Heart Kids Manawatū

Heart Kids Manawatū is one of the affiliated branches of Heart Kids NZ and supports 654 heart members (and counting).

We cover a large geographical area; the Manawatū branch encompasses the Horowhenua region from Otaki, the Manawatū, Tararua, Whanganui, and Rangitikei regions to our most Northern town, Waiouru.

Our small but dedicated committee are on board to help support our local heart members. We often hold family events (casual get togethers, such as picnic gatherings, movie days, bowling) for all our heart members to attend and to provide a chance for local families to get to know each other. Heart kids and their siblings are always welcome.

As we only have a few committee members, we appreciate having a “friends of the committee” list, where people can help us out during the year without the pressure of joining the committee representative.

Your Community Family Support Taituarā

Alex Atkins

Family Support

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Contact Information

General Enquiries

Rachael Lovelock
Committee Secretary
M: 021 848 288
E: secretarymanawatuheartkids@gmail.com

Family Support

Alex Atkins
Family Support
M: 027 244 8331
E: manawatu.fsw@heartkids.org.nz

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Donate To Our Branch

The Heart Kids Manawatū branch raises funds throughout the year to deliver local services, such as Murmurs Coffee Groups, education events, family days as well as practical support for Manawatū/Whanganui families.

Fundraise For Our Branch

Do you have an idea for a local fundraising event that you, your family or colleagues can organise and drive? We’re always open to hearing new ideas. Please reach out to us and we can help with anything you need.

Contact Rachael
Volunteer For Our Branch

We are always on the lookout for volunteers as there are plenty of different opportunities to contribute. These include assisting with fundraising and local branch events. Please reach out if you’re interested.

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