Concert planned for hospital chaplains in the Waikato

A concert is being planned to raise funds for chaplains at Waikato Hospital, who between them help 30,000 patients a year.

The Waikato Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee Charitable Trust will hold a concert “Hear and Care” on August 30.

The current chaplaincy team at Waikato Hospital is made up of three ecumenical chaplains, one Catholic chaplain, one Maori chaplain and 26 volunteer chaplaincy assistants.

The trust aims to raise 50 per cent of the chaplains’ stipends each year through charitable grants and donations from fundraising events like this concert.

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Chapel of Christ the King in Hamilton will host the “Hear and Care”, which will feature more than 100 performers from 10 local acts.

Per Christe Canimus, which is the St John’s College and Sacred Heart Girls’ College combined choir, with soloist Ben Stucki, is one of the acts.

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