Ranchhod Foundation Wishes

Ranchhod Foundation launches-Raman Ranchhod

We feel extremely privileged to be able to honour the memory of our beloved father Raman Ranchhod, through the establishment of the Ranchhod Foundation Wishes, in conjunction with Indian Newslink.  Raman was a dedicated family and community man, who gave his time effortlessly to help and guide those around him. The news of his illness was extremely hard to fathom for the family and also for the wider community at large. He was a people’s person and the positive impact he has had on many lives, many of which were communicated to us after his passing, is overwhelming and encouraging. 

The Ranchhod Foundation was established in 2011 with the vision of aiding in the betterment of humankind. We, as a family, have undertaken many charitable projects in New Zealand and overseas through the Foundation, including health and eye camps, donations of crucial medical equipment, providing shelter to elderly abuse victims and providing free-of-charge medical services through our Laduben Ranchhod Hospital in Navsari, India.


Ranchhod launches- Mahesh and Tejal Ranchhod announcing the launchRanchhod Foundation Wishes is a effort close to our hearts. Any person, of any age, with a terminal or life debilitating medical condition, or even finding themselves in a situation beyond their control, are invited to apply. The wishes will be vetted by a Board on behalf of the Ranchhod Foundation and Indian Newslink. It will be an ongoing initiative, however we are positively anticipating to present the first recipient at the tenth Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards. This initiative will be very emotional  however will also pull at our heart-strings and be extremely fulfilling.


For an application form, please refer to the Indian Newslink website or click on the link below:

Ranchhod Foundation Wishes Application Form

Elderly Care Housing Project with Shanti Niwas

At some point, as we grow older, we all need a little help dealing with life’s issues. This is especially true for the older people migrating from all over the world. The added barriers of different languages and cultural backgrounds can create a feeling of exclusion and isolation, which in turn, can lead to depression and mental health issues.

The Ranchhod Foundation are excited about our new alliance with Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust and to be part of the Shanti Niwas Emergency Housing Project.  The Foundation will be providing emergency shelter for senior citizens from the Indian and South Asian communities who are in an abusive or unsafe environment, or in dire need of emergency accommodation, and assist these seniors to lead a good quality life by providing them with the required support services.

We look forward to a great partnership with Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust.



Service at Starship Hospital

The Ranchhod Foundation undertake a number of charitable causes in New Zealand, with a focus on the aiding of children in need. As such the Foundation provides regular donations to the Starship Children’s Hospital with the direct purpose of supplying equipment for life threatening conditions, such as foetal blood pressure monitors and medicine measuring electronic devices.


The foetal monitors, blood pressure machines and medicine measuring electronic devices are used in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  We had the pleasure of visiting NICU and were absolutely overwhelmed at the care provided to the premature babies struggling to survive.  For more information, please visit Starship’s website – www.starship.org.nz

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All Blacks Charitable Auction

In September 2010, the Ranchhod Foundation won a chairty bid for a 2010 All Blacks rugby jersey framed and signed by the current team which was organised by Turners Auctions. The proceeds of $8,150 went to At Heart New Zealand which support children with heart conditions and their families. The Ranchhod Foundation is proud to support such a worthy cause and wish At Heart New Zealand every success in achieving its goals.