Big Heart Appeal street collection update

Due to the new community cases of Covid-19 and the changes to Alert levels throughout the country, the Heart Foundation has made the hard decision to cancel this year's Big Heart Appeal Street Collection.

The safety of all New Zealanders is our priority and due to the new community cases of Covid-19, we have decided to cancel our Big Heart Appeal Street Collection.

We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who were prepared to give their time for us.

The Big Heart Appeal is our largest public fundraising activity of the year, that generates vital funds for heart research and without the street collection we need people more than ever to support us.

How you can help

Please support us by donating online or by calling 0800 830 100.

Your generosity and support means so much to the 170,000 Kiwis living with heart disease. 

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps to fund life-saving research during this difficult time.  

If you have registered to volunteer for the Big Heart Appeal Street Collection, we will be in touch to advise the best way to return collection buckets. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 0800 244 432 or

Stay safe. Stay well. Kia kaha New Zealand.

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