True Colours Children’s Health Trust

True Colours receives no government funding and therefore aims to increase support for the charity by promoting its vital work to the widest possible audience via media – print, electronic and broadcast.

We want to provide case studies from families whose child’s serious or life-threatening illness resulted in them utilising True Colours services. Some of the families are willing to be interviewed about their experiences.

If you are looking for a quote or an interview please let us know. We can also provide you with research or an informed spokesperson who can comment on the benefits of an integrated model of care that ensures the entire family will be helped throughout their time of need.

We also promote True Colours fundraising events and campaigns to the media.

If you require further information please contact Cynthia on 07 839 4800 or drop her a line 

True Colours 2017 Annual Report

In the News

True Colours Children’s Health Trust works closely with the Hamilton and greater Waikato community to ensure children and families in need can access their services. Keep up to date on True Colours’ activities in our ‘In the Media’ section.

Family Fun Day at Lake Karapiro

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Thanks to the wonderful team behind JusCoz , the families we support got to experience a great day out at Lake Karapiro on the 27th February 2016. Here's a little glimpse into our day: I SEE the [...]

Family Fun Day with Northern Districts Cricket

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A day of fun, relaxation and a bit of friendly competition was had on Sunday 22 March at Seddon Park when families of True Colours Children's Health Trust met members from the SKYCITY Northern Knights [...]

Waikato Businesses Sweat It Out To Raise Money For True Colours Children’s Health Trust

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LesMillsChequeWaikato businesses have been put through their paces in a gruelling military-style bootcamp to raise money for True Colours. Eight teams took part in the month-long bootcamp, organised by Les Mills, to help fundraise for [...]

Publications  |  Contributing to the Sector

The staff at True Colours Children’s Health Trust regularly contribute research papers to industry publications and journals. You can read some of these here:

Cynthia’s publications:

“Care in the home for seriously ill children with complex needs: A narrative literature review”
Journal of Child Health Care-June 30, 2014
Sage Journal 2015

“Children Matter: What is important to the child living with a life-threatening illness”

“Shining through”
HER BUSINESS Magazine – 2006

“Supporting Children through a Mother’s journey of Cancer”
PINK Magazine – 2006

“Providing Holistic Care for Seriously Ill Children & their Families”
Kai Tiaki: NZ Nursing Journal New Zealand October 1, 2009

Ward, C., Evans, A., Ford, R., & Glass, N. (2015).
“Health Professionals Perspectives of Care for Seriously Ill Children Living at Home” 
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 31(2), 25-34.

Stephen’s publications:

“Music at the Contact Boundary”
Australian Gestalt Journal Vol 4, No 1, 2000

“Ah Yes, the Pleasure of Complexity”
Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand Vol 1, No 1, 2004

“Incorporating Music as an Integrative process in Gestalt Groups”
Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand Vol 1, No 2, 2005