Totara Hospice Blog https://www.hospice.co.nz/ Latest update from Blog en-us Sun, 20 Oct 2019 03:24:47 +1300 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 03:24:47 +1300 60 https://www.hospice.co.nz/rss/blog/ You Made The Colours of the Rainbow Collide! https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-colours-of-the-rainbow-collide/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ceb398cdce61.png" width="200" /> Our 10th annual Sunrise Walk successfully painted the Botanic Gardens all the colours of the rainbow! This annual flagship fundraising event raised over $13,000 in vital funding for our hospice - and it&rsquo;s all thanks to the incredible support we received from you... Mon, 27 May 2019 13:12:44 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-colours-of-the-rainbow-collide/ Connecting With You, Our Supporters https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/connecting-with-you-our-supporters/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ceb36b3c4997.jpg" width="200" /> Our team of Community Fundraisers can come to you! We love getting out to our local community and sharing stories of Hospice. Learning how we can work together with you all to deliver support and care to those in our community living with a life limiting illness. Our team is keen to connect... Mon, 27 May 2019 12:58:29 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/connecting-with-you-our-supporters/ You are helping Youth Ambassadors like Tiffany Shine! https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/walking-the-extra-mile-for-totara-hospice/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ceb353bdc7fb.png" width="200" /> Tiffany Horton has always enjoyed giving back to her local community and this year she was the driving force behind record school fundraising for the Totara Hospice Sunrise Walk. Thanks to efforts by the King&rsquo;s College Year 13 student and her wider school group, they raised an... Mon, 27 May 2019 12:51:37 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/walking-the-extra-mile-for-totara-hospice/ In Every Moment Of Care They Honoured Him https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/in-every-moment-of-care-they-honoured-him/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ceb3147b8548.jpg" width="200" /> Written and shared by Michelle Langstone My sister called me on a cool October morning and told me the doctor had advised it was time to take our Dad to hospice. I felt my skin ice over like a frost, and I drove from Rotorua to Auckland in frozen dream of dread. Like many people,... Mon, 27 May 2019 12:37:18 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/in-every-moment-of-care-they-honoured-him/ Fundraising with Entertainment https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/fundraising-with-entertainment/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5c7f60682b3fe.png" width="200" /> Totara Hospice is once again fundraising with Entertainment Publications, giving our supporters the opportunity to purchase a Book or Digital Membership and discover over $20,000 worth of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for just $70 (Auckland edition) &ndash; plus continue Making... Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:46:16 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/fundraising-with-entertainment/ A Bridal Store That Does More https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-bridal-store-that-does-more/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5c522c37a28fd.png" width="200" /> Get dressed for less for your big day, whilst helping those in the community with a life-limiting illness. The Wedding Loft, located upstairs at the Manukau Hospice Shop, is more than a bridal store &ndash; it&rsquo;s a bridal store with a heart, doing good for Hospice. Featuring a... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:59:03 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-bridal-store-that-does-more/ More Choices For Patients Thanks To You, Our Donors https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/more-choices-for-patients-thanks-to-you-our-donors/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5c522a6681805.jpg" width="200" /> Supporting independence, patient driven decision making, and an introduction to Hospice care are all part of the important work at the Totara Hospice Outpatient Clinic. &nbsp; For some people living with life-limiting illness in the South Auckland community, the Outpatient Clinic at... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:47:46 +1300 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/more-choices-for-patients-thanks-to-you-our-donors/ Helping To Make Hospice Happen https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/helping-to-make-hospice-happen/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/helping-to-make-hospice-happen/ Share the joy this Christmas with Farmers https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/give-and-help-share-the-joy-this-christmas/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/young-hospice-volunteer-finds-new-appreciation-for-life/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/young-hospice-volunteer-finds-new-appreciation-for-life/ A Driving Force https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-driving-force/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-driving-force/ Leading by Example https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/leading-by-example/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/leading-by-example/ Close Shave For Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/close-shave-for-totara-hospice/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/close-shave-for-totara-hospice/ Fun and Fundraising https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/fun-and-fundraising/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/fun-and-fundraising/ Hospice Helpers https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/hospice-helpers/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/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/blog/stories-of-hospice/hospice-helpers/