Waipuna Hospice Remembrance Tree Appeal Raises over $63k
$63,962.28 has been raised for Waipuna Hospice as a result of an annual Christmas appeal, with $801,776 raised for hospice services nationwide.
$801,776 has been donated to hospice services around the country following the Christmas fundraising campaign supported by all Farmers department stores, marking the most successful year to date.
For the seventh year in a row, Farmers customers and staff were fully behind the campaign – purchasing the limited edition bauble and making donations to the Tree of Remembrance. 100% of all funds donated in store remain in the local community, helping ensure hospice care is provided at no cost to people with life-limiting conditions, their families, and whānau.
For Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty, the donation of $63,962.28 will enable Waipuna Hospice to continue to provide the best possible specialist hospice palliative care, enhancing the quality of life for those facing end of life and bereavement.
“We were overwhelmed at the support shown for Waipuna Hospice through the 2020 Remembrance Tree Appeal, particularly in what was an extremely hard year for many. The Farmers teams played a huge part in helping us achieve this excellent result, and we are humbled by the generous support of the Bayfair and Tauranga Crossing branches,” says Waipuna Hospice CEO, Richard Thurlow.
“I also want to thank all those in our community who remembered a loved one through this appeal too. Every dollar from this appeal helps us help our community. Lastly, but certainly not least, I would like to make a special mention to the volunteers who made this appeal possible. The time and effort that our dedicated volunteers give to Waipuna Hospice continues to blow me away. During this appeal they contributed over 660 volunteer hours. We really wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”
Tim Willson, Farmers Bayfair Store Manager, says “as a brand, it’s a pleasure to align ourselves with Waipuna Hospice again. It’s with great pride that we support an organisation that provides so much assistance to individuals and families, in our community, when they need it most. We are also very grateful to our customers who so generously supported this campaign with their donations. ”