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Why donate?

New Zealand has a remarkable but largely untold cardiac story, and we need your help to bring the Brave Hearts exhibition to life.

Brave Hearts is a story of innovation and creativity and we are seeking donations to help meet the $500,000 budget.

The history of important local events and their protagonists is valuable, and we want everyone to know about the outstanding achievements of some remarkable New Zealanders. This exhibition will focus our attention on historic breakthroughs which should be a source of justifiable pride for us all, but are currently not well documented or known to most people. We all know the names of sporting heroes but how many know the story of Sir Douglas Robb or Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes?

Brave Hearts is a story of innovation and creativity and we need your help to bring it to life.

Brave Hearts has a strong educational focus. There is a pressing need for communities to understand more about preventable diseases like rheumatic heart disease, and how to safeguard against the damage they can do.

The good news is that cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes have declined in the last 25 years due to big reductions in tobacco smoking and the consumption of saturated fat, together with medical advances and new drugs. Education of children and young people will help ensure that this decline continues. The strongly visual and mobile nature of the exhibition maximizes this educational opportunity.

There has also been dramatic and continuing progress in the treatment of infants and children born with heart defects, many of whom have now reached adult life.

Many thousands of people have directly or through involvement with a loved one, experienced cardiac treatment and will wish to interact with this exhibition. Communities will be able to interact with their own history and contribute their own stories and we need your help to enable this.

Want to donate?
Here’s how…

Alternatively, you can choose to donate through internet banking:
AMMT Westpac account: 03-0389-0792746-00.
Please confirm your donation by email to or mail this completed form to AMMT c/- P Holst. PO Box 482, Orewa 0946

Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) is a Registered Charitable Trust CC50444 under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. A receipt enabling donors to claim a tax credit for income tax purposes on cash donations of $5.00 will be forwarded.

For more information please contact:
Margaret Horsburgh: email or phone 021 444 012

Heartfelt thanks go to our generous sponsors and donors

Principal donors
David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation
The Douglas Charitable Trust
Hazel and Alan Kerr
Sir Douglas Myers
Robin Norris
Lindsay Spilman
CSL Containers
Green Lane Research and Education Fund
Pearson & Associates Architects
Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust
Alan Gibbs
Auckland Heart Group
LivaNova PLC
Four Winds Foundation Ltd
The Mazda Foundation Trust
Foundation North
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
Hugo Charitable Trust
One Foundation
JA Ormiston

Auckland Medical History Society
Trevor and Robyn Agnew
Neil Anderson
Philippa Binney
Barratt-Boyes boys
Grace Benson
Elizabeth Berry
SM Bollard
Luise Brandt
Angela Caughey
Challinor-Draffin family
Roy and Sarah Clare
Maria Collins
Annette Delugar
R Doughty
K Helen Dufaur
M G Dunshea
Jennine Fleming
Peter Fleming
Keith Francis
Michael Frawley
Dame Jenny Gibbs
Gabrielle Gimblett-Martin
Ken Graham
Elizabeth Harrington-Chamley

Alistair Haslam
Sir David Hay
Peter Hays
P E Holst
Margaret Horsburgh
Basil Hutchinson
Beverly Johnson
Kay and Jim Judson
Jocelyn Lowe
MD Maxwell
Kevin McLean®
Alan Merry
Amanda Milne
Judy Murphy
National Services Te Paerangi, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
AP and GD Randerson
Laurie Reynolds
Bill and Anne Ringer
JD Robb
SD Roche
The Rotary Club of Ellerslie
The Rotary Club of Rotorua West

Elaine Rush
Clinton Sangster
Desiree Sheahan
Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
David & Georgina Sisam
Warren M Smith
Elizabeth M Steele
Peter Stone
Raewyn Stone
Jenny & Peter Swan
R V Trubuhovich
Susan Twining
Sue Webb
Sue Waddell
Wekatahi Trust Cole Family
Valerie Whitlock
Graeme Woodfield
Barbara Wyley
ZOLL Medical New Zealand

Anonymous – 16 donations

Updated 18 December 2018

Principal sponsor

Special acknowledgement

Lottery Grants Board through the World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage (LWEH) Committee.

A full list of donors is available here.

Get in touch

Address: AMMT, c/- P E HOLST,
PO Box 482, Orewa 0946

AMMT is a Registered Charitable Trust CC50444 under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005.