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Westland Cuddle Cot

Hokitika Lions Club are happy to support Westland Cuddle Cot in their efforts.

Westland Cuddle Cot’s Facebook Page

In memory of our babies, Mackenzie Symmers and Tiernan Oliver.

We are currently fundraising to purchase a Cuddle Cot for Grey Base Hospital to allow bereaved families the much needed time to say goodbye to their angel babies.

Each year an estimated ten families on the West Coast alone lose their babies due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Not only do these families not get to take their babies home, they don’t get a lot of time to spend with them saying goodbye.

A cuddle cot is a specially designed cooling unit that can be placed in any bed or even directly under baby allowing them to be held in your arms. This allows the families much more time before needing to be separated from their babies.

If you would like to help this cause by making a donation, you can do so online by going to


(Givealittle will issue you with a donation receipt for taxation purposes if requested.)