Our Vision

Koru Care provides special experiences for New Zealand children with serious and often ongoing medical conditions.

Koru Care aims for these experiences to help assist the children to forget for a short time their own serious and often ongoing medical problems and enjoy themselves as children should.


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Established Since 1985

Koru Care is a registered Charitable Trust, which has been in existence for over 30 years, and is reliant on donations from community organisations, private companies and people like you. Without this support Koru Care Christchurch would never be able to make the difference that it does to these children’s lives.

To enable Koru Care Christchurch to fund these experiences, numerous fund-raising activities are run throughout the year including Canterbury's Number One and most exciting charity auction.

For further information please check our upcoming events page.

Our charity number is: CC 398 93

"I loved everything about the trip. Waking up each day was like waking up in heaven"

The experiences we give

The trips we take the children on include California which include visits to Seaworld San Diego Zoo, Universal studios, Knottsberry Farm, California Adventureland and DISNEYLAND.

Special national and local experiences also include mystery long weekend in Auckland, meeting the Crusaders (and other well known Cantabrians); meeting the All Blacks, being part of a Koru Care Dance Group, and our annual Treetech & The Hits Mid-winter swim.

On visits to the Air New Zealand Tech Ops and Christchurch Engine Centre Open Day the children get an up-close experience in the main hangar amongst some cool aircraft, static displays and some fun activities including fire engines, bouncy castles, aircraft walk through and visits to the engine workshop. 

Our coverage area

The Koru Care Christchurch region covers from Waimate, in the south, the West Coast of the South Island, Nelson and Marlborough and of course Christchurch city.  From time to time Koru Care Christchurch accepts applications for children from the Wellington area who have had most of their medical treatment in Christchurch.  

To enable Koru Care Christchurch to fund these experiences, numerous fund-raising activities are run throughout the year. For further information on our events, click on the button below.  

"Thank you for the beautiful memories of her amazing time with all the other awesome kids and amazing carers…. we couldn’t get over the warmth and friendliness shown to us, if the opportunity arises again we would jump at it”