We are extremely grateful to the companies, trusts and individuals who make donations to assist our work supporting all hospices throughout the country.
This extremely generous donation has been quietly happening for the past 16 years - saving hospices hundreds of thousands of dollars and also ensuring patients and their families and friends, volunteers and staff are always able to have a comforting cup of the finest quality tea.
In addition to this, for two months each year Dilmah donates a portion of sales from a range of tea to hospice - around $25,000.
For the past nine years, this trust has funded our flagship education programme, the Palliative Care Lecture series. The annual grant provided ensures we are able to deliver this monthly lecture via teleconference completely free of charge. To give you an idea of the size of this programme in 2012, 4037 people (an increase of 17% on 2011) listened to the 11 lecture series, an average of 392 per lecture. In 2012 we also introduced post lecture access via our website to recordings of certain lectures and we kno that of the 7 lectures available, there have been 250+ downloads from NZ and as far away as Singapore, Brazil, New York and Melbourne. You can find out more about the series here.
One of our newer supporters, Ivoclar Vivadent has partnered with us on two projects to support hospice Volunteer Services in 2012. Ivoclar Vivadent staff are also working with Hospice North Shore on a voluntary basis.
We are extremely grateful for the annual support we receive from the Lottery Grants Board to support our work.
We are very grateful for the ongoing support we receive for our work and to provide the community with A Guide For Carer's, which is available free of charge thanks to this funding.
A direct selling company focusing on the greeting card market, for several years this company has made a generous donation to Hospice NZ from sales of a Christmas card. In 2010 and 2011 every trader throughout the country was also encouraged to hold a butterfly tea party for their local hospice – raising over $20,000 for our members.