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Good News Stories

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO)

Four Winds proudly supports the APO community and educational programmes through APO Connecting:   “What the APO mentoring programme has done for us is given us a bridge to new skills. The mentors that have come into our school have worked with our teachers and students alike, built confidence and shared knowledge.  We would never be able to afford to do something like this without the APO mentoring programme. We have already seen results in the progress of our students.”

North Harbour Community Patrol

Four Winds was proud to support North Harbour Community Patrol - a group of volunteers who work on the North Shore to reduce crime and build safer communities.

“We are so grateful to receive your help to keep our cars on the road as our volunteers help the police to keep our community safe.”

Royal New Zealand Ballet

"The Royal New Zealand Ballet is extremely grateful for the invaluable support of Four Winds Foundation which has continued to support some of our ground-breaking initiatives in the accessibility sector, including: dance workshops in prisons; audio described performances and ‘Touch Tours’ for vision impaired people and the provision of free bus transport for low decile schools to attend RNZB performances for schools. Thousands of children have benefited along with people from marginalised sectors of the community. Together, we are achieving our common goal to reach more communities and enrich people’s lives through high quality experiences that add cultural value, enhance wellbeing and respond to the needs of more New Zealanders.”

St Johns - September 2020

I am pleased to announce that our Prior, Her excellency, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO DStJ , on the recommendation of Priory Chapter, has awarded Four Winds Foundation a ‘Priory Vote of Thanks’ to recognise the exceptional contribution that the Foundation has made to the work of St John.

New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Four Winds Foundation was proud to support the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts, specifically two of their free public events – Laurie Anderson’s Concert for Dogs and digital visual arts installation Into The Open presented in Partnership with Te Papa.

Thanks to Four Winds over 30,000 humans and 300 dogs enjoyed free art on the Wellington waterfront!

Starship Foundation

For many years the support of Four Winds Foundation has helped drive impact programmes that accelerate and deliver sustainable world-class healthcare for children all over New Zealand.  From all us at Starship Foundation and on behalf of the children, families, doctors and nurses whose lives intersect powerfully at Starship every hour of everyday we are extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Four Winds Foundation. Thank you!

New Zealand Maritime Museum

Four Winds supports transportation of school students from across Auckland to the museum’s education programmes. Some of the teachers feedback:

“We were very appreciative of the generosity of Four Winds in paying for our buses to the museum. It made a big difference to our parents, especially in these difficult times. Both children and adults loved the trip. Thank you so much to Four Winds and the staff at the museum, especially Lee, our educator.”

“Often the costs of transport and the trip itself are prohibitive, that's why we are so thankful to Four Winds Foundation for supporting our students’ learning.”

Ronald McDonald House

I cannot thank you and your team enough for your belief in our mission, your patience and support with what has been our biggest undertaking in our 20 year history. "Keeping things squeaky clean and up to date really helps give our Houses that ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling.

A huge thanks to Four Winds Foundation, Oxford Sports Trust and Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust for their generous support which keeps our bathrooms in tip top shape!" -Ronald McDonald House

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