Totara Hospice Blog https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/ Latest update from Blog en-us Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:14:07 +1300 Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:14:07 +1300 60 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/rss/blog/ Helping To Make Hospice Happen https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/helping-to-make-hospice-happen/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5c183ef29b12e.png" width="200" /> When Melanie Kennerley took on the role of Community Champion at the Z service stations she owns with her husband in South Auckland at the end of 2016, Totara Hospice was just one of several charities their business supported. While Melanie knew Hospice did good work, she had never had... Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:08:36 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/helping-to-make-hospice-happen/ Share the joy this Christmas with Farmers https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/give-and-help-share-the-joy-this-christmas/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5c04d6c43b1bc.jpg" width="200" /> Once again all Farmers stores will be raising funds for hospices throughout the country in the lead up to Christmas. As well as having the Trees of Remembrance; our local&nbsp;Farmers are also selling a specially designed hand - painted glass bauble. You can find these at:&nbsp;... Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:09:56 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/give-and-help-share-the-joy-this-christmas/ Young Hospice volunteer finds new appreciation for life https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/young-hospice-volunteer-finds-new-appreciation-for-life/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5bb1555e9582b.jpg" width="200" /> Not many teenagers would choose to give up their evening to help out at their local hospice, but for Leila Sills it&#39;s a privilege. While her friends might be studying or working, on a given Monday night you can find the south Auckland high school student serving drinks, washing dishes,... Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:57:14 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/young-hospice-volunteer-finds-new-appreciation-for-life/ A Driving Force https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-driving-force/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b395e017e5d7.png" width="200" /> A love of driving and a desire to help is what keeps Totara Hospice volunteer Chris Ridley behind the wheel&hellip; It was a chance moment over jam that led Chris Ridley to become one of Totara Hospice&rsquo;s dedicated volunteers &ndash; a role in which he finds a lot of satisfaction.... Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:04:33 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-driving-force/ Leading by Example https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/leading-by-example/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b395ca3d7a84.png" width="200" /> A personal connection with Totara Hospice gives Head Youth Ambassador Fangafua Po&rsquo;oi passion and drive for her new role. This year marks a very special time for Year 13 student Fangafua Po&rsquo;oi &ndash; it is her last year at school and her first year as Head Youth Ambassador... Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:58:43 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/leading-by-example/ Close Shave For Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/close-shave-for-totara-hospice/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b35a807a239a.png" width="200" /> Seeing first-hand the difference that Totara Hospice&rsquo;s team could make to her palliative care patients was all the inspiration Beachlands GP Dr Rebecca Starr needed to launch a fundraising campaign to support their work. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve had quite a few palliative care patients... Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:31:10 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/close-shave-for-totara-hospice/ Fun and Fundraising https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/fun-and-fundraising/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b31b3c168f81.png" width="200" /> Celebrating a birthday m ilestone gave Clif Shaw the perfect&nbsp;fundraising opportunity. Turning 50 is a major event in anyone&rsquo;s book and usually a good excuse for a celebration. For Clif Shaw, it was the ideal reason to cycle from Cape Reinga to Wellington and raise money for... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:32:17 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/fun-and-fundraising/ Hospice Helpers https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/hospice-helpers/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b31a5c9211b1.png" width="200" /> When Melissa Sutherland came home from one of her volunteer shifts at Totara Hospice, she mentioned to her son William that the toy box in the In-Patient Unit was looking a bit bare. The pair went through their cupboards, to see if they had anything to donate, but couldn&rsquo;t find anything.... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:27:27 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/hospice-helpers/ Coffee for a Cause https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/coffee-for-a-cause/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/media/5b31942385f7e.png" width="200" /> A self-confessed caf&eacute; aficionado, Adam Schlooz now finds himself on the other side of the&nbsp;espresso machine in his role as a volunteer at the newly opened Caf&eacute; Aroha at Totara Hospice. A self-employed property trader, Adam came across an online ad for Volunteer Week,... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:17:23 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz:443/blog/stories-of-hospice/coffee-for-a-cause/