For over 25 years Wishbone Walks have been funding NZ based orthopaedic research that transforms people’s lives through increased mobility and aims to help patients recover more quickly from injury or skeletal pain. We're moving with the times & trying new ways of fundraising for this important research, so all over New Zealand our orthopaedic specialists host fundraising events for research that then benefits New Zealanders of all ages. Please join them in making a difference.
Ways you can make a difference...
The Foundation's charitable activities are funded by many sources - including individual donations, fundraising events, business contributions, investments and bequests.
Please support the Foundation and help researchers improve the lives of New Zealanders. You can do this by donating now or joining us at event near you.
Perhaps for now you’d just like to join the Wishbone Club? We’ll keep in touch via email newsletters to let you know about upcoming events & research results.
It’s all about helping…
Amanda broke her back in 2001 after having previously broken her ankle. Her mum has had two shoulder replacements, her aunt has had a broken shoulder, and her mother-in-law and grandmother have both had hip replacements - so their family is very aware of what orthopaedic services support!
Amanda says her and her mum both received amazing care during their surgery and in rehab so when they found out about Wishbone walks & their aims, she was quick to sign her & husband Shane up for the stair climb at Eden Park.
2021 Galleries & Debriefs...
As Wishbone Walks or other events take place, we'll update the website with info & any photos we receive.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that's come along or supported Wishbone via a donation in the past - check out plans for Wishbone Relay 2024!
Rotorua had fun hosting a Wishbone Walk on April 17 2021 & you can see a selection of their photos here
Saturday 15 May 2021 was pretty cold & wet in Palmerston North, but nonetheless a group of hardy souls & the Mayor opted to walk the whole 3.4 km Bridge Loop - well done!
Invercargill knocked it out of the park with their action packed walk inside Southland Hospital on Saturday 15 May 2021& you can see their photos here
On Sunday 23 May 2021 Middlemore Hospital hosted a walk at the Manukau Superclinic with refreshments & information in the clinic foyer to warm up after walking in less than balmy weather.
You can see a few photos of their undampened supporters here
August 8th 2021 was Dunedin's Wishbone Walk & the wintery weather didn't phase them as it was held in the covered Forsyth Barr Stadium. Turnout was strong & Prizes & You can see a few photos here
Other events planned for 2021 sadly had to be cancelled or deferred until 2022 due to Covid.
Upcoming Wishbone Events
Wishbone Relay 2024 - South IslandSix epic journeys to choose from! Packaged to make it easy for you to get out, take on a fun challenge in the great NZ outdoors & support orthopaedic research at the same time. Individual trip details will be available soon, but save the date!
Wishbone Relay 2024 - North IslandSeventeen epic journeys & classic Kiwi days out to choose from! We've worked hard to make it easy for you to get out in the great NZ outdoors & support orthopaedic research at the same time. Individual trip details will be available soon, but save the date!
Get in touch
Have you already been part of a Wishbone Foundation event?
Perhaps you’d like to share with us your own (or a loved ones) orthopaedic experience?
We’d love to hear your story & see your photos or answer any questions you may have.