Farmers in Oamaru and Dunedin Raise $38,054 for Otago Community Hospice
More than $763,000 has been donated to hospice services around the country following the Christmas fundraising campaign supported by all Farmers Departments stores.
Once again Farmers customers and staff were fully behind the campaign – purchasing the limited edition bauble and making donations to the Tree of Remembrance. 100% of all funds donated in each store remain in the local community, helping to ensure that hospice care remains free of charge for people with life-limiting conditions, their families and whānau.
For the people of Otago, the donation of $38,054 makes a measurable difference to the fundraising target of $2.5 million that ensures Otago Community Hospice continues to offer its specialist palliative care service free of charge to all those who need it in the Otago Region.
“Not only did the team at Farmers embrace raising funds for our hospice, they also worked as ambassadors for our services, helping the community to better understand the work we do. The awareness raising that comes from being involved with Farmers is invaluable. The enthusiasm and commitment from all staff and the people of Dunedin and Oamaru have contributed to this amazing result. Thank you so much,” says Hospice CEO Ginny Green.
This is the fifth year that Farmers throughout New Zealand have supported Hospice donating nearly $3.5Million to help keep services free of charge.
Otago Community Hospice CEO: Ginny Green, Ph: 027 487 2345
Nikki Newton-Cross, Head of Corporate Relations, Farmers, 021 190 7036
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