The latest from the Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand - Xmas 2021
Meri Kirihimete from HFNZ
With the holiday season upon us, and another tough year behind, now is a good time to sit back and take stock.
2021 has been another long year in many ways, and a challenge for many of us. Covid took over much of what we all had planned for the year, limiting the opportunities for HFNZ members to get together. However, we were able to stay connected, and support one another when times got tough. The Youth Camp in July was timely, and it was lovely to see our younger members reconnecting after a long break. As the year has rolled on, it has been heartening to see members and staff coming together to ensure that everyone has what they need to carry on. We have a fantastic member-base, and we're committed to providing the best support and advocacy we can.
For many Kiwis, this time of year is a chance to have a well-earned break, and to connect with friends and family. However, it's important to remember that there are a number of other celebrations and religious festivals that go on across New Zealand and around the world. From the Buddhist Bohdi day, to the Jewish Hanukkah, the Islamic Milad un Nabi, the Hindu Pancha Ganapati, and the Christian Christmas, not to mention the good old secular summer holiday, there's plenty to love at this time of year.
At HFNZ we love this time of year as much as you do, and we'll be taking some time off to enjoy it too. That means Outreach and admin services will be closed from 2pm on 23 December, and will reopen at 9am on 10 January. During this time you'll still be able to get hold of the duty Outreach Worker if you need to. Just call 0508 FACTOR (322 867).
Whatever your reason for celebrating, the Board and staff here at HFNZ wish you all a happy, fun, and relaxing time this holiday season.
HFNZ National Family Camp
Registrations are now open for National Family Camp on 19 - 22 April, 2022, at the Christian Youth Camp in Ngāruawāhia.
It is likely that you will need a My Vaccine Pass to use the venue, so please make sure you are fully vaccinated, and get your pass as soon as you can.
National Family Camp is for families where a child aged 0 - 10 has a diagnosed bleeding disorder, or is the sibling of of a child with a bleeding disorder.
Young families, where a child is newly diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, often need support and information to manage the impact of the disorder on their family. The National Family Camp enables parents to access education in a supportive environment, while their children are enjoying their own recreational programmes.
Opportunities are included for families to mix together so that they can establish friendships and develop support networks with other families who understand and live with bleeding disorders.
Spaces are limited, so click the button to register your whānau today!