Farmers Hospice Campaign Starts Today in Dunedin and Oamaru Farmers Stores
There are two ways Farmers customers can support their local hospice from today until Christmas Eve – by donating to the Tree of Remembrance in Farmers stores or by purchasing a limited-edition hand painted hospice bauble, available instore and online. Each bauble is $10 and thanks to the generous support of Farmers, the full $10 from every purchase made in Dunedin and Oamaru Farmers stores will be donated to Otago Community Hospice.
Farmers also passes on 100% of all customer donations to our Hospice from the Tree of Remembrance, directly contributing to service provision in Otago region and ensuring Hospice services remain free of charge to anyone living with a terminal illness.
This is the 7th year that Farmers have supported hospices nationally in the lead up to Christmas with customers donating a massive $4.2 Million dollars throughout New Zealand over that time.
This year’s bauble is titled Comfort by Hospice.
Providing wrap around services, compassion and comfort, Hospice supports people to live every moment – to spend time with those they care about, in the places they love, bringing joy and creating memories that last forever.
Comfort by Hospice was inspired by a group of people in Christchurch who generously shared their experience of their loved one’s death, supported by hospice. Whilst each person’s situation was unique to them and their family and whānau – they were united by the guidance hospice provided, the empathy and understanding and clinical expertise of the hospice team that allowed good memories to be possible. “Hospice surrounded us with love, we felt wrapped in compassion and comfort. What a gift” a participant reflected.
There are limited numbers of the baubles available.
“This will the 7th year that Dunedin and Oamaru Farmers stores have run this campaign, in support of Otago Community Hospice. The staff in Dunedin and Oamaru are amazing; they really dig deep for this campaign and we are so very grateful for their efforts, especially given the tough year we’ve all had,” says Otago Community Hospice Acting CEO Becs Wilson.
For more information contact:
Otago Community Hospice: Becs Wilson, Ph: 021 103 2757
Farmers Store, Dunedin: Ann Arthur, Ph: 021 974 861
Farmers Store, Oamaru: Denise Ruka, Ph: 021 982 612
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