• Be strong and courageous,

    the best is yet to come

  • You are braver than you believe,

    stronger than you seem,

    smarter than you think,

    and loved more than you know.

Brave Hearts

Life for some babies whether born prematurely or full term sometimes starts in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While the NICU team do an excellent job providing all the support the baby needs, it can actually be a pretty hard and stressful journey for the parents or carers involved. Brave Hearts was formed in Feb 2017 to create ‘care packages’ for these NICU families.

What can a care package do, you may ask?

Our hope with these care packages is that the person receiving them will know they are not alone, and we hope our bag of goodies will inspire families with the hope of tomorrow and bring some cheer to their day.

All our packages will be going to families based in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Wellington Hospital.

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All our gift bags currently go to the families of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Wellington Hospital.
Christmas 2020

One of the biggest project of the year is Christmas, We are planning to drop off around 100 bags at NICU in Wellington and...

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Mother Day

All mums whether they have been there for a day or 100 days here given a little goodie bag. All the products were donated by...

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Monthly Care Packages

We would love your support towards making these care packages each month. Our goal is to give a goodie bag to every NICU mum in...

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Thanks to these amazing companies for their generous contribution to make our projects happen.
Eco Store

JED'S Coffee Co


Nairns Oatcakes


Whittakers Chocolate

Bio Honey

Water Wipes

Little Genie

Avalanche Coffee

New World, Churton Park


Red Seal

Glow Lab

Harraway Oats

Thankful Hearts

We love what we do and love it even more when we get feedback from those who received a care bag. The following are some lovely messages we recently received.

"Thank you for all your effort and sacrifice Brave Hearts. Dads in NICU were stoked this morning with their gifts! You’re making a difference, so from the staff and parents here, thank you again!"

Brierley H​

"Thanks heaps for the fathers day package in NICU yesterday, it was an awesome surprise :)"


"This was so amazing to find next to our girl this morning, you made one Dad very happy. Thank you!"

Emma L

"Thanks Brave Hearts! The fathers day gifts were fantastic and completely unexpected. Much kudos to all you do."

Mathew W

"Yesterday I received the most wonderful gift bag and card from your team. Thank you so much! Yesterday was my very first Mother's Day and I was really struggling. My son was born almost two weeks ago at 33 weeks. He's a teeny tiny little guy and it's been a tough journey for us through the pregnancy and now. Your package made me smile and it helps so much to know you are not alone. I still cry everyday so having your gift waiting for me was a lovely moment."

Victoria J

"Thank you so much to Brave Hearts for the beautiful packs that were generously donated to go in the Mother's Day Gifts today."

The Wellington Neonatal Trust