The New Zealand Spinal Trust is such an integral part of the spinal units in both Auckland and Christchurch, that it comes as a surprise to many that we are a charity.
We are not part of the Ministry of Health, or ACC. In fact, only around 20% of our annual income is achieved through government sources.
That leaves us with a $900,000 hole that we need to fill. And we rely on financial support from our wider community to do that … gifts from individuals (both one-off and regular monthly gifts), grants from Trusts, proceeds from events, business partnerships, gifts left in Wills.
Your generosity does make a difference…
It ensures our Peer Support team can keep rolling through the ward providing practical, emotional and psychological tools to those who are new to this SCI journey … or many years down the track.
It ensures our Vocational Rehab team can support people back to work with a tailored plan or help them decide on a new direction.
It ensures help can always be found at our Resource Centre when you need a steer in the right direction for information or training, or may be just a chat.
It ensures we are here to advocate on behalf of our SCI community.
Here’s how you can help:
- Make a one-off gift
- Make a monthly gift – join our Back Bone Crew
- Fundraise for us – become a Fundraiser Fun campaigner
- Leave a gift in your Will
- Support our shop and/or an event