Raise the hemline, raise eyebrows, raise funds, and raise awareness…
Join us on Monday 21st June for Shorts for Hospice and support Waipuna Hospice.

The days are getting colder, which means it’s nearly time to bare your legs in support of Waipuna Hospice. It’s easy to take part – simply dig out a pair of your summer shorts (or find a new pair at our charity shops!) and wear them on the shortest day of the year – Monday 21 June!

Why should you wear shorts for hospice?

As a charity, all of our services are provided at no cost to patients and their families, but to be able to do this and support our local community we need to raise over $4 million this 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 to people our community.

How it works

Monday 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 challenge yourself 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 fundraising page and help spread awareness.


Get your school, group, or organisation 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.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email events@waipunahospice.org.nz