Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


Anna Skelton is a 34 year old young woman with a gorgeous 3 year old daughter, Zoe. Anna unfortunately has metastatic breast cancer, and although a real fighter, she has some big battles ahead of her.
Anna has written to the Trust with one very specific wish..... to take her gorgeous daughter to the snow. Anna also managed to slip in the fact, that she has always wanted to stay at the Chateau Tongariro!! The Chateau Tongariro Hotel has kindly obliged and Anna, her Dad, and 3 year old Zoe are heading down to the mountain from 5-7th September.

The Mount Ruapehu Alpine Lifts have organised free ski gear, passes for the lifts and sledding, plus a $60 voucher for lunch at Knoll Ridge Café. The Chateau Tongariro Hotel will look after the family for dinner one night and the Powderhorn Chateau in Ohakune will do so on the second night of their stay.

On their way home the team will be stopping off at Tokaanu Thermal Pools for a swim. Lunch will be sorted for them all at Picollo Cafe in Taupo.

We wish Anna and her family a wonderful time together.