Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Plunket.Nau mai, haere mai
We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
*New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening next
Friday 6 December. *
Safe Sleep Day is focused on promoting safe sleep practices
for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep. Every year in New Zealand 60 babies die from Sudden
Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).
Help Plunket Build a Bus -
You may remember our story about our Plunket Build a Bus
appeal[sitetree_link,id=991]. This went live a few weeks
ago and so far, organisations around New Zealand have
generously donated over $35,000 for Plunket mobile clinics. We still need to raise another $20,000 to get our first new
mobile clinic and if we do that by *31 December*, LeasePlan
- our fleet partner, have offered to match donations up to
the value of a second bus!
We’d love to be able to take advantage of this wonderful
offer – so please help us reach our target.
Sandbox Tees Auckland A group of innovative volunteer mums
have launched a new initiative to raise money for Plunket in
the Auckland area. The initiative, called ‘Sandbox Tees’, is a limited
release t-shirt fundraising campaign. While the t-shirts
have been available for sale since 2010, the campaign itself
has been given a new name, branding and a brand new website.
Plunket’s national child safety advisor, Sue Campbell,
urges families to take care and be responsible with
fireworks this Guy Fawkes. Plunket encourages people to attend public displays, where
neighbours and friends can meet and enjoy the occasion
safely. Large, spectacular public displays are held in many
towns and cities around the country and can be great fun for
all the family
“Fireworks are fascinating and exciting but can be
terrifying for young children,” says Sue.