GIVE AND HELP SHARE THE JOY WITH A BAUBLE CREATED WITH LOVE
Support Waipuna Hospice by purchasing the 2018 limited-edition collectors’ bauble.
Two years ago, 10-year-old Myesha Wilson’s life story changed forever when her mother Kat died at Waipuna Hospice. In an art workshop hosted by Waipuna Hospice, Myesha completed a drawing that has been selected as the hero design for 15,000 baubles that were on sale nationwide. Myesha and her family are proud to remember their mother and help raise funds during hospices largest annual fundraising campaign. Myesha and her older brother Riley became involved with play therapy services at hospice during their Mum’s illness. Their father Craig credits hospice with getting the family through such a difficult time. During a 2017 art workshop at Waipuna Hospice in Tauranga, children were asked to draw what a Kiwi Christmas meant to them. Many drew Christmas trees, decorations and presents. Amongst the drawings, Myesha, who was then nine years old, stood out for her picture of a heart. “My Kiwi Christmas is a heart because it’s not about the presents, it is about spending time with your family,” says Myesha.
Myesha, Riley and their dad Craig still maintain a close connection with Waipuna, working with the counselling and family support team. This ongoing support is a common part of hospice services as care for family and whanau both before and after the death of their loved one is an important focus. Waipuna Hospice provide services and support at no cost to people like Myesha and her family. Waipuna Hospice is not funded by the Government, while some of their services are contracted by the District Health Board, they still need to raise $3.7 million in the coming financial year to meet the shortfall in their operating costs.
100% of all funds donated remain in the local community, helping to ensure hospice services are provided at no cost to our patient, families and whānau.
This limited edition bauble is now on sale at Waipuna Hospice reception, Waipuna Hospice charity shops and online through the Waipuna Hospice. website
Was $10 – now only $5 each and postage is $4.00 anywhere in New Zealand.