Sue Chau blog

Being far from family inspires contribution to community

Sue organises the Asian Food and Culture Festival, which raises funds for Hospice, and she belongs to two special groups of Harbour Hospice contributors.

Christine Sanderson

Priority change for garage sale’s ‘Camp Leader’

Since the first Warkworth Garage Sale 21 years ago, Christine Sanderson has been ‘Camp Leader’, chief sorter and saleswoman, rag cutter and deliverer, community liaison and, to many customers, the face of a local institution.

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The “Linen Ladies” recycle for good

Rae Taylor and Adeline Cottier, aka, The Linen Ladies, have a bond of friendship and humour which has seen them through over 8 years of volunteering together.

carol bell blog

Homemaking skills brought to Hospice

From working in our shops to baking the cake for the opening of Hibiscus Hospice, Carol is always looking for creative new ways that she can help Hospice make a little more money from donations.

valerie alder-blog

Every little bit helps

In addition to her regular Hospice shop shift, Valerie cleans and restores all the silver donations to their former glory.

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Creative ways to fundraise

Val says “every patient has taught me something that’s been really important in my life.

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Thank you to our volunteers

We’re full of gratitude for our 1,400 Harbour Hospice volunteers every week of the year, but this week we’re making noise about it!

rob heath blog

From driving to recycling

After watching a friend pass away in Hospice care, Rob Heath always knew he would find a way to get involved in Hospice one day.

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Rewarding roles for shop volunteers

If there is such a thing as an enviable problem, our shops have it. They are so busy that we constantly need more volunteers.

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Shona’s passion for our patients

We are blessed to have amazing IPU volunteers like Shona.