The world has changed . . . and yet in many ways our place in it is still the same.
Locally, we have succeeded in stopping community transmission of Covid-19 and kept the cases of infection to a minimum. We have also renewed and strengthened our inter-connectedness, as a team of 100,000 people.
Nelson Tasman Hospice staff worked through, continuing our humanitarian and medical service. The Nelson Tasman region has always been a tight-knit community comprised of people who take care of each other. A big thank you to our regular and new donors who stepped up and donated during the lockdown.
Our hospice was conceived and nurtured in our community and now serves over 250 patients across the community, supporting their whānau with nursing and medical care, social workers, counsellors and pastoral care – all at no cost to patients. This is made possible by 55% funding from the NMDHB and 45% financial support from the community.
This is your hospice. And we need your support now more than ever. As of July 1, we face a $500,000 deficit in our operational budget due to the economic impacts of the current crisis.
Those who can, please make a donation. Every donation counts – of any amount. A one-off donation will help us care for patients next week or next month. A recurring donation (easily set up on our website) supports the service ongoingly. If you make a substantial donation in your lifetime (anonymously if you choose) you can see the impact of your generosity. You could also include Nelson Tasman Hospice in your will – to ensure our long-term sustainability.
Hospice is here for you when you need it. Thank you for being there for us.
Hudson Dodd, Fundraising and Marketing Manager 021 546 252
Please contact my team:
Dr Georgia Ciaran, Philanthropy Coordinator 027 548 1845
Joanna Davis, Communications Coordinator 021 223 7131