Fundraise for us.

Our heart community is full of kind-hearted Kiwis who want to make a difference for the hundreds of heart children who are impacted by a childhood heart condition each year in Aotearoa NZ.

Our community fundraisers come from all walks of life, and from all around the country, but they have one common goal: Making a difference for our heart members.

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Raise Vital Funds to Support Kiwi Heart Families

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Caleb Appleton

Caleb is a heart adult that chose a nursing career to help other heart families.

Lacey Downes

When Lacey turned blue as a newborn, this Waikato family's life was turned upside down.

Melesiu Tau’ese

Two years after her lung and heart transplant, Mele is learning to live again.

Takikava Joseph

Takikava loves playing rugby; he also lives with rheumatic heart disease.

It truly takes a village

The funds you raise positively impact the lives of heart families.

Our community fundraisers run marathons, hold online streaming events, bake sales and sausage sizzles, quiz nights and discos, some will swim great lengths or cycles for miles… the options are endless.

The fundraising team at Heart Kids NZ is here to support you in your fundraiser, and we would love to talk to you about any ideas you may have. Please reach out to us anytime and we can chat about how you can become a heart hero today!

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You’ll Be in Great Company

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Sophie’s Heart

$1 from every purchase of Sophie's Heart goes to Heart Kids NZ.

Little Thoughts

CJ designed a special planter for us and the response has been overwhelming.

3000km for Heart Kids

Heart adult Greg cycled the length of Aotearoa NZ to raise money for heart families.

Moofushu

Teen gamer completes online streaming marathon for Heart Kids NZ.

An Easy Way to Get Started

All throughout the country, there are kind-hearted people who support charities with the organisations or events they run. We are grateful to partner with some of them, and you can see them below. If you decide to fundraise through a fundraising platform (not just the ones listed below), please get in touch with us and let us know, so that we can support you and your fundraiser.

Gift Registry

When birthdays and weddings come around, people start asking ‘What would you like?’ and sometimes you really don’t need anything. The Good Registry has made it easy for situations like this. Why not ask your friends and family to donate to Heart Kids NZ in the name of your birthday, wedding, engagement party, memorial or leaving party? It’s really easy; all you need to do is create your registry over at The Good Registry and share the link with people to donate towards it.

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Tour Aotearoa

Is it on your bucket list to travel around New Zealand? Why not do it on a bike while raising funds for us at the same time? The team at Tour Aotearoa have made this easy for you to do. Sign up, pick Heart Kids NZ as your charity of choice and then start training and fundraising for your bike-packing adventure of a lifetime! Join the team of Tour Aotearoa Heart Heroes like Greg McAllister and the Lockwood Family; you’ll be in excellent company.

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Run for Heart Kids NZ

Have you always wanted to challenge yourself to run in a fitness event? Marathons, triathlons, and fun runs are set up all the time by different organisations around the country and you are encouraged to fundraise for charity while you do them. When you sign up, you can pick Heart Kids NZ as your charity of choice. If we aren’t already listed as one on the event you’re keen on, contact them and they’ll add us for you! Events are added as they are scheduled, so make sure you check in regularly.

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Streaming For Heart Kids NZ

Have you always been told that you gaming won’t help anyone? Now it’s time to change their minds and help Heart Kids NZ while you have fun gaming. We’ve been lucky to have been supported by some incredible Kiwi streamers like Moofushu and heart kid Kiedis Dickson. Both streamed for 8 hours straight while raising money for heart kids all around the country; we know that there are people out there just like you who could do it too! If you’re an avid streamer and want to have fun while raising funds to help heart kids in Aotearoa, please get in touch with us. We can support you on your way to becoming New Zealand’s favourite charity streamer!

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Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge

The Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge is an iconic event where bikers of all abilities get together to ride the roads (and backroads) around Taupō. Not only is this event great for your physical health, it’s the perfect event to fundraise for Heart Kids NZ while doing it too! If you are planning on taking part in the challenge, the organisers of the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge have adopted a ‘multi-charity’ approach meaning you can now fundraise for any charity in New Zealand, not just the featured ones on their website. During the sign-up process you enter all your details and once you have officially signed up you get sent a link to ‘find or request a charity to fundraise for’ which is when you can pick Heart Kids NZ. Cycling is one of the recommended sports for heart kids to partake in – so it’s the perfect fundraising activity to raise some much-needed funds for heart kids all around Aotearoa.

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I have another idea!

Fundraising happens in all shapes and sizes, and we love to hear all about the fresh new ideas people are coming up with to fundraise! We know that not every idea fits into a box and we want to make sure there is something for everyone. If one of our partner fundraisers don’t appeal to you and you’ve come up with an incredible idea to fundraise for Heart Kids NZ, let us know! We’d love to support you on your fundraising journey so tell us all about it! We want to get excited with you and support you every single step of the way!

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