Invaluable Partnership with Farmers Thrives

Posted Monday January 30, 2023
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Dunedin and Oamaru Farmers stores raised $35,000 for Otago Community Hospice with their Christmas bauble and donation campaign at the end of 2022.

Otago Community Hospice CEO Ginny Green is thrilled with the campaign’s success which has increased year on year by nearly $4000.

“For the people of Otago, the money raised by our fabulous Farmers teams in Dunedin and Oamaru will enable usto continue delivering services throughout the district and all the while developing and adapting to the needs of our communities.

Once again Farmers staff have been incredible ambassadors for us, not only helping to raise funds, but also helping the community to better understand the work we do. The awareness raising that comes from partnering with Farmers is invaluable. The enthusiasm and commitment from all staff and the people of Dunedin and Oamaru just astounds me year on year.”

Hospices across the country have been overwhelmed by the generous support of Farmers stores and customers in the lead up to Christmas. The annual Farmers Christmas Campaign has raised over $905,000 for hospices this year.

Wayne Naylor, Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa / Hospice New Zealand Chief Executive says:

“I am once again amazed by the generosity of Farmers customers and the incredible support of Farmers stores and staff in helping to keep hospice care available and free for all those who need it, especially at a time when financial uncertainly is affecting so many people and businesses.

The Farmers Christmas Charity Campaign brings much needed financial support to the hospices in the same community that raised the funds. To know that over $900,000 has been raised through donations and the sale of the special Christmas bauble is just incredible and we are extremely grateful.”

Now in its ninth year, the Farmers Christmas Campaign has raised in full nearly $7M, helping to ensure anyone with a life-limiting illness can access hospice care, so they can live life well until the end.

Michael Power, Chief Financial Officer of Farmers says, “At Farmers we are extremely proud of the amount raised during our Christmas hospice campaign through a combined effort and generous donations made by our customers, our staff, and our business. Farmers has been at the heart of New Zealand communities for over 110 years. We are delighted to make a positive difference in our communities through our long-standing relationship with Hospice.


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