Koru Care Otago Charitable Trust

Formed in 1988, Koru Care Otago is a Charitable Trust made up of Otago residents. Koru Care Otago is reliant on help from the community to raise the funds needed to make these dreams come true.


On each trip to Australia, Koru Care Otago provides airfares, accommodation, meals, Theme Park visits, medical care and 24 hour volunteer caregivers for a group of 12 children.


A child's smile can turn any bad day upside down. We are committed to those smiles, changing tomorrow by helping however we can today.


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Are you able to help?


Each trip costs about $30 000, much of it fundraised by the same volunteers who take the children on the trips.


You can help by:

  • Supporting our fundraising events.
  • Making a donation (one-off or recurring) to 06-0901-0370658-00
  • Sponsoring a child on a trip. Ask a committee member about how this could work for your business.

Thank YOU for helping us to raise many children's smiles.


For more information, or to discuss how you can help, please contact us at korucareotago@gmail.com or visit us at www.korucareotago.org.nz or call the president Jenny Rayns on 027 498 4519.


Richard Harley - Much loved member of Koru Care Otago


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Koru Care fundraises every penny to provide these children with:

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  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Entry to all the attractions
  • Meals
  • On-site medical care and 24 hour caregivers

...more information


Apply for your child to go on a Koru Care Otago trip:

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If you would like to apply to send your child on a Koru Care Otago trip please download and complete the application form and send it in to us.


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Koru Care Otago Charitable Trust is Sponsored by:

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