Fundraising to deck out Starship

We’re thrilled to announce that we have reached our 2015 staff fundraising challenging, raising $200,000 for Starship Foundation.

A launch event, held at Starship Children's Hospital, was a time of celebration and reflection for those who made a significant contribution to the challenge.

A better environment for our children

Our 2015 donation was used to fund a new nuclear medicine sedation area for paediatric patients, and brand new blinds and curtains for several hospital wards.

The previous curtains, originally installed when the hospital opened 24 years ago, were threadbare and outdated. Modern technology has enabled the installation of brand new sunscreen and black out blinds in clinical areas, enhancing privacy for families and ensuring a peaceful sleeping environment for children.

The new nuclear medicine sedation area has been made child-friendly, with the addition of decal decorations in the treatment and scanning rooms, iPads and games, toys and books, as well as two LED projectors to project images onto the ceiling in the examination rooms.

Hard work reaps rewards

Starship Foundation Chief Executive, Brad Clark, emphasised how important Barfoot & Thompson's support has been throughout the years.

"We are so fortunate to have the generous and hardworking team from Barfoot & Thompson behind us, and thank them on behalf of all the young patients and families from all over the country for their wonderful and ongoing contribution to Starship."

2016 staff campaign

At the launch event, Managing Director Peter Thompson was pleased to unveil the new staff challenge for 2016: raising funds to transform Starship's Level 4 deck area. The vision is to create a calm outdoor respite away from the confines of the hospital walls for patients, as well as a separate outdoor area for staff to enjoy breaks, with sweeping views over both Auckland city and the harbour.

The improvements will significantly extend the usable outdoor space and incorporate shade sails to provide a safe and comfortable environment.

Five Star Sponsor

Since becoming a sponsor in 2003, Barfoot & Thompson has raised over $2.5 million for the Starship Foundation.

The company is passionate about raising funds through a huge range of creative and fun events. Whether holding sausage sizzles, cycling over 650km, holding quiz nights, or just generously donating, all of the staff and salespeople love to get behind Starship. 

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