Hospice News and Events

Round the Bridges 2015

August 27, 2015

Hospice Waikato and Rainbow Place will have a team of runners at Round the Bridges for the first time and we are very excited to be taking part in the Waikato’s number one fundraising event.


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Join us in remembering and honouring loved ones, whilst raising vital funds for patients and families living with a life-limiting illness. With participants ranging from athletes to first-timers, super heroes to furry friends, everyone’s doing it!

Would you like to join our team of motivated individuals with the passion to make a difference in the lives of people living with a terminal illness?

To get started:

1.      Register for Round the Bridges at www.roundthebridges.co.nz

2.    Select Hospice Waikato as your charity of choice

3.     Click here and hop onto Everyday Hero  ’Join Team’ to set up your very own fundraising page and start fundraising. 

It’s that easy!

On the day there are medals for every participant, awesome on-course musical entertainment and an array of wonderful spot prizes up for grabs!

Once you join the Hospice Waikato/Rainbow Place Team we will be there for you throughout the journey with fundraising support and encouragement along the way.

Grab your spot today and start fundraising for patients and families of Hospice Waikato and Rainbow Place! Your fundraising could one day help a member of your family. 

Chefs Night Out 2015

June 15, 2015

The Hamilton Rotary Club is organising their annual Chefs Night Out again on Sunday, 12 July, at Waikato Diocesan School.

The Chefs night out is a sixth degustation dinner featuring the best of the Waikato’s food and wine. Six top Hamilton chefs each prepare a wine matched course – with all proceeds to Hospice Waikato and Rainbow Place, local Rotary projects and the Rotary Foundation.

The dinner is excellent value at $150 per head with wine included. If you would like to take part in this dining experience and book your place or a table for 10 people contact Fred and Yvonne Phillips at 828 0477 or email ivon@ihug.co.nz.

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Hospice Autumn Newsletter

June 11, 2015



Autumn Newsletter 2015 

Many people may consider
hospice a term that is only
associated with death. But that’s
a misconception. Hospice it not
only about death, it is also about
making every day the best day
possible. It’s about life. Read more.

Hospice Cuppa Campaign

April 10, 2015

There is something special about sharing a cup of tea with loved ones that fits so nicely with Hospice. So gather your friends, family and colleagues and host a Cuppa to raise money for Hospice Waikato. Simply ask your guests to join you for a cuppa, bringing a donation with them that goes to Hospice.

You are not limited to just a morning tea — there are many ways to show your support; you could host a breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktail party, Mother’s Day high tea, drinks after work – the options are endless!

It’s a simple event to run and we have a fantastic free pack to help you with your fundraising.

Hospice Cuppa pack

The Hospice Cuppa pack includes:

  • Dilmah tea
  • Caffe L’affare coffee
  • Recipes from Hospice Bakers
  • Invitations
  • Donation box

Register at www.hospicecuppa.co.nz  to receive your Cuppa Pack today.



Hospice Waikato and Montana Catering Bucket List Banquet

March 17, 2015

Our fabulous Hospice Waikato and Montana Catering Bucket List Banquet is back again for its third year on Thursday 23rd April 2015!

Tickets are selling fast and we would love to see you at this iconic sell-out event. 7 Days funny man Jesse Mulligan will MC this exciting night with guest speaker Mark Inglis, the first double amputee to climb Mount Everest.

Come and enjoy an evening of delicious food proudly presented by Montana Catering and experience this much anticipated event.

It is an evening not to be missed; tickets are limited so reserve yours early.
Tickets: $150 each ($1500 table of ten)
Contact: Ainsley at Hospice Waikato to reserve your tickets now: Phone: 859 1260 or 0800HOSPICE
Email: ainsley.day@ hospicewaikato.org.nz


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Hospice March Newsletter

March 11, 2015

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Ruth Wrack has dedicated herself to making jams and pickles for Hospice Waikato. Over the past three years Ruth estimates that her volunteer pickling, jam making and preserving has raised over $15,000 for Hospice. Ruth started her fundraising mission in 2011 when Hospice began looking after her husband Harry, who had motor neurone disease. Read More.



