Welcome to KWANZ

Kids With Arthritis NZ Charitable Trust provides practical support, encouragement, and information to children with arthritis and other auto-immune conditions, and their families/whanau.

We arrange events for our nationwide network of families so that they can meet others, share their stories, make friendships, and know that they are not alone on their arthritis journey.

Another key activity for us is to raise awareness in the community that ‘even kids get arthritis’.


The Hugo Charitable Trust is a Kids With Arthritis NZ’s Elite Partner.  They have partnered with Kids With Arthritis NZ since 2017 and during this time they have made a very generous contribution each year.  This makes it possible for us to run our nationwide Christmas parties and other events.

These events enable us to bring together children, teenagers and their families that are on a similar journey.  Families are able to connect with each other, and to not feel alone on their child’s journey with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis or other Autoimmune diseases.

THANK YOU HUGO CHARITABLE TRUST for supporting the children and families of Kids With Arthritis NZ.

To find out more about this amazing generous charity visit their website. Click on their Logo, it will take you to their website.  www.hugocharitabletrust.nz