Your monthly donation will help a person make every moment count.
This is one of the most powerful and meaningful gifts you could ever give.
As a Hospice Heart, you will ease the suffering of a patient with a life-limiting illness and offer comfort and support to their family and whānau.
Please make an incredible commitment today to join our regular giving program, to support patients in our community.
Here's the impact you will make
Give a moment of delight to someone who is dying with a delicious meal, fresh baking or bright flowers.
Give a family reassurance that they are never alone, with 24-hour advice just a phone call away.
Help to prevent and relieve suffering for a patient by treating pain and other troubling symptoms.
Help patients, families and children find strength through free counselling when they’re feeling afraid.
Ensure patients can be cared for at home, with the specialist support of a hospice community nurse.
Help a patient and their whānau create joyful lasting memories, in the precious time they have left.
Your regular gift helps local families like Judith and Kevin
“Their whole demeanour, their empathy and knowledge, their helpfulness. Whenever I needed hospice they were there, whether it be on the telephone or in our home.”
- Kevin, Judith’s husband
When Judith was first diagnosed with stomach cancer the focus of her care was on recovery. But after she didn’t respond well to surgery that focus sadly shifted to palliative care.
“Harbour Hospice stepped in straight away and from that point on they were there every step of the way,” Judith’s husband of 50 years, Kevin explains.
It was important to Judith that she be cared for at home because her home was her “castle”, and where she and her family had created many happy memories, Kevin explains. “She’d always said that home was where she wanted to be right up until she took her last breath.”
Through the compassionate support of people like you, Judith's wish was fulfilled. She was able to make the most of every day she had left, surrounded by those she loved in the comfort of her own home.
This is just a small part of the incredible work you can make possible for someone like Judith as a Hospice Heart.