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Volunteer of many talents marks 30 years with hospice

Alan Thomas, aged 89, has volunteered for Harbour Hospice for an impressive 30 years. Apart from his marriage of 66 years to his wife Jill, it’s the longest commitment he’s ever made, he jokes.

Elizabeth Apiata and Moana

Flowers and family

Harbour Hospice care is available to anyone who needs specialist support at any stage of a life-limiting illness. Elizabeth Apiata was a patient with Harbour Hospice for well over a year and said the support enabled her to focus on the things that gave her joy – like flowers and her family. 

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National volunteer week 2024

The week of 16-22 June marks National Volunteer Week and Harbour Hospice will be taking the opportunity to celebrate and thank its army of 1200 volunteers.

Amanda Moore (blog)

Live painting a first for hospice art show

This year’s Harbour Hospice Art Exhibition and Sale will feature live painting for the first time. This involves an artist completing their work in front of an audience and Manly artist Amanda Moore has accepted the challenge.

Brian Evans (blog)

Making life better for Brian

Grandfather and great grandfather Brian Evans, 86, began receiving Harbour Hospice care six months ago and says having the support has helped him relax more and enjoy every day.


Big Day Out: Gibbs Farm experience wows ticket-holders

Thursday 18 April saw our very first Gibbs Farm Experience fundraiser go ahead. For many ticket holders this was something they'd wanted to do for years, and the farm did not disappoint.


Trail blazing Olympian Barbara Kendall inspires at Hibiscus House

Trail blazer. Icon. Advocate. Olympian. Volunteer. These are all words that describe Barbara Kendall, who we were incredibly lucky to host at Hibiscus House.

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Easter knitted chicks bring in a cool $4000

The results are in from our knitted chick Easter campaign. A total of 502 chicks were sold, raising an incredible $4016 for Harbour Hospice.


Local gin makers create special gin for hospice

What goes with gin? Sunflowers and calendar girls, of course. Puhoi-based gin makers, Batch10, have joined forces with the Warkworth Theatre Company to raise funds for Harbour Hospice.


Warkworth locals go nude for hospice

It’s not every day someone tells you they’re taking their clothes off for hospice. But stripping to the bare minimum is exactly what Lee-Anne Scarth and the Warkworth Theatre Group will do next month when they stage Tim Firth’s well-loved screenplay Calendar Girls to raise vital funds for Harbour Hospice.


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