Hospice News

Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit to Rainbow Place

March 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce that on the 12th of April, Hospice Waikato’s children and young person’s service, Rainbow Place is receiving a very special visitor – Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will make a special visit to Rainbow Place. To view our Media Kit for Rainbow Place please click here.


Summer Newsletter

February 26, 2014

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In April 2013, Adrian Dorward’s specialist advised him to “make the most of the time you have left”. With a new love and a new life in the Waikato countryside, Adrian is doing exactly that.



Cambridge Hospice Shop is Moving

February 11, 2014

Cambridge shop moving

The Cambridge  Hospice shop is moving to a fantastic new location! Currently located in Duke Street we are making the move just around the corner to number 2 Anzac Street (opposite Challenge Service Station/ next to New World Cambridge). The new shop offers an abundance of space and we will be offering furniture and much more than we previously could in the smaller shop that we occupied. Karen has been working hard with Andy, our Warehouse Manager, Helen our Victoria Street shop manager and all the volunteers to get this exciting new shop up and ready for opening on the 27th February.



Summer 2013 Newsletter

November 22, 2013

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For Jennifer Doolabh, 26, every single moment of every single day counts. Every moment brings her unborn baby one step closer to safe delivery. Every moment gives her more time with her two other children and her husband. And every moment gives her more time to share the message she wants women to hear: “please, if you suspect breast cancer, get yourself checked”.


Hospice Waikato Raffle Fundraiser Sponsors by House of Travel Waikato and BNI Cambridge

November 19, 2013

House of Travel RaffleWe are holding a fundraising raffle with some awesome prizes kindly donated by House of Travel Waikato and Cambridge BNI. If you would like to purchase tickets you can pop into reception on Cobham Drive or visit any of our 7 shops in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Morrinsville. Also if any businesses or groups would like to sell a book or to that would be fantastic. Please let us know. Tickets are $10 each and the proceeds will be used to purchase a new portable ultrasound machine. this very important piece of equipment will be used in our Wellness Centre, IPU and in patients homes. Saving people a trip they previously had to make up to the hospital. This includes procedures such as the drainage of excess abdominal fluid (paracentesis) caused by advanced cancer and bladder scans to check for urine retention, as well as diagnosing fluid on the lungs and clots in veins. With additional training for medical staff, we will be able to use the ultrasound for other diagnostic tests in the future.

Click here to download poster

Remembering the important things

November 19, 2013


treeOur Christmas Tress of Remembrance campaign is happening again soon. It’s one of our most appreciated events, and it’s back. From December the 9th, our Hospice Trees of Remembrance will be in six key Hamilton shopping locations.

For a gold coin donation, you can write a message to remember a loved one you’ve lost (or perhaps someone who can’t make it home this Christmas), and hang it on our tree. The money raised will help care for Waikato people with life limiting illnesses. This year, our target is $20,000. So if you see one of our trees when you’re out shopping, please take a moment to reflect on things that really matter. And spare a kind thought for the good work Hospice does throughout the year.  We very much appreciate your donation, and wish you a happy and safe Christmas.

Trees of Remembrance Locations

December 9th – 20th.

Westfield Chartwell, The Warehouse Hillcrest and The Base, New World Rototuna, Centre Place, and our Hospice shops at Victoria Street, 5 X Roads, Clyde Street, Va Va Voom and our regional shops in Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Morrinsville.


We need all the help we can get to support this tradition around the Waikato!!

This year we will also have TEXT TO DONATE option available.



If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact us or email Karen@hospicewaikato.org.nz


Spring Newsletter

October 15, 2013

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Carolyn could never have dreamed she would be able to take her two grandsons on a holiday. But an exceptional act of kindness gave her – and two other Rainbow Place families –the chance to do just that.


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