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Why we need your help

The New Zealand Spinal Trust is such an integral part of the spinal units in both Auckland and Christchurch, that it comes as surprise to many that we are a charity.

We are not part of the Ministry of Health, or ACC. In fact, only around 20% of our annual income is achieved through government sources.

That leaves us with a $900,000 hole that we need to fill. And we rely on financial support from our wider community to do that … gifts from individuals (both one-off and regular monthly gifts), grants from Trusts, proceeds from events, business partnerships, gifts left in Wills.

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Your generosity does make a difference…

It ensures our Peer Support team can keep rolling through the ward providing practical, emotional and psychological tools to those who are new to this SCI journey … or many years down the track.

It ensures our Vocational Rehab team can support people back to work with a tailored plan or help them decide on a new direction.

It ensures help can always be found at our Resource Centre when you need a steer in the right direction for information or training, or may be just a chat.

It ensures we are here to advocate on behalf of our SCI community.

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Here’s how you can help: