 2019

120 Delegates attended the 2019 National Ostomy Conference hosted by the Waikato Ostomy Society on 10th and 11th August 2019. The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to sponsor this event and to enable professionals from across the country to be able network, share learnings and meet with colleagues. A summary of the conference is available by clicking on the following link:  https://ostomywaikato.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WOA-delegates-report-2019-amended.pdf Braemar ...

August 16, 2019

Proud to support the valuable work of No Duff Charitable Trust

Braemar Charitable Trust is honored to be added to the "community of supporters" to assist No Duff Charitable Trust. No Duff provides support for the services community in New Zealand, that consists of Veterans (any person who is currently serving or has previously served with the New Zealand Defence Force and previous members of other nation’s Armed Forces who have worked alongside New Zealand) and thier families. No Duff Charitable Trust has community of peers and volunteers across new Zeala...

June 18, 2019

Braemar Charitable Trust funds new Oximeters for Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato

Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato have two brand new Pulse Oximeters thanks to funding they received by the Braemar Charitable Trust. One Oximeter will be used in the clinic and the other in the community for home-based visits and will help to ensure the safety of all children Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato see. Sheryl Long, Manager of Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato thanked the Trust and advised that 'the Pulse Oximeters provides quick, real-time assessment of a child’s...

June 13, 2019

Braemar Charitable Trust funded Art Therapy workshops a big success at Waikato Hospital.

The Braemar Charitable Trust together with Arts for Health Community Trust, have been able to offer a professional art based experience for patients through weekly workshops being run in the Older Persons Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Stroke Wards, at Waikato Hospital. The purpose of the art workshops is to provide an avenue for patients to access the arts for social interaction, participate in creativity, utilise the creative art as a healing therapy and to use the arts as a form of empowermen...

May 29, 2019

Outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians recognised by Bramar Charitable Trust

Each year at the Anaesthetic Technician Annual Conference and Awards in November, outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians from across New Zealand are recognised for their commitment to improving their practice and dedication to their profession. This year, the Braemar Charitable Trust is funding an additional prize, to acknowledge this commitment to excellence. Trust Manager Paula Baker said she is "delighted on behalf of the Braemar Charitable Trust to enable a worthy recipient to attend the annual...

May 1, 2019

Waikato Family Centre says "thanks" to the Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to assist the Waikato Family Centre who for over 21 years, have provided professional, free, nursing based and integrated family health services to family/whanau with babies and toddlers, in Hamilton and the surrounding areas.  When the Waikato Family Centre approached the Braemar Charitable Trust to assist them to install a separate area and sink bench for parents and staff to manage breast milk, breast pumps, cleaning, autoclaving and ...

April 5, 2019

Trustee Prof Adam El Gamel Supports Innovative Heart Surgery in Malaysia

One of our Trustees and  Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Professor Adam El Gamel was in Malaysia last month helping other consultant cardiothoracic surgeons at the Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) Hospital with an innovative aortic surgery done for the first time in Malaysia or in fact Asia. The Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit are the leading centre in the southern hemisphere for this procedure called PEARS (Personalised External Aortic Root Support). Well do...

March 1, 2019

Congratulations Braemar Trustee Renae Smart - recognised as the Emerging Leader of the Year at Business Awards

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart, for being recognised as the “Emerging Leader of the Year” at the recent Waikato Business Awards. Braemar Charitable Trust are very proud of your achievement Renae and consider it is a well-deserved accolade in recognition of your outstanding leadership qualities and contribution to many businesses including governance of the Braemar Charitable Trust....

November 24, 2018

Braemar Charitable Trust funds Emergency Supplies for Asthma Waikato

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to provide funding to buy emergency supplies equipment including a Emergency Defibrillator, an hours training and a Full first aid kit for Asthama Waikato’s new premises. Asthma Waikato was formed in January 1973 by a group of parents with children who had asthma, with a view to supporting each other and others in the community who were also affected by the condition. Asthma Waikato covers the whole Waikato region and educates and supports ...

November 21, 2018

Hamilton's Arts for Health Community Studio sponsored by Braemar ÇharitableTrust

The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to sponsor the “Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio” at Arts for Health Community Trusts premises in Ward Park, Central Hamilton. The Braemar Charitable Trust studio, is the premium art studio space offer a working studio space and kitchenette that caters for up to 20 people. The Arts for Health Community Trust provides an inclusive service in a caring and supportive environment where participants can work at their own pace in a supportive environment to...

November 10, 2018

National Ostomy Society receives 2019 conference funding from Braemar Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust are pleased to be able to assist the Waikato Ostomy Society with funding to assist with the costs of running the 2019 Ostomy Conference. The Trusts funding will be applied to the costs associated with enhancing the education and the support of the conference attendees. Ostomates are patients that have had surgery for Bowel Cancer, inflammatory Bowel disease or major accidents and some congenital defects in babies. They will all have a colostomy, urostomy or ileostomy...

October 27, 2018

New Art Initiative for Hospital Patients sponsored by Braemar Trust

PRESS RELEASEThe Braemar Charitable Trust and Arts for Health Community Trust.Patients in the Older Persons Rehabilitation wing are in for a treat while they recover in Waikato Hospital with the start of three new weekly Arts for Health Community Trust workshops. The art workshops are designed to utilise the creative arts as a healing therapy, increase social interactions and independence and to participate in a community rather than nurse lead activity.These workshops are only possible due to a...

October 3, 2018

Trust Manager Paula Baker attends 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum, Edinburgh.

As part of Braemar’s focus on excellence, Trust Manager Paula Baker attended the 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in September. Key defining characteristics of a social enterprise include re-investing profits for social good, being based on principles of trade rather than aid, and having transparency and accountability of all aspects of the business. As one commentator explained “At the heart of a social enterprise is an innovative business idea as an answer to real ...

October 1, 2018

ParkRun says Thank You to Braemar Trust

ParkRun Cambridge and HamiltonParkRun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs throughout the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They are about inclusiveness and wellbeing, with the goal of having a ParkRun in every community. The Braemar Charitable Trust were approached by ParkRun Cambridge and Hamilton seeking support for the purchase of two Automated External Defibrillators and were very happy to support this great community based initiative as outline...

September 2, 2018

Whare Ora receives support from Braemar Trust

Whare Ora is a healthy homes initiative whose vision is to create safe, healthy, warm homes for Waikato children. The objective is to reduce Waikato’s avoidable child hospital admissions by focusing on those children who are most at risk.  The initiative offers practical solutions to address both structural and functional overcrowding, cold and damp homes, allergens, pests and safety - all issues that compromise an already vulnerable group of children. The Braemar Charitable Trust support...

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