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Lockdown creates new wave of hospice shoppers

A ‘phenomenal’ surge of interest in sustainable shopping has helped reduce the financial impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on Harbour Hospice’s 17 shops, although the future is far from assured.

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Hospice expertise supports palliative care in the community

Medical Officer Heidi Conway leads our Palliative Outcomes Initiative (Poi) team alongside her duties as a Hospice Doctor.

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Hospice gives Lorraine hope for the future

Lorraine and Kevin are planning
another trip in summer. They can look forward to travelling because you and others in our community support the Hospice services that help Lorraine manage her illness.

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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Vintners’ Virtual Brunch 2020

With Covid-19 disrupting big gatherings, we’ve moved Vintners’ online with a unique auction experience.

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New Chair sees opportunities in Covid-19 crisis

One of Ann’s strengths is her ability to identify the opportunities in a crisis and not be weighed down by the challenges.

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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.

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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.

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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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