We need your support

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand is funded by generous community organisations, corporate sponsors through our Friends of the Foundation programme and generous, everyday Kiwis. We don't receive Government funding so we rely on these groups to continue our work looking after the respiratory community in New Zealand.

You can create your own fundraising challenge on our brand new fundraising platform fundraise.asthmafoundation.org.nz and help us make a difference.

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Twizel Area School at their fundraising event for Breathe Better September 2022.


One person can create a world of change! If you would like to help support the Foundation here are some things you can do:

  • Download our Fundraising Toolkit and learn how to organise your own fundraising event for the Foundation.
  • Become a donor - join a community of generous people who regularly give to support the Foundation and our work.
  • Get involved in our annual events and campaigns. Sign up to our e-newsletter list so you know what's coming up.

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Download our Fundraising Toolkit here and find out how you can support our work.

Corporates and Businesses

Supporting the Foundation can be good for your business and your employees, as well as benefiting the 1 in 7 Kiwis living with respiratory disease.

  • Join our family of generous corporate sponsors in the Friends of the Foundation programme. This programme forms partnerships with like-minded organisations that care about respiratory health in New Zealand.
  • Organise a team building event: get your team moving for lung health while raising money for the Foundation. We have lots of ideas and suggestions in our Fundraising Toolkit.
  • Is your team involved in a race or event - choose the Foundation as your nominated charity

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The team from our Friends of the Foundation silver sponsor Comfortech ready to tackle Breathe Better September 2022.

Schools and Organisations

We really value the support we receive from schools and community groups. We have lots of ideas on how you can fundraise for us in our Fundraising Toolkit.

If you are organising an event, get in touch: marketing@arfnz.org.nz or 04 495 0099.

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Bake sale held by Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane for World Asthma Day 2022.

Our Better Breathing Heroes

Meet some of the heroes fundraising for the Foundation:


Better Breathing Hero Taumata O Te Rā Lowe celebrated his 21st birthday by organising a fundraising run for the Foundation. Read more about his efforts here.

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Ultra-marathon runner Nick Ashill, returned to the US in 2022, to finish an epic fundraising run for the Foundation. His original effort was paused five years earlier, after he was involved in a serious hit and run. Read about his incredible story here.

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Upper Hutt man Shane Ross ran 21km over 21 weeks in early 2022 raising funds for the Foundation. Shane has lived with asthma since childhood and wanted prove to others that asthma does not need to be a barrier to reaching your goals. Read more about his story here.

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