Give the gift of comfort and support to some of the region’s sickest residents this festive season.

We need your help to raise $55,000 to buy 22 specialised lift reclining chairs for the acute inpatient wards at Taranaki Base Hospital. We are also aiming to raise an additional $15,000 for safe, practical and comfortable chairs and furniture for mental health facility Te Puna Waiora. 

Your support will give the gift of comfort to many across Taranaki as they recover from major illnesses. 

Donate to Chairs for Health

Thanks to local support

RJ Eager has partnered with us, supplying the La-Z-Boy Astor Platinum lift recliner chairs at a significantly reduced price – $2,499. The regular selling price for these chairs would be $3,789.

We will be recognising the generosity of donors who donate the full amount for chairs with plaques on the chair you have paid for. Your support is essential to help us provide these chairs, which have several key therepeutic features: 

  • Zero gravity position, which aids in patient comfort
  • Independent back and footrest movement
  • The hand control can be positioned to the left or right
  • Fully enclosed mechanism even in the highest raised lift position
  • Vinyl upholstery for superior cleaning in a hospital environment


Cathy Thomson and Marrisa Cope from TDHB receive a demonstration of the chair from Michael Eager.



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Safe furniture for Mental Health

Funds raised will also see Te Puna Waiora receive Abecca designed ‘safe’ chairs and furniture, which are soft but also highly durable and designed specifically for this purpose. The ward currently uses hard rimu furniture, which poses a danger to patients.

The new furniture is constructed with light weight, fire retardant commercial grade foam, with no hard construction materials such as wood or metal. Your donation will allow us to make sure patients are comfortable but most importantly are kept safe while in Te Puna Waiora.

How to donate

The easiest way to donate is online. Click the button below to go to our secure payment form.

Donate to Chairs for Health

You can donate to our cause by bank transfer, using the following details: 

Account name: Taranaki Health Foundation
Account number: 15 3942 0837510 00
Reference: YOUR NAME
(Please contact us directly for a receipt as we will not have your address)

Business donations

If you are a business looking to donate, please contact Grant Carter, our Donor Relationship Manager.

We have many opportunities for businesses to support The Taranaki Health Foundation. Your support will allow us to reach our goals faster, as well as working with you to tie in with your business objectives. 

Contact Grant