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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 peter.holst@xtra.co.nz 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 m.horsburgh@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 444 012

Principal sponsor

Special acknowledgement

Lottery Grants Board through the World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee

Supported by

Architettura

Auckland Bioengineering Institute,
The University Of Auckland

CSL Containers

MOTAT – Museum of Transport and Technology

Paradigm Associates Ltd

Pearson & Associates Architects

Vero Insurance NZ

Principal donors

Auckland Heart Group

David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation

The Douglas Charitable Trust

Edwards Lifesciences

Four Winds Foundation Ltd

Foundation North

Hugo Charitable Trust

Green Lane Research and Education Fund

The Mazda Foundation Trust

Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust

LivaNova PLC

Alan Gibbs

JA Ormiston

Hazel and Alan Kerr

Sir Douglas Myers

Robin Norris

Lindsay Spilman

One Foundation

The Heart Trust Waikato & BOP

Waikato Health Trust

donors

Auckland Medical History Society

Trevor and Robyn Agnew

Neil Anderson

Grace Benson

Elizabeth Berry

Barratt-Boyes boys

Philippa Binney

SM Bollard

Luise Brandt

Angela Caughey

Challinor-Draffin family

Roy and Sarah Clare

Maria Collins

Annette Delugar

George Dingle

R Doughty

K Helen Dufaur

MG Dunshea

Jennine Fleming

Peter Fleming

Keith Francis

Michael Frawley

Dame Jenny Gibbs

GA Gimblett-Martin

Ken Graham

Elizabeth Harrington-Chamley

Alistair Haslam

Sir David Hay

Peter Hays

PE Holst

Margaret Horsburgh

Basil Hutchinson

Beverly Johnson

Kay and Jim Judson

Sir John Logan Campbell 
Residuary Estate

Jocelyn Lowe

MD Maxwell

Kevin McLean

Medmovie.com®

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

Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise

Elaine Rush

Clinton Sangster

Desiree Sheahan

David & Georgina Sisam

Warren M Smith

Spark Foundation
Give-a-Little

Elizabeth M Steele

Peter Stone

Raewyn Stone

Jenny & Peter Swan

RV Trubuhovich

Susan Twining

Sue Webb

Sue Waddell

Wekatahi Trust Cole Family

Valerie Whitlock

Graeme Woodfield

Barbara Wyley

ZOLL Medical New Zealand

Anonymous – 16 donations

In collaboration with

AMMT gratefully acknowledge permissions granted to reproduce copyright material in this exhibition. Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and obtain permission for the use of copyright material. AMMT apologizes for any errors or omissions and would be grateful if notified of any omissions.

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

Email: admin@bravehearts.co.nz
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.