Dame Catherine Tizard, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO

" Variety - The Children's Charity works hard every year to help and support New Zealand's children and has been bringing sunshine, comfort and happiness to the lives of sick and disadvantaged children since 1989. Please join me in making a difference to the lives of our children " 

Vice Patrons

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE 

" I am continually impressed with the quality and professionalism of Variety's events and that so many children and  organisations have been able to receive the support they need and deserve " 

Sir George Fistonich, KNZM

" Variety - The Children's Charity has a long and successful history supporting children in need and I am honoured to offer my support as Vice Patron. Having built a successful company through recognizing and nurturing young talent I welcome the opportunity to play a part in helping enrich the lives of those children less fortunate " 

Simon Dallow

 " Variety - The Children’s Charity and I share the same ethos around helping children and young people to reach their full potential. It’s the real and tangible difference that Variety makes to these young New Zealanders that keeps me going and I hope that I can motivate others to get involved with this inspirational charity "


Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie. Variety provided a $1000 grant so his family could purchase a Vitamix blender for his meals. Charlie was born with a condition called tracheal-esophageal atresia which... Read more