The Torrens Fund is an initiative of Positive Women Inc. to fund HIV+ children and teens in New Zealand to attend the Positive Kids Camps in Australia. The Fund has been named in honour of Shirley Torrens who was a founding member of Positive Women Inc. in 1990 who has since passed away.
The Positive Kids Camps are an initiative of the Paediatric HIV Service at Sydney Children's Hospital which works with children, families and pregnant women living with HIV. It is the only service of its kind in Australasia and provides medical management, psycho-social support, research, consultation and education.
Each year since 1990, the service has facilitated camps for children and families living with HIV. The aims of the camps are to:
There is no equivalent service available in New Zealand. We want to give New Zealand children and teens living with HIV the opportunity to attend these camps
If you would like more information on the camps contact our Social Worker, Marietta Chapman:
Phone: 09 623 9183 or 0800 769 848
To make a donation to the Torrens Fund we have set up a fundraising page online through GiveALittle, click here to make a secure credit card donation
To donate by direct deposit, the details are:
Positive Women Inc. (Torrens Fund) Acct number BNZ 020160 0411335 83
Or post a cheque made out to Positive Women Inc. (Torrens Fund) to PO Box 56076, Dominion Road, Auckland, 1446