Jason Gunn and his family have realised the importance of having a good health system – now they are ambassadors to a health foundation.
Gunn and his family have teamed up with The Maia Health Foundation, a charity that raises money for projects to improve Christchurch Hospital.
Following Gunn’s heart attack in January he realised how important it was to have support for the patients and families available, so joining the foundation was an easy choice for his family.
“A little can go a long way, if you have a child in hospital, you want to be right by their side the whole time. One of the many things Māia is fundraising for in the children’s ward is parents’ beds next to every child’s bed – what a world of difference that will make,” Gunn said.
His family, Janine Morrell-Gunn and their children Eve, Grace, Faith and Louis are excited to support a venture that has been recently very close to their own hearts.
Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, New Zealand Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Bic Runga, and former Christchurch Boys’ High School Head Boy/cancer survivor Jake Bailey are also involved in the foundation.
Maia’s first two projects are for a future-proofed rooftop helipad and clinical support unit and major enhancements to the children’s wards at the new Acute Services Building being constructed at the Christchurch Hospital site.
The foundation is committed to raising $5.2m to be raised by 2018. Donations can be made here: https://secure.fundraiserpro.com/donate/maiahealthfoundation/