Join the fun and wear shorts for Hospice

February 2, 2015

Big Shorts – Little Shorts – Loud Shorts

Shorts for Hospice is your chance to raise some money by having some fun with what you wear on Friday 6th March. Businesses, schools, and individuals are challenged to throw away their inhibitions and wear their liveliest and most outrageous shorts for one day for Hospice. The event will challenge people to have fun, to celebrate life and make the most of every day.

It’s really easy to get involved.

Just register your organisation online and we will send you a free information pack that includes flyers, stickers and ideas to make Shorts for Hospice a day of outrageous fun. Because let’s face it….Life is SHORT so we are encouraging you to live every moment. Once the pack arrives let everyone know that your organisation is supporting Shorts for Hospice on Friday March 6th 2015. On the day ask everyone to wear their finest walk shorts and socks combo, their best beach boardies or their high fashion stunners and have some fun with shorts while supporting a great cause.

As well as loads of laughs supporting a great community cause Shorts Day fun is documented online through Facebook and Twitter to celebrate participation and share photos of your most creative shorts.

For more information and to register click here.

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KFC Fight for Life Trade Me Silent Auction

December 3, 2014

KFC Fight for Life

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Saturday 6 December



FIRST BOUT: 8:00pm


VENUE: Claudelands Arena, Corner Brooklyn Road & Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton

DRESS CODE: Formal dress

Hospice Waikato is delighted to have been selected by Duco Events event as the charity recipient, (while we do not receive a contribution from ticket sales) we do have a wonderful opportunity to raise funds from an auction at the event.

New Zealand Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker will headline the event as he continues his journey towards the world Heavyweight championship.

Millie Elder-Holmes, daughter of late broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes will also step into the ring in a highly publicised celebrity female bout featuring a feisty opponent, Shortland Street star Frankie Adams. Book your exclusive hospitality table today. Contact Sharyn Cawood on  021 424 579 or email sharyn.cawood@hospicewaikato.org.nz  

General Admission tickets: www.ticketek.co.nz

You can bid on the Silent Auction Items 

You can help us raise funds to keep Hospice services free of charge by bidding on our silent auction items online at http://www.trademe.co.nz/stores/fight-for-life or by texting “AUCTION” to 878.  100% of auction proceeds go directly to Hospice Waikato.

Money can’t buy item’s up for grabs include:

  1. A RARE Priceless Rugby Jersey – signed by Every Rugby World Cup Winning Captain in History
  2. The Ultimate Bespoke Queenstown Experience for Four People designed and hosted by Jamie Fitzgerald including Three Nights Luxury Accommodation at The Spire Hotel
  3. Rhys Darby Personalised Voicemail Greeting for your Mobile Phone
  4. Experience a winning My Kitchen Rules five course degustation menu.  Winners of the first MKR NZ, Neena and Belinda, will create five sensational dishes for you and nine friends to enjoy in your very own home or office in Hamilton.

Click here to place your bid now: http://www.trademe.co.nz/stores/fight-for-life

Winter Newsletter

September 5, 2014

Winter 2014 Newsletter

 A Grandfather’s words inspire a family to help others – “My grandad was a very kind man, he always put everybody’s needs before his own. A few days before he passed away,he told me he wanted me to help people and that is what I want to do with my life,” says Simonne Nicholls. Read More.

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Annual Remembrance Services

August 14, 2014

Hospice Waikato and Rainbow Place warmly invite you and your family/whanau to attend one of our four Annual Remembrance Services. Our Remembrance Services are for everybody, please invite your friends and family to join us as we remember our loved ones, honor them and cherish them.

Thames Service
Sunday 7th September 2014
2.00 pm
St James Union Parish Church
Pollen Street Thames

Hamilton Service 
Sunday 14th September 2014
2.00 pm
St Paul’s Collegiate School Chapel

Te Awamutu Service
Monday 17th November 2014
6:30 pm
Te Awamutu Funeral Services Chapel

Te Kuiti Service 
Monday 8th December 2014
7.00 pm
V J Williams and Sons’ Chapel
Te Kuiti

We encourage you to bring photos or anything that is meaningful to place with our candles and flowers as we remember our loved ones.

Refreshments will be served following the Services.

Please phone Hospice Waikato 07 859 1260 if you would like further information.


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