The days are getting colder, which means it’s nearly time to bare the legs in support of Waipuna Hospice.

Why should you wear shorts for Hospice?

As a charity, all of our services are provided at no cost to the patients and their family, but to be able to do this and support our local community we need to raise over $3.7million per year.

Shorts4Hospice is one way we can raise funds and ask for donations in a fun and inclusive way. Every dollar raised from Shorts4Hospice goes towards enabling our team of nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors and volunteers to ensure we provide the highest standard of palliative care services within our community.

How it works

Friday 21 June is the day when we ask you, your friends and colleagues to wear shorts in support of Waipuna Hospice.

Get out your brightest, boldest, biggest, craziest, most trendy shorts and have some fun while raising money for Waipuna Hospice. Register, donate or challenge others to get on board, share your photos on Facebook, decorate the office or create an event or set up Givealittle page to help fundraise! Life is short – make it count!

Registration Options

Choose an option to suit you as an individual, School, Group, Organisation or Corporate Business. It’s a great day to throw out inhibitions and challenges you to have fun, celebrate life and make the most of every day!

Register as an individual for a donation of $10, then get your friends and family behind you by setting up a GiveaLittle and help spread awareness.

Get your School or Community Group involved by hosting a mufti day, fundraising event or donation drop-off. Life is short, help us spread the word!

Join our network in the Bay of Plenty by registering your business with a donation of $200, then encourage your staff to get involved and donate.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email