Our supporters
We are incredibly grateful to all Trusts, individuals, businesses, and community groups who have so generously supported this project. Below we give special thanks to those who have given significant gifts.

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan was passionate about Hospice and was one of our most engaged and committed Day Group volunteers. He left a substantial bequest which has helped us boost a variety of projects, including his beloved Day Group programme and specialist training opportunities. Michael’s generous contribution to our redevelopment project will have permanent recognition with a dedication of the new Day Centre, where patients, carers and family members will be welcomed for essential support programmes.
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In November 2019 John died at the age of 85, leaving a third of his estate to Harbour Hospice. The reasons behind legacy gifts are deeply personal. For John, he was motivated by the death of his mother from cancer when he was a young boy. John had promised himself that when he died, he would leave a legacy that would touch the lives of children and cancer patients, far beyond his lifetime. We are incredibly grateful to John for his kindness and the long-lasting impact it will have, and are delighted to dedicate the new courtyard in his honour.

Norah