Celebration fills Arohanui Hospice for its silver anniversary- Arohanui Hospice has spent the weekend celebrating its 25th birthday, with many of its foundation staff and volunteers still providing quality care and support for its hundreds of patients and families. Chief executive Clare Randall said it was remarkable to reflect on how far Arohanui Hospice had come. It started with the dream of founder Garth Wallace for a better way of caring for the dying, and had grown into a large palliative care service that had earned national and international recognition for excellence. Randall said it was people who had made the difference. Read the full story here.
Staff, volunteers and supporters of Arohanui Hospice are gearing up for its annual street appeal and awareness week which will run from Friday 29th April and will finish up with their 25th anniversary celebrations running from the 6th to the 8th May. It is a time to raise crucial funds to ensure Arohanui Hospice’s services remain free of charge to all who need them. It is also a chance for people to find out more about its services, the people behind the name and celebrate 25 years in the community.Read the full story here.
Last week Arohanui Hospice was presented with the keys to a second hand book shop in Otaki after it was gifted to them in a bequest from Marie Williams, who recently died in the Hospice’s care. The hospice received notification of the bequest in early April when Marie’s sister, Philippa Williams, contacted them to inform them of the generous and unique bequest and Marie’s wishes. The book shop is situated in Main Street in Otaki township. It is a small business selling second hand books. Read the full story here.
Arohanui Hospice Volunteer Gaye Fell is working hard to organise a 2016 Mothers Day Brunch and Silver Service High Tea event for Sunday the 8th of May. The events are shaping up to be something quite special. Tickets are on sale now and punters are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. Read the full story here.
The Feilding Kowhai Lions Club is holding their third AZNU fashion parade on Saturday April 2nd at the Feilding Civic Centre.The event is a community fundraiser, raising funds for Arohanui Hospice, Manchester House, Feilding SPCA and The Feilding Salvation Army Family Store. Read the full story here.