Other Donation Types

Collections at a Funeral & In Lieu of Flowers

Thank you for considering supporting Totara Hospice in memory of a loved one. The phrase in ‘lieu of flowers’ doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be no flowers at the funeral; often it means that the family may have decided to limit floral tributes. Many families find it comforting to know that the passing of one loved one – whilst sad, can have a positive impact on the lives of many others in their community. If you would like to organise this:

  • Let your funeral director know that you would like to ask for donations for Totara Hospice and they will take care of everything else.
    • Each person that has donated and provided their name and address details for donations of $5 or more will receive a tax receipt acknowledging their donation.
    • A month later you (Next of Kin) will receive a letter from Totara Hospice advising you of the total amount donated from the funeral. Additionally, you will be advised of those who have donated in memory of your loved one (only for those who have passed on details, and no amounts will be identified).

We do have envelopes and donation boxes (pictured to the right) available at Totara Hospice if you would like to manage this yourself - to enquire please contact or call on 09 640 0250.


Memorial Giving

Making a gift in memory of a cherished loved one is a special thing to do. You can make your donation online here which also gives you the opportunity to leave us the name of your loved one. There are additional ways to donate located here.

Appreciation of Care

Some families choose to make donations to Totara Hospice whilst their loved one is in our care, please know that it is your choice to make a donation, as all of our services are provided free of charge. If you would like to make a donation you can online here or view Ways to Donate.

Stand By Me - Regular Giving

Making a regular gift to Totara Hospice helps future proof our services and provides us with sustainable monthly support to continue to provide our services. To make a regular gift to Totara Hospice by credit card, please click here and follow the form to select Monthly Recurring. To organise a direct debit from your bank account, please call (09) 640 0250.

Become a Friend of Hospice

Friends of Hospice is an annual donation of $50 to Totara Hospice that supports the day to day running of our services. Additionally you are eligible to vote in the Annual General Meeting. Please complete and return a registration form or for more information on this please call (09) 640 0250.

Click for the Registration FormClick for the Volunteer Registration Form 

Make a Gift in your Will

We are sincerely grateful to those caring people who made, or are planning to make a gift in their Will to support our work. Once your family and friends have been provided for, a gift in your Will to Totara Hospice will last beyond your lifetime and ensure many more patients and families can be supported in the future. You can be certain that your final act of generosity will help make a real difference to your community. Your solicitor will be able to advise you of the steps to take.

If you would like to speak with someone further about leaving a Legacy with a Gift in your Will please contact us on (09) 640 0297 or email Any enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Thank you for your support.

Please note donated items cannot be used within the Inpatient Unit (IPU) due to Health and Safety requirements. However items can be accepted through the Hospice Shops or as a donation towards fundraising efforts - Please contact Totara Hospice on 09 640 0025 if you have any questions.