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Daphne Sowerby was a valued friend, dedicated supporter and wonderful ambassador for Arohanui Hospice for nearly 28 years.

Aged 88, Daphne died peacefully at Nelson Residential Home in Feilding on 22 December 2018.

Since 1991, she gave thousands of hours of her time to benefit Arohanui Hospice; making and selling baking, craft items, jams, plants and many other items; and donating the proceeds.  Her crafts were legendary, as was ‘Daphne’s Stall’ held over 27 years, originally at her own home, then her daughter’s home as the stall grew in size, and more recently at the church hall in Stafford Street, Feilding.

Daphne’s connection with Arohanui Hospice began when her husband Albert was in its care. In fact, Albert was one of the hospice’s first patients. Daphne often reflected on her wish to give back and her love of crafts was the perfect way to combine two of her passions.

Daphne’s selfless contribution was truly outstanding  – raising community spirit, and promoting and fundraising to help Arohanui Hospice provide free-of-charge specialist end-of-life care for patients and support for their families.

In 2012, Daphne was nominated for and well-deservedly awarded a Manawatu District Community Honours Award.

In 2016, Daphne celebrated another wonderful achievement; having raised more than $100,000 for Arohanui Hospice. Always modest about her achievement, Daphne gave credit to her many helpers.

Thank you Daphne for your generosity and support of Arohanui Hospice. You were a remarkable woman, with tireless enthusiasm and exceptional generosity. Rest well.

Celebrating in 2016, Daphne Sowerby (seated) with Manawatu District Mayor Helen Worboys (left), Feilding Friends of the Hospice committee chair Michelle Doyle, and Arohanui Hospice chief executive Clare Randall.

8th January, 2019

Daphne Sowerby was a valued friend, dedicated supporter and wonderful ambassador for Arohanui Hospice for nearly 28 years.

Aged 88, Daphne died peacefully at Nelson Residential Home in Feilding on 22 December 2018.

Thank you Daphne for your generosity and support of Arohanui Hospice. You were a remarkable woman, with tireless enthusiasm and exceptional generosity. Rest well.

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Daphne Sowerby was a valued friend, dedicated supporter and wonderful ambassador for Arohanui Hospice for nearly 28 years.

Aged 88, Daphne died peacefully at Nelson Residential Home in Feilding on 22 December 2018.

6th November, 2018

The 2018 collectable hospice bauble is now on sale at Farmers stores and online for just $10.  100% of the purchase price from the baubles is donated to support your community hospice.  Don’t miss out!

2nd November, 2018

Arohanui Hospice has teamed up with a former palliative care nurse turned jewellery designer to help raise essential funds to provide free end-of-life care to people and support for their families/whanau.

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1st October, 2018

These are much-needed items that we use regularly. By donating Wish List items, you help us reduce our costs and contribute to the care we provide our patients and support for their families.

For a copy of our Wish List, please CLICK HERE.

3rd September, 2018

To download a PDF of our seasonal newsletter, please CLICK HERE.

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25th June, 2018

Travel agents could have organised things better than to be in Palmerston North in mid winter, on the shortest day of the year, wearing shorts.

But the team at House of Travel bared their legs for a bit of fun, and to raise money for Arohanui Hospice.

Shorts Day for Hospice participants Alan Yesberg and Kate Harris said they had been encouraging clients to join them during the week in adding to their money bank for the hospice. READ MORE

4th June, 2018

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1st June, 2018

These are the items you can donate to Arohanui Hospice to help us out. Thank you. CLICK HERE FOR THE WISHLIST

23rd May, 2018

Volunteers at the Arohanui Hospice Shop, on the corner of Walding and Lombard streets, have been busy collecting old clothing to craft products to reduce waste and fulfil fundraising needs.

The move away from plastic bags is a growing trend among retailers, because of their harmful effects on the environment read more

23rd March, 2018

The day’s most talked about round of golf may have been on a private course in Northland with an ex-president, but the most worthy one was in Palmerston North.

Thirty-three teams of eager golfers gathered at the Manawatū Golf Course to compete in the annual Michael Higgins tournament on Thursday.

The tournament and fundraiser for the Arohanui Hospice teed off at noon after a barbecue lunch. READ MORE

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