True Colours

About True Colours

Cynthia Ward is the founder and CEO/Nurse Specialist of True Colours. Cynthia's vision is for all children who live with serious illness and their families to gain the support they require not only in nursing care but the psychological support that is essential regarding the impact of the illness on the individual and relationships within the family unit.

Kerr & Ladbrook True Colours Long Lunch 2018

++This event is sold out++ We are gearing up for another wonderful day filled with good food, drink, entertainment and company as we celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style. We cant wait to share this day with our guests on the 6th November. We couldn’t put on this event without the amazing support of our [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Fundraising|0 Comments

Hamilton Half Marathon – 30th September 2018

We are excited to be the charity partner of the Direct Group Hamilton Half Marathon  for 2018, as they celebrate their 15th anniversary. This is a great family event, and we are looking forward to being involved again on the day.  The kids we support face so many incredibly hard challenges every day with such bravery [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Fundraising|0 Comments

The power of words balanced with the power of action and timing

Today as I sat beside a ‘mum’ holding her baby in a hospital ward, she thanked me for my support. Surprised, I said I felt I had done so little for her and her baby. As she wiped away her tears, she proceeded to tell me of the day I had walked into her baby’s [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|A word from Cynthia|0 Comments

Hadleigh’s Story | Medically Fragile Child

When Hadleigh was born three months early we had no real idea what life was going to be like. Everyone told us stories of their uncle's next-door neighbour who grew to six foot six and could count and spell by their first birthday.  We expected a couple of months in the NICU, learning to breathe, [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments

Dave’s Cycle Tour

2nd March - 13th March 2018 Dave Clay has been enjoying cycling for 25 years. On the 2nd March 2018 he embarks on his most important ride to date, covering nearly 900km through the wider Waikato area, helping to raise money for True Colours. Dave and wife Louise, are the grandparents of Hadleigh Clay, [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Past Fundraising|0 Comments

Fundraiser – Karena Swims for True Colours

8th April 2018 Karena is a mum of 3 gorgeous children, 10, 8 & 4. Here is her story : After Mr 4 was born we were introduced to the medical world. Dominic spent over half his first year in and out of hospital. When Dom was 2 years old we moved to Hamilton, and [...]

By | January 13th, 2018|Past Fundraising|0 Comments

Kerr & Ladbrook True Colours Long Lunch 2017

We had a wonderful day of fine dining, fashion, entertainment and racing as we celebrated Melbourne Cup in style for 2017. We couldn't put on this event without the amazing support of our community. We are blessed to be surrounded by organisations and individuals who embrace our vision and choose to support this event year after [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|Past Fundraising|0 Comments

Will I survive this?

Will I survive....I am asked this question many times by the parents I support at True Colours.  Parents who have just been told their child has a serious health condition, that will take them on a hugely different life path; parents who are exhausted by the relentless complex care their child requires; or those parents [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|A word from Cynthia|3 Comments

The Foot Family | Walking alongside parents

It's a simple wish as a parent, to have happy healthy children.  However for some parents this wish sadly doesn't come true.   For some they will receive the devastating news that their child has a serious health condition.  The world as they once knew it changes forever. Priscilla and Michael, parents of a five year [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Family Stories|0 Comments

Celebrating 13 years of supporting families in the Waikato

  It seems hard to believe that 13 years ago True Colours was being birthed!  As I reflect back on that time, I remember the passion and commitment I had to care for children with serious health issues that at the time did not fit within Hospice criteria. It was a huge move for me [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|A word from Cynthia|2 Comments