Stories of Hospice | Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/ Latest update from Blog en-us Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:28:53 +1300 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:28:53 +1200 60 https://www.hospice.co.nz/rss/blog/?categoryId=1 Payroll Giving https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/payroll-giving/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5f0289ff60b58.png" width="200" /> Payroll Giving gives employees the opportunity to donate money to a registered non-profit organisation through their pay. &nbsp; Firstly, check with your employer that they can support Payroll Giving &ndash; Once set up, your employer will take care of donating for you and organise... Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:12:00 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/payroll-giving/ Forget Me Not Field - Virtual Appeal https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/forgetmenot/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ec35fc2aa5f8.png" width="200" /> This wonderful way of remembering a loved one comes at a time when Totara Hospice and your community most needs your help.&nbsp;&nbsp; Choose from a striking blue Forget Me Not Flower to display in our first-ever virtual field. To Live, To Love and To Never Forget &ndash;... Tue, 19 May 2020 15:59:47 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/forgetmenot/ How can you Make Hospice Happen this Mother's Day? https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/mothers-day/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5eaf6a727d662.png" width="200" /> Mother&#39;s Day is coming up on Sunday 10th May - there are a number of ways you can celebrate with Mum, in person, or from a distance, while supporting Totara Hospice to help sustain our services..&nbsp; Check out the below ways you can support online and from the safety of your... Mon, 04 May 2020 12:46:16 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/mothers-day/ Claim tax credit for your donations https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/claim-tax-credit-for-your-donations/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ea89df09829c.jpg" width="200" /> For every dollar that you donate to registered charities, you are able to claim back 33.3 cents as a tax credit. &nbsp;Totara Hospice is an approved donee organisation &ndash; which means any donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit. To request your donation tax credit... Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:46:51 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/claim-tax-credit-for-your-donations/ Student Volunteer Week 2020: https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/student-volunteer-week-2020/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5e896d1c2ee3a.png" width="200" /> Collective Impact: Give. Grow. Connect Student Volunteer Week has been celebrated remotely this year, from 30th march to the 5th of April, to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering. Totara Hospice has many student volunteers in various roles, from... Sun, 05 Apr 2020 17:25:43 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/student-volunteer-week-2020/ The many links of Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-many-links-of-totara-hospice/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5dfff95536b70.png" width="200" /> Totara Hospice is made up of many links from our&nbsp;community that Make Hospice Happen, here are&nbsp;some of our Totara Hospice whānau sharing what Christmas and Hospice means to them. Meri Kirihimete -&nbsp;Wishing you a wonderful festive season with your loved ones &nbsp;... Mon, 23 Dec 2019 09:15:25 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-many-links-of-totara-hospice/ Something New For Your Tree https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/something-new-for-your-tree/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5dd71fc8e5c8f.png" width="200" /> Christmas is here and Farmers are once again supporting Hospice nationwide by raising funds until Christmas Eve. Each time you shop instore you can choose to make a donation at the checkout, and then be able to leave a message for your loved ones on the the Trees of Remembrance.... Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:37:35 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/something-new-for-your-tree/ 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 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 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/helping-to-make-hospice-happen/