Covid-19: A message from Aisha

A message from Aisha, our CEO and all the team at the Starship Foundation…

Our nation's health and future are at the very heart of what we do at the Starship Foundation, so right now our thoughts are very much with all New Zealand families both here and overseas, during these rapidly changing and unsettling times. We’re also thinking a lot about the Starship family – our supporters, our children, our whānau and our staff.

At the Foundation we’re doing everything possible to ensure our team members and supporters stay safe and well, and I really appreciate your understanding at this time. While some of our events might be put on hold, we wholeheartedly ask that your support and generosity is not. 

Despite COVID-19, critically sick and injured children still need urgent and life-saving specialist care at Starship, now and in the weeks and months ahead. Our work to raise funds for Starship and services like our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Starship National Air Ambulance is now more important than ever before, and we need your help.

I want to recognise the tremendous work of Starship’s clinical teams, staff and leadership who will undoubtedly face significant challenges in the weeks and months ahead. Their skills and caring nature makes Starship the extraordinary place it is, and they are doing everything they can to provide the best possible care for New Zealand’s children.

So to our Starship supporters I’d like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for your on-going loyalty and support. Together we can continue to ensure our children have better health and brighter futures.