A small donation on your monthly bill can make a big difference.
We've been a 5 Star Sponsor of the Starship Foundation since 2001. And through this partnership, our customers have created a lasting legacy at our national children's hospital by donating millions of dollars. Their generosity helps the amazing team at Starship provide world-class medical care to our precious children.
Your donations have bought 200 fold down beds that let parents and caregivers spend the night in the same hospital room as their kids.
Thanks to you, the General Paediatrics ward now has a light, bright, modern and well-equipped playroom.
Besides creating a welcoming reception and play area for the new operating theatre, our donations have provided private areas for parents and whānau to wait while their kids are in surgery.
Funded solely by our donations, this $1.4 million project now makes outpatient visits a more comfortable, less stressful experience.
Every cent of your donation goes to support The Starship Foundation. Around 25,000 Mercury customers donate as little as $2 on their monthly bill. It all adds up.
Combined with our contributions, our customers have donated $10m over the past 18 years. Now that's wonderful!
$10 m donated to starship since 1999
25K MERCURY CUSTOMERS DONATE EVERY MONTH
16 YEARS WE’VE BEEN A 5 STAR SPONSOR
The generosity of our customers has helped to fund projects over the years such as:
the first of its kind in New Zealand, to help young children at risk of vision loss.
a flying intensive care unit to treat critically ill and injured children from all over the country and transport them to Starship Hospital.
fitted out with life-saving equipment to bring desperately sick babies to Starship from anywhere in the country.
to help save the lives of unborn twins affected by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
providing free ear checks and specialist ear health services to children in the community.
including an echocardiography system to give surgeons 4D images of the heart.
for children and staff in the new Medical Specialties and Neuroservices wards (Level 6).
providing a colourful and child friendly alternative to the traditional IV poles.
to brighten the walls of the wards and make the environment more child friendly.
to keep vulnerable and premature babies warm.
where families can wait close by their child during surgery.
provided in the rooms for a parent/caregiver to stay with their child in comfort.
including an introduction course and equipment.
which can be taken to the rooms of children unable to leave their beds.
was upgraded and transformed.
was bringing much needed joy and laughter to Starship children.
for clinical teams to train and practice their skills.
If you're a Mercury customer you can add a monthly donation today on your bill. Log in to My Account and start donating today.
If you're not a Mercury customer you can join us to support Starship.