About The Trust
The Wanaka based Charitable Trust was established in 2009 to support families in the Upper Clutha area who were struggling financially because of the demands placed upon them by their children’s health issues. To date the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust has supported many local children in a variety of ways.
Upper Clutha families often face greater expenses than city based families because of our distance from specialist services and care. Our area is the furthest distance from a base hospital in New Zealand and consequently travel for specialist consultations invariably involve an overnight stay.
Financial assistance is provided to families who reside in the Upper Clutha area across a diverse range of health needs. As well as general health issues, developmental problems and physical needs are also covered. Each application must be recommended by the family’s General Practitioner or another recognised health professional.
Trustees and Committee
All Trustees and Committee Members of the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust are dedicated people with a keen focus on achieving positive community outcomes. The work carried out by both Trustees and the committee is performed on an entirely voluntary basis.
Noeline Harridge – Chairperson
Pam Horne – Secretary
Derek Valentine – Treasurer
Dave Evans, Kate Lovell, Sharyn Mathias (on leave), Diana McLachlan, Dazza Sherwin, Jill Shriffer