Hospice News and Events

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.



Start a conversation that counts

February 20, 2015


It’  not easy to talk about planning for your future and end-of-life care, but it is important. Maybe you could start a conversation with your partner, a mate, with the girls over lunch, or around the barbie. Talk about what’s important to you as you get older, how you want to live the rest of your life and your future healthcare needs.

To send an e-postcard and to learn more about Advance Care Planning please visit: www.conversationsthatcount.org.nz



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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Hospice Fundraiser ‘The History of Hamilton Lake’

August 8, 2014

The History of Hamilton Lake, officially known as Lake Rotoroa, has been compiled into a beautiful 120–page hard cover book. All proceeds are kindly been donated to Hospice by the author Jeff Taylor, who has spent 50 years working and living near Hamilton Lake. After retiring as a pharmacist, Jeff has scoured information from the library, council’s heritage files, the Waikato University and Hamiltonians with stories to share about the lake. The book depicts the history of the lake; how it was formed; fish, bird and plant life; pre-European Maori uses; a time line of major events; Waikato Hospital; iconic homes; sporting uses and a photo gallery from the 1800s to the present day. Jeff has chosen Hospice Waikato as Hospice is a charity close to him wife Robyn, as their daughter Nicola passed away after battling a brain tumour.

If you would like to purchase a book for $20 please phone 0800HOSPICE or email events@hospicewaikato.org.nzBOPT0555821131

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Green is the new black – in tea that is, and Hospice New Zealand need your help to raise $20,000.

August 6, 2014

Our long term supporters at Dilmah tea are currently donating 50 cents from each pack sold in their green tea range to Hospice NZ – so please purchase a specially marked pack and help raise much needed funds. The goal is to sell 40,000 packs of tea – so do try it!

2014 is the seventeenth year that Dilmah tea has been supporting hospices throughout New Zealand donating over 5 million tea bags during that time.

Since 1997 Dilmah has donated all the tea each hospice service in New Zealand could need each and every year.  Due to this generous donation, we are able to make the highest quality tea available to people and their families, friends and visitors, staff and volunteers.

The process of making a cup of tea and the comforting conversations that can occur over a hot cup of tea, can be relaxing and therapeutic, no matter the time of day or night. 

This year the total number of tea bags donated will reach approximately 5 million – a testament to the commitment the entire Fernando family has to hospice in New Zealand.

Thank you to our friends at Dilmah, your donation has been greatly appreciated over the past decade and a half.

For more information www.dilmah.co.nz

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