As a proud business partner of the Māia Health Foundation (Māia), Buddle Findlay is delighted to share our story on the importance of our partnership with Māia.
Māia is the charitable arm of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waitaha Canterbury, and has been set up to raise funds and support projects that address crucial healthcare needs for children – from upgrading mental health facilities for children and youth to funding specialised equipment.
The Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation (BFCHF) has been supporting Māia since 2018 and provides funding for specific items of equipment for the children's ward of the Christchurch hospital. Recent funding has included the purchase of a training mannequin that simulates a nine month old baby.
Julia Gabrielle, trustee of the BFCHF is interviewed in the 'Why Māia?' video and says "we're really proud to be a founding supporter of Māia and to assist them in carrying out the great work that they do".
The BFCHF is funded by the partners and staff of Buddle Findlay and has donated more than $1.43m for urgent medical care for children since the Foundation began. These funds are distributed throughout the country, supporting the Kidzfirst children's hospital at Middlemore in Auckland, the Wellington Hospitals Foundation, and the Māia Health Foundation, as well as other initiatives including placing defibrillators in schools nationwide, sponsoring a rehabilitation camp for young burn victims to assist with their healing and recovery, as well as three tamariki who have serious kidney dysfunction requiring dialysis treatment, to attend a purpose designed annual summer camp in Ngaruawahia.
Learn more about our partnership with Māia by watching the video below.