At Waipuna Hospice, we believe in a world where people don’t have to face death alone, afraid, and in pain, and those left behind aren’t left grieving without support. Join our incredible community of GEMS givers and commit to caring, because life is special.
If you are printing the signup form, please fill it in and return it to us via post (details below) or email us a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why Your Givers Are So Important
Every month you could be supporting people facing their end-of-life journey, helping ensure our nurses and family support team are there to care for them when they need us the most.
We constantly have to adapt the way we care for our patients and families, and regular donations help us achieve that. Your monthly donation could help more people, ensuring they aren’t alone at the end of their life.
By becoming a regular donor you will help ensure that our patients don’t die alone. Patients like Emma’s mother Rona.
Emma Frame’s mother Robina Simpson – known as ‘Rona’- was diagnosed with cancer and given 12 months to live. However, life, or death, had other plans, and she passed away only three months later at just 58.
Not expecting such a quick regression, Emma and her husband Tim had booked a European holiday… “and Mum was adamant that we still go.”
“A few days prior to us leaving, Mum was discharged from the hospital and she looked amazing. She was glowing and looked the best I had seen her for months.”
“She dropped us off at the Airport and said ‘goodbye’, then 24 hours later she died. We weren’t there,” reflects Emma, who was 25 at the time.
It wasn’t until a year later that Emma discovered her Mum didn’t die alone. A Waipuna Hospice nurse was with her when she died.
“I felt so at peace knowing that she wasn’t alone when she died and that Waipuna Hospice was there. If I couldn’t be, then I couldn’t think of anyone better to have been with her in her last moments than a hospice nurse.”
Care like this isn’t possible without support from people like you, which is why regular givers are so important. Sign up to become a regular donor, and help ensure we are there to care for people like Rona in the future.
Not sure how much to donate? Below are some possible donation amounts that could have a huge impact on our care. $30 per month is as little as $1 a day and could mean the world to someone facing death and dying. However, the donation amount is up to you. Big or small, it all helps.
$30 per month.
$50 per month.
$100 per month.
$250 per month.
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up using the online platform, or download our printable form which can be posted or scanned back to us. Signing up is easy, and once it’s done, you don’t have to do anything else.
Once you have signed up and selected your donation amount and frequency, donations will be automatically deducted from your nominated bank account or credit card.
We will notify you to confirm when your first gift has been processed. We will then issue your annual tax-deductible receipt just after the tax year ends, with a record of all your donations.
Your donations will go to work straight away, helping care for the terminally ill and bereaved in your community. We’ll provide you with regular updates on the impact of your generosity.
Why regular givers are so important:
- Having regular donations from our generous regular givers helps Waipuna Hospice plan for the future, ensuring that we are here to help people in our community when they need us the most.
- Regular donations reduce administration work attached to our income, making them more efficient donations.
- Your regular donation will go straight towards supporting those facing their final journey. It will also help ensure we are there to care for the families, whānau and friends that are left behind.
- It also means you will remain close to the work we do and your unique impact. Our regular givers receive more targeted communications and therefore have a clearer idea of our long-term work and strategy and the invaluable part you play.
- It’s easy! Once you have signed up you don’t have to do anything else. Your regular donations do all the work for you, directly supporting the work of Waipuna Hospice.
As a Waipuna Hospice GEM, you will hear first-hand from us about the impact your donation is having right here in your local community.
THE LIVES YOU’RE IMPACTING AS GIVERS
Below are some stories from people whose lives have been directly impacted by Waipuna Hospice. This is only possible thanks to the generosity of people like our GEMS.
When you become a GEM, you’re helping people just like Emma, Nicki, and Hayden.
Click on their picture to read their story.
Dying with Dignity The importance of patient dignity in end-of-life care cannot be denied. The concept of dignity may be likened to that of love – important, widely understood, difficult to define, and something that can’t be taught in a black-or-white manner. At Waipuna Hospice, we believe respecting patient dignity and giving patients choices is…
Hospice Is Where My Heart Is Trish Thorner is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Waipuna Hospice. As a CNS, Trish’s role is all about coordinating a team of nurses and taking triage or emergency phone calls from patients and families. After working in palliative care for 15 years, hospice holds a special place in…
Death Doesn’t Always Go To Plan A story about Emma Frame’s journey with Waipuna Hospice. Death doesn’t always go to plan. However, thanks to your support Waipuna Hospice is there no matter what. Every dollar you donate helps us care for the terminally ill and bereaved in your community. Your support makes our care possible,…
Forever Grateful, Forever in My Heart A Story by Nicki Everitt Waipuna Hospice was there for my family when we needed them the most. They took care of my mum, Stella, when she was battling pancreatic cancer, and later my family when we were dealing with the grief of losing someone so special. Mum’s journey…
No one imagines a life of suffering for their child. Jenny Noble, the mother of Waipuna Hospice patient, Hayden, shares her story on finding out her child has a terminal illness before the age of six, and the journey her family has gone through since. When you find out you’re pregnant, you often envision what…
Lockdown was hard for everyone. But for Waipuna Hospice patient Mandy Lowe, lockdown brought with it the worst pain imaginable – being separated from her children. With the support of our generous community, Waipuna Hospice is able to make sure that while separated from those she loves most, Mandy Lowe and all our patients are…
No One Should Die Alone Facing a terminal diagnosis alone isn’t something any of us want to think about. Having no family to turn to, no shoulder to cry on, and no one to comfort you when things become too painful is an agonising reality for many. When Jan Garrett was diagnosed with terminal bowel…
Become a Waipuna Hospice GEM today with a regular gift and help people who are going through one of the hardest journeys of their lives.
If you have any questions about becoming Waipuna Hospice GEM with your regular donation, please email us at email@example.com or call 07 552 4380.