Haere mai, céad míle fáilte & welcome to the Hugo Charitable Trust

Hugo Charitable Trust

Over $15 million donated since 2017

Mark Owens

From our Chair

A big focus for Hugo this year has been on housing, with significant donations to Mission Home Ground in Auckland, The St Vincent de Paul Pavitt Street Housing Project in Christchurch, and Hawthorndale Care Village in Invercargill. The Hugo House at Lake Hayes continues to be popular with many families and groups enjoying a holiday in Central Otago…



Maryanne Green established the Hugo Charitable Trust in 2017 to continue the legacy of helping others started by her father, Hugh Green. Hugh Green’s aim was to assist poor people in social and medical areas; to give back to the people of New Zealand but never forgetting where he came from.

Hugo Trustees


Our annual report provides a record of all of our annual donations along with feature stories on many of the charities and individuals which the Hugo Charitable Trust donates to. We hope you’ll find it an informative and enjoyable read.


Hugo House was set up to make it possible for people to have a holiday when they would find it difficult to do so otherwise. Hugo House features three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six people. The house is wheelchair accessible and two of the bedrooms have electrically adjustable care beds.


“The house is so perfect and the location was amazing. I can’t thank you enough for this amazing opportunity to stay there. It was a very special time for our family after a couple of years battling cancer during the pandemic.” Jason Oxenham & family

Hugo House 2023