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There are many ways to support Nelson Tasman Hospice

Nelson Tasman Hospice currently receives just under half of the operational costs from government funding. As a result, a funding shortfall of $3.5M needs to be fundraised for each year. This comes from the generous support from the community, Nelson Tasman Hospice Shops‘ and fundraising initiatives.

Your donation is a powerful gift that will support the sustainability of hospice services in our region.

We would love to hear from you. If you have any general queries about how you can help, please contact Donna Ching-Tregidga the Head of Supporter Engagement & Income Development.

Making a Donation

Kia ora rawa atu!

Nelson Tasman Hospice relies on the generosity of the community to continue providing the range of specialist palliative care services we offer. If you would like to make a one-off or recurring donation, you can now make these online.

Click here to read more about about the tax benefits of charitable giving. 

The account number for direct transfer to ‘The Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust’ is NBS Bank 03-1354-0532930-00

Organise a Fundraiser

Support Nelson Tasman Hospice by hosting a fundraiser

Organising and hosting a fundraiser on behalf of hospice is a fantastic way to show your support.

Please contact Rachel Lake in advance if you are thinking about organising a fundraiser – we might be able to provide some guidance and we’d love to help promote your event if we can.

Click here for tips and tricks for hosting a fundraiser

Business Sponsorship

Your business can make a big impact

Partnering with Nelson Tasman Hospice will provide much-needed support to ensure continued free specialist palliative care services throughout the region.  Your support is an active way to demonstrate your care and commitment to the Nelson Tasman community, your colleagues, and your customers. There are many ways we can partner and collaborate with businesses, and we’d love to discuss these options with you.

Here are some of the ways you can partner with Hospice:

Corporate sponsorship is for businesses looking for a significant partnership with Nelson Tasman Hospice. We offer bespoke opportunities to support your business and its commercial objectives.

We are always looking at innovative ways to partner with businesses. Should you be interested in learning more please get in touch with Donna Ching-Tregidga.

Consider donating products or services that will help the team at Nelson Tasman Hospice deliver their services throughout the Nelson Tasman Region.

We have branded, Perspex collection boxes that can sit on a counter, in a waiting room or at an event. These collection boxes are an easy way to support Nelson Tasman Hospice.

Often these boxes collect loose change, and this is proof that every bit counts. We were very proud to announce that a total of $15,625 was collected from loose change last year.

Get in touch today if you’d like one of these collection boxes dropped off at your place of business or event.

Days of Care

Support Hospice by gifting a Day of Care

Honour the memory of a loved one or mark an important date for you or your business. Your gift towards a ‘Day of Care’ supports a person who needs specialist palliative care for a day either in our Specialist Palliative Care Unit or within the community.

How much does it cost to donate?

  • Ensure patients can be cared for at home or in our Specialist Palliative Care Unit, with the specialist support of hospice care $1200 (incl. GST)
  • Ensure patients and their family/whānau can be cared for at home or in our Specialist Care Unit, with the specialist support of hospice care including counselling, spiritual and pastoral care, and bereavement services $1,700 (incl. GST)

Gifting a Day or Days of Care means you will be part of the team at Hospice, bringing the best possible care and support to people in our community when they need it most.

NB: Some of our donors sponsor more than a day of care – please contact us if you would like to donate towards more than a day of care as we can look at different options for you.

When you support a Day of Care, the team will create and display a poster acknowledging your chosen day. We also love to share your support on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram)

You will be asked for your consent, and an appropriate picture before public acknowledgement is made.

Wish List

The ‘Wish List’ shows the equipment currently needed at Nelson Tasman Hospice

People often ask if there is anything they can do to help provide for Hospice patients and whānau. The Wish List is a great way to see what is needed throughout Nelson Tasman Hospice, and how you might be able to help fill the gaps.

We have listed the equipment in order of urgency, but we have also listed other ways in which you can donate to enable us to continue to care for people in our community when they need us most.

