Photo: Waikato Hospital chaplains, left to right: Rev Daniel Sitaram, Rev Dr Jan Calvert, Pastor Bruce Sligo, Sister Marie Finn and Pastor Sonny Poutapu. The hospital also has a large team of 32 chaplaincy assistants.
“When faced with hardship, trauma or loss, many people find it difficult to talk to their loved ones, or to cope alone,” says Rev Alistair McBride, chairperson of the Waikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust.
Hospital chaplains are there to listen and support, regardless of people’s religious beliefs.
“If patients, families or staff need emotional and spiritual support, then we provide it.”
It’s time to thank the chaplains for all they do, and raise funds for the ongoing work of chaplains as spiritual and emotional support staff at one of New Zealand’s busiest hospitals.
The Waikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust will hold the annual concert, “Hear and Care”, on Saturday 22 August 2015 at 7.30pm to raise funds for the ongoing work of the chaplains.
Date: Saturday 22 August 2015 at 7.30pm
Venue: St Paul’s Collegiate School (Chapel of Christ the King), 77 Hukanui Road, Chartwell.
The concert will feature more than 100 performers, including:
- Soprano Dr Beverley Pullon
- Hamilton Community Gospel Choir
- Petra Voce (St Peter’s School, Cambridge)
- Bel Suono (Waikato Diocesan School for Girls’ choir)
- St Paul’s Collegiate Choir
- Jonathan Mayer (organ solo)
- Per Christe Canimus (St John’s College and Sacred Heart Girls’ College combined choir with soloist)
- The Little Light (current and former pupils from Hamilton Christian School)
- Vision College Vocal Ensemble
- Southwell students
Tickets are only $20 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets call Louise afternoons/evening on 027 278 3366. Door sales will be available on the night.
For more information please contact: Heather Major on 027 315 6031 or contact [email protected]