Financial help available from Nurses Memorial Fund

June 15, 2022

In these ongoing challenging times of COVID-19, many people are experiencing financial hardship and we write to highlight the help available from the New Zealand Nurses Memorial Fund (NZNMF).

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The NZNMF is closely allied with NZNO, and its philosophy is that it is there to help when social services and someone’s own resources are not enough to meet their needs.

The NZNMF was established as a benevolent fund in 1917 in memory of the 10 nurses lost in the sinking of the Marquette and has supported many nurses in emergencies and times of financial hardship for more than 100 years. We welcome applications from nurses with at least two years’ post-registration experience in New Zealand.

The fund’s income comes from interest on its investments and also from bequests, donations and membership subscriptions. You can become a member or life member and support the fund to help others. You can also encourage donations and bequests.

Applications for assistance can be made to the NZNMF committee by email or by post to NZNMF, PO Box 5363, Dunedin 9054.
Annual subscription is $10 and life membership $100.
Bequests are welcomed.

Helen Williams
Chair,  NZ Nurses Memorial Fund committee