Invacare transport beds x 1 - These hospital grade beds enable patients to be comfortable and eases their mobility in and out of bed with electronic handsets to lower, rise and fold, all whilst remaining with their home comforts, family and whānau.
$3800p/item
Multi-C-Air Chair - This chair offers a significantly higher level of patient pressure control and comfort for patients that cannot sleep in the bed and spend most of their time in the chair.
$6,578p/item
Syringe Drivers x 1 - Slowly release medication at a steady rate. Ensures pain relief is constant and those with a heavy pill burden can be alleviated.
$2,850p/item
NZ Post prepaid envelopes box of 500 x 2
$894p/item
Cubro Wheelchair for community x 2
$407.46p/item
Cubro commodes x 2
$321.75p/item
Auto Morpho plus Air mattress x 4
$3944p/item
Copy paper - for daily business support
$427p/item
Viking Air comfort recliner chair
$5,672p/item
USB Sticks x 20 - The flash drives would be used by our Life Story writer volunteers to capture patient’s story and give to the patient and their whānau to keep
$15p/item
Book binding materials - These materials will be used where patients or whānau want to bind their story into a keepsake book
$100p/item
Gift Comfort: Gift a family reassurance that they have the equipment they need at home to support their loved one
$240p/item
Gift Peace of Mind: Gift a family reassurance that they are never alone, with 24-hour/7 day a week advice just a phone call away
$360p/item
Gift Relief: Help prevent and relieve suffering for a patient by treating pain and other troubling symptoms
$480p/item
Gift Strength: Help patients, families and children find strength through free counselling when they are afraid
$600p/item
Gift Care: Ensure patients can be cared for at home or in our Specialist Palliative Care Unit, with the specialist support of hospice care
$1,200a day
Gift Care: Ensure patients & their family/whānau can be cared for at home or in our Specialist Palliative Care Unit, with the support of hospice care incl. counselling, spiritual, pastoral care & bereavement services
$1,700a day

Items are added on an ongoing basis. Please contact us to discuss how the Wish List item of your choice will make a positive difference to patients, whānau and colleagues at Nelson Tasman Hospice; in Stoke, retail and in the community.

Leaving a Legacy

Nelson Tasman Hospice is a charitable trust and relies on the generous support of the community through donations and gifts in wills.

The work of Nelson Tasman Hospice touches many individuals and whānau throughout the Nelson Tasman region.

Choosing to remember Nelson Tasman Hospice with a gift in your will is the perfect way to help the region in the future. Truly, you will be leaving a lasting legacy.

We are sincerely grateful to those caring people who have made, or are considering making, a gift to hospice services in their will.

A gift from your estate can be for a specified gift of property or savings or a percentage of your entire estate.  More information is included in the links below.

Please get in touch should you like to discuss leaving a legacy with the Nelson Tasman Hospice Trust.

Since a will is a legal document, it’s important to seek the right advice and wording. A solicitor, or another entity that specialises in wills, can help you prepare your will. If you have not yet made a will, this is usually a simple, inexpensive process and the benefits are enormous – both for the recipient charity and for your peace of mind knowing that your wishes have been made clear.

There are several types of bequests you can choose from:

  • Residuary – a gift of the remainder of your estate after provisions for family and other beneficiaries have been settled
  • Percentage – a percentage of the value of your estate
  • Pecuniary – a specific sum of money
  • Specified Bequest – a particular item such as a vehicle or a house

Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust (trading name: Nelson Tasman Hospice) is a registered charitable trust: Charity # CC58048

Nelson Tasman Hospice’s Companies # 453033

If asked for wording regarding leaving a gift in will, this would be the general wording that we would suggest:
I give to The Nelson Region Hospice Trust, registered charity CC 24279 (a percentage of my estate, or the residue of my estate, or specific sum of money or write a description of property or assets) for general purposes, for which the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper office shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Share your Story

If you feel comfortable sharing your story, we would love to hear it.

Whether you are currently on our service, have lost a loved one on our service in the past, are a volunteer or a supporter – sharing your story is powerful and helps Hospice in a variety of ways.

Stories help: 

– raise awareness in the community of our services and show our supporters, volunteers and colleagues the positive impact they have throughout the Nelson Tasman region every day

– give patients and their whānau/families an idea of what may lay ahead, helping to alleviate some of the fear around what it means to have a life-limiting illness and be on hospice services 

If you would be interested in knowing more or would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you. 

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