our charity partners

Our Charity Partner for Balloons over Waikato 2024:


Once again, our nominated charity for 2024 is the fantastic Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club. Waikato Sunrise Rotary is one of five Rotary clubs in Hamilton, all committed to supporting the communities we live in.

Rotarians are business, professional and community people applying their time and talents to addressing some of the toughest challenges in our communities. The 45 members of Waikato Sunrise Rotary volunteer in “hands on” roles working positively to raise funds to support people and organisations in our own neighbourhood and also neighbourhoods around the world.

As Rotarians they understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we focus our service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, supporting children and youth in need, supporting education, and health.

Waikato Sunrise Rotary is excited about the opportunity of working with Balloons Over Waikato to raise money for their nominated cause, Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.


We are delighted to be partnering with Waikato Sunrise Rotary who will provide in excess of 80 volunteers for the event.

Waikato Sunrise Rotary Charity of Choice:

True colours children’s health trust

True Colours Children’s Health Trust supports children with a serious health condition and their families.  We ensure the right mix of care is provided to support your child and family through the difficulties and grief of a chronic, life-limiting or life-threatening illness.  Utilising counselling, child-based therapies, nursing, and education, we help families face the huge emotional and psychological challenges of caring for a seriously ill child.  We also work with bereaved parents and siblings when a child (or brother or sister) dies.  Ours is a unique service, with no other region having an organisation like ours, providing our model of care to families.

True Colours is a free service, provided for as long as it’s needed.