The Trust actively fundraises throughout the year. Fundraising events give the community an opportunity to show support for the core work of the Trust which is: providing the best infrastructure to support the health team to deliver excellence in medical care / health care / well-being for all on Aotea.
The Garden Tour: Spectacular By Nature, is the Trust’s key fundraising event, and is supported by 100’s of volunteer hours. 2018 saw the 10th Garden Tour attract 150 participants, behind the scenes the mahi includes: hours of planning, liaison with local transport providers, arranging tour guides, making freshly baked goodies / sandwiches for lunch bags, people to help at each lunch or morning tea stop, local craft people to add value by displaying “barrier-made” at tour stops, and of course the months of devotion by island gardeners.
Raffles: Donated goods are continuously raffled at the front desk of the Community Health Centre, Claris. Unless specifically targeted, raffle income contributes to the medical equipment fund.
Polar Plunge: This iconic event has been the Health Trust’s fun challenge for more than 20 years. Held mid-winter it is for the hardy locals, and brave children. The three island Primary Schools support this event. Each year the Health team prioritise the purchase of a specific piece of equipment for the Polar Plunge goal.
Donations / Bequests: Always gratefully accepted, these donations often come from patients or their whanau wishing to thank the Trust for their dedication in maintaining the focus of providing the best possible technology / equipment / space / connection to enable health provision on this remote island.