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.
Palmerston North MP attempts to resurrect track and tunnel walk- Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway is urging KiwiRail to put an annual fundraising walk through the Manawatu Gorge back on track. KiwiRail has refused permission for the Woodville Lions Club to run the track and tunnel walk scheduled for April 10 this year. The event had been running for 21 years without incident, but KiwiRail said allowing it would contradict its campaign to discourage people from walking or posing on railway lines. Read the full story here.