Supporters

Over the years we have had a wonderful family of sponsors and supporters who have made huge contributions to KWANZ. This has enabled us to provide valuable information, resources, support and events for children with arthritis and other autoimmune conditions and their families across New Zealand.
We welcome individual and corporate sponsors and supporters of all sizes with open arms. Your support will enable us to touch the lives of even more children with arthritis and their families across New Zealand. There is something for every supporter to contribute to. Please know that your help and support will positively impact children with arthritis and other autoimmune conditions.
As we are a not-for-profit volunteer organisation with minimal overheads 100% of the financial support that we receive from you will go to programmes and events to support these children with arthritis.
To view our Future Events and Programmes click HERE
To find out more about how you or your business can make a difference to children with arthritis please contact our treasurer, Phil Donnelly [email protected]

The following is a list of our major supporters over the years.

2021

Wai Worri Country Muster – This is a country music festival run annually in Northland with proceeds going to a different charity each year. In 2021 KWANZ was the chosen charity. We received a donation of $5,410 to be used for the benefit of children with arthritis in Northland.

2020

Hugo Charitable Trust – $10,000 for Christmas Parties for children with arthritis and their families in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

2019

Hugo Charitable Trust – $11,020 for Christmas Parties for children with arthritis and their families in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

2018

Hugo Charitable Trust – $10,000 for Christmas Parties for children with arthritis and their families in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

2017

Hugo Charitable Trust – $10,000 for Christmas Parties for children with arthritis and their families in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

2016

Give-A-Little fundraiser to produce a video to educate school teachers about the challenges that children with arthritis have at school. A total of $10,415 was raised including one donation of $2,000 from Kidd Contracting from Papakura, Auckland.

Also, a big thanks to Jason Williamson from Neon Mammals for taking the time to understand exactly what was required and for producing a high quality video that conveys the message in a clear and informative manner.

2015

Donation of $1,500 from the former Mighty River Power, now Mercury Energy, for the benefit of children with arthritis in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato

2014

Bayley created a garden on behalf of KWANZ at the Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch. The garden won a Gold Medal and $5,900 was raised for KWANZ to enable us to provide support to children with arthritis.

A big thanks to Peter Baker Transport who transported the garden components for Bayley’s garden from Auckland to Christchurch free of charge.

2013

Lions club international Logos
On Monday 25th March 2013, the New Lynn Lions Club presented ‘Kids with Arthritis New Zealand’ with a cheque for $20,000 at their annual presentation dinner.
The money was raised at the annual ‘Galaxy of Cars’ classic car show and automotive swap meet, which was held on 24th of February at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland. This was the 15th year that the New Lynn Lions Club has run this very successful event which included hundreds of vehicles, from Model T’s to Hot Rods and everything in between.  This amazing group of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on this annual event, selecting a different children’s charity each year to donate the proceeds to.
New Lynn Lions President Graham Ferguson, Phil Donnelly KWANZ National Secretary/Treasurer, Klayre Derrick, Kathleen Derrick KWANZ members, Robyn Clark KWANZ National Administrator, Adrienne Crowe KWANZ National President. Organisers of ‘Galaxy of Cars’ – Lion Mary Hibberd, Lion Bob Hibberd, New Lynn Lion Galaxy Chairperson Noel Mountjoy.

2011

KWANZ was third place in the 2011 ‘Sovereign Sunshine’ competition to raise awareness for New Zealand charities supporting children.

We received a donation of $1,700 from Sovereign Insurance.

The New Zealand Toy Distributors Association donated $22,810 to KWANZ for the family camp that we held in Taupo in 2011. Children with arthritis and their families from all over New Zealand attended (102 people).

Kidd Contracting made donations of $1,500 to KWANZ in 2011.

2010

KWANZ was first place in the 2010 ‘Sovereign Sunshine’ competition to raise awareness for New Zealand charities supporting children.

We received a donation of $6,880 from Sovereign Insurance.

2009

Donation of $4,000 from the former Mighty River Power, now Mercury Energy, for the benefit of children with arthritis and their families in Auckland and Waikato.

2008

Mrs. Rawlinson lived most of her life with rheumatoid arthritis. In her will she gave $8,000 for the benefit of children with arthritis. Her two sons found us on-line and gave us the donation. We used the money for travel costs to a conference in Los Angeles run by the Arthritis Foundation in the USA. 55 of us from New Zealand attended.