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Supporting terminally ill patients & those who care for them


We provide all our services free of charge. We couldn't do this without donations.
quote.gif We both felt the warmth of the Hospice blanket around us in our isolation - the tiredness, the illness, the coming to terms with the terminal illness were made so much easier by knowing Hospice caring staff were there for us both.
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Make money for hospice

We are constantly surprised and delighted by the inventive ways that people choose to support our work. If you would like to join our team of community fundraisers, read what others are doing and be inspired!
If you have an idea and want to run it by us, ring our fundraising coordinator Lesley Ingham on 425 9535, or email lesley.ingham@hospicehouse.org.nz.

Money bags

Warkworth New World and Northland Waste teamed up in 2012 to make every rubbish day payday for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice.  For every official orange rubbish bag sold at Warkworth New World, 10 cents is donated to hospice. The two companies are contributing 5 cents each for every bag sold, which amounts to about $15,000 a year.
Both companies believe in giving back to the community that supports their business, and have a history of supporting their local hospice.

Small change, big difference

For many years, Warkworth New World has been hosting an annual appeal during Hospice Awareness Week in May. For one week, checkout operators invite customers to add a dollar to their grocery bill as a donation to hospice. This has raised thousands of dollars over the years; in 2016 customers donated more than $3,000. Many thanks to New World owners Anna and Tim Carmichael.
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Fresh funds

Throughout summer and autumn each year, Southern Paprika donates crates of capsicums to hospice every week. Sales of the fruit through our hospice shops raises thousands of dollars to support the costs of providing palliative care in the North Rodney community.

Shoe biz

Carolyne Thomsom and Rob Brooker own Warkworth shoe boutique Imelda's. Since 2012 they have been raising funds for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice by donating $5 for every pair of shoes sold during a specific 4-6 week period. In the first three years they raised more than $3,000.
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Hospice Big Ride

Veteran athlete Jim Sonerson is not fond of sitting around on the sofa. All his life he has sought out physical challenges - show him a marathon, triathlon, ironman or kayak race and he'll probably start training for it. Jim is in his 80s and has survived cancer, but neither age nor illness have slowed him down much. He had planned to cycle 570kms from Gayndah to Noosa in Queensland, Australia, in September 2012, but a training accident put paid to those plans. After recovering from a broken thigh, Jim instead rode 1000kms in 5 days on his stationary bicycle in Warkworth Town Centre.
Jim's efforts inspired people to donate more than $5,000 to help hospice provide palliative care services for people in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness.
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A lesson in fundraising

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice has had the cost of its services covered for a day thanks to the efforts of students from Mahurangi College. The school's Orange House donated $1500 raised from a  Mini Formal Ball mid year. House leader Elizabeth Collings says the ball is held annually to give middle school students their own 'prom' type event. In 2012 Orange House chose to support the Hospice because of its work providing patient care in the home and the community.
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Butterfly biscuits for hospice

When Lynda and Andy Gardner owned The Dough Puncher on Omaha Flats Rd, Lynda would bake delicious ginger butterfly biscuits and sell them to raise funds for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice as a donation.
Lynda had been trying to think of a way to help hospice ever since her mum died. Warkworth Wellsford Hospice helped with her care for only for a few days, but it was enough for Lynda to become passionate about the cause. We wish we had more supporters like her!

Turning courgettes into cash

Ken and Pam Sholson have donated tonnes of courgettes to Warkworth Wellsford Hospice since Ken's mum died under hospice care  more than 10 years ago. The Sholsons run a large commercial green courgette operation at Pt Wells and often have surplus that could go to waste. As well as selling these from a neighbour's roadside stall and giving the proceeds to hospice, Ken and Pam leave bin-fulls for Hospice volunteers to collect and sell in the Warkworth Hospice Shop. This fundraiser makes about $2000 a year for hospice. The Sholsons are motivated by the knowledge that hospice doesn't get a great deal of support from the government.
"Until you've been through the process, you don't really appreciate what they do," Ken says.


Charitable chiropractor

A Warkworth chiropractor's innovative promotion raised more than $500 for Hospice and put 26 people on the path to better health.
Chiropractor Ben Bruce offered new clients a $20 consultation, and donated the fee to Warkworth Wellsford Hospice. The funds helped Hospice buy a television for its training room at Hospice House in Woodcocks Road.
Ben says the promotion was a great way to support a local charity while sharing chiropractic care with the community; he wanted to encouraged people to do something about health issues that may have been niggling at them for some time.
"Often the initial visit is the more expensive one and people often put it off, but prevention is always better than cure," says Ben.

Plastic fantastic

When Frank Grose owned Warkworth company Omega Plastics Ltd, the company donated $250 to Hospice every month as a way of giving back to the community.
Frank Grose said he was pleased to be able to “help the helpers”.
“Hospice is a special ministry that not everybody could do, and we value this kind of work when we see it in the community.
“You do a great job and if people have the wherewithall, they should support you.”

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