North Haven is supported by a wonderful community who help us in many ways.
With the support of local sponsors, businesses, individuals, community groups and volunteers we aim to meet our annual funding shortfall via a range of fundraising activities including events, Community Grant applications and Planned Giving.
Our Fundraising and Communications team works closely with our community to create a greater awareness of hospice services within our community through storytelling using a range of communications and media, fundraising and community events.
In December 2017 our Hospice Memory Trees sparkled all over town and with the assistance of Morris and Morris who generously contributed $1 for each $2 donated raised more $21,000. Thanks to our 'army' of incredible volunteers for being there at the trees at this time of the year, to the many businesses who hosted the trees in their front entrances and all those who so generously donated again this year.
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the loving messages which are left on the trees ? They are carefully removed and blessed and then they are given to Morris and Morris for cremation. A small ceremony is then held at Hospice where they are scattered into the gardens.
In December our local Whangarei Farmers team, as part of the National 'Caring Connections in our Community' and Tree of Remembrance campaign raised $16, 679.78 through donations and the sale of Christmas baubles in their store. The baubles were limited editions and are produced each year for sale exclusively in Farmers stores throughout the country. An amazing effort by Farmers on behalf of Hospices across New Zealand and in particular Farmers Whangarei. We are very humbled.
In November 2017 the Girls' Club House Tours raised an astounding $38,000 for Hospice which will greatly assist us with refurbishing and making the interior of our base a more pleasant environment for patients and their families and visitors and also the staff who are based here. THANK YOU to our amazing Girls' Club and to all who supported the event.
Kowhai & Koru...the heart of North Haven Hospice.
Remember if you are looking for a special gift you might like to purchase a copy of our book
Available at our Whangarei shop or at the reception desk at North Haven Hospice for $40 a copy.