Beneficiary

Dry July NZ Trust

Donate to Dry July NZ Trust

7506 Supporters

$433,726.60 raised

Make a Difference

Sign up to Dry July NZ 2020 and raise funds for Dry July NZ Trust.

Spread The Word

Share this page to get friends to donate:

Dry July 2020 is proudly supporting :

* Look Good Feel Better - workshops for those with appearance related side-effects of cancer.
* Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ - rollout of Prost-fit program for men affected by prostate cancer.
* Bowel Cancer NZ - telephone support from a specialist bowel cancer nurse.

See below stories of how these organisations will utilise the funds raised to help those affected by cancer.

Latest Updates

Chair Beds for Carers

Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre knows that catering for patients’ relatives is important, as many relatives feel they need to stay with their loved one at the hospital even over night and for several days at a time.

The centre is using some funds from Dry July 2013 to purchase chairs that turn into beds for carers and relatives of cancer and haematology patients staying on Ward 5 North.

The need to stay close can stem from cultural or religious beliefs, as well as reflect the close knit nature of families during challenging times. It can make a world of difference to patients knowing their loved ones are close by.

[photo]

Free WiFi for Patients

Treatment for cancer can take up to 8 hours, so entertainment items for patients’ comfort, distraction and amusement are an important aspect of patient care.

Auckland City Hospital used a portion of their 2012 funds to supply their cancer services with free WiFi.

The technology was installed in February 2013. Now, patients can browse the web, check e-mails and read online editorials to help pass the time during treatment.

New Patient Televisions at Auckland City Hospital

Auckland City Hospital installed new televisions including 29 flat screen televisions for patient beds, which all have access to Freeview, as well as 16 smart televisions, which have the ability to connect with devices such as iPads and iPhones. These will allow patients to watch what they want whilst in hospital receiving treatment, and were a much needed upgrade for patient care and entertainment which couldn’t be afforded previously.

Waiting Area Renovation at Auckland City Hospital

Auckland City Hospital refurbished the radiation oncology waiting area with funds from Dry July 2012. The area is now much brighter and more comfortable for patients waiting for their treatment.

Garden Upgrade at Auckland City Hospital

With funds raised by Dry July 2012, Auckland City Hospital plans to upgrade the cancer centre garden, including a sculpture and new outdoor seating for patients and their families. 

Donate to Dry July NZ Trust