August Newsletter 2023

Posted Sunday August 20, 2023
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It's time for us to look forward to spring and summer and for us here at Hospice that means quite a line-up of fundraising events.

These events, more often than not, are run by volunteers in the community – supporting us through car rallies, dinner events, golf tournaments and Christmas raffles. 

I always find it catches me by surprise how much people do for us year after year. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have a community which supports us so wholeheartedly, despite many facing challenges of their own. 

This year, we too are facing the impacts of inflation and this is challenging us like no other time, with a new fundraising target of $3.2 million - nearly three times what our target used to be just seven years ago. 

We know we need more sustainable fundraising to be able to reach this target, and that is why we are absolutely thrilled to have added the two Wānaka Hospice shops to our network, thanks to the very generous Upper Clutha Hospice Trust who developed these shops and handed the keys of both to Otago Community Hospice on 1st June this year. See the extended story in this newsletter

Our shops continue to raise a significant amount of money – this last year an incredible $1.3 million. And the new shops will add more to this. 

Our service remains a vital one for so many patients and their whānau all around Otago – making a tremendous difference for those facing terminal illness. 

But to do this for free we still rely heavily on our donations, so please keep us in mind as you think about your donation dollar. 

As always, a very big thanks for all your support, I hope you will continue to support our Hospice, ensuring our free, excellent palliative care service for all those who need it. 

Ngā mihi mahana 

GINNY GREEN CEO Otago Community Hospice 

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