Whoosh Newsletter

In this Issue:

  • CanBreathe services operating across all COVID-19 Alert levels;
  • Golden rules for Alert Level 1;
  • Flu Tracker;
  • Social connection—A key to health and wellbeing;
  • What is Bronchiectasis;
  • Bronchiectasis Research—volunteers wanted;
  • Free insulation offer;
  • Special thanks to our supporters and suppliers
  • Entertainment Memberships & discounts;
  • Upcoming public events;
  • Health Professionals’ Corner — upcoming Education opportunities;

Supporter Spotlight

It has been a tough time for us all over the last few months.  What has been heartening is the generousity of our supporters and suppliers.  We would like to say a special thanks to the following organisations who have gone the extra mile and made a difference by helping us to help others.

Sharp – for sponsoring the printing of this newsletter, because of them you get access to valuable information to read and enjoy, delivered right to your home

Nectar, Silvereye Solutions and One Call

— for IT support and remote system set up that enabled CanBreathe staff to work remotely and continue deliverying services throughout all COVID-19 alert levels

Triple Treasures – for donating the hand sanitiser spray when it was so hard to get

CCN/CPRG—for the spirometry restart pack and filters.



Purchase your 2020/21 Entertainment Membership and help support children with asthma

The Gift of Entertainment is a new Digital Membership valid from 12 months from the day of activation.  You can buy that special someone a Single City or Multi City Membership so they can save year-round on everything they love to do.

Simply buy it, print it, gift it!  Just order and pay online.

Entertainment Book Christmas Gift

Honey Fundraiser –  100% natural Westland honey available at the CanBreathe offices at 196 Hills Road, Christchurch

Natural Raw Honey

Upcoming public events:

Baby Expo – New date & location 

Date: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September   9.00 to 4:00 pm,

Venue: Airforce Museum, Wigram

For more information or to get free entry tickets go to www.christchurchbabyexpo.co.nz


Better Breathing Coffee Group – regular sessions

New Brighton Group —Tuesday 10:30 – 11.30am
St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 109 Marriotts Road.
Contact: Taihira (03) 389 6728


Edgeware Group — Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 11.30am
CanBreathe rooms, 196 Hills Road
Contact: Pauline (03) 381 0547


Phillipstown Group — Monday 10:00 – 11:30
Exercise from 10 to 10.30 then Coffee, Chat, bikkies
Guest Speakers from 10.30 to 11.30.
Phillipstown Hub. Room 4.

Health Professionals’ Corner

NZ Respiratory Conference

Date: 5th & 6th November 2020

Venue: Te Papa, Wellington

For more information and to register go to www.nzrc2020.com/


Asthma & COPD Fundamentals Masterclass

For more information on the course and/or to register for the next Masterclass please email us at office@canbreathe.org.nz or call 386 0278.


CanBreathe Whoosh Newsletter Winter 2020

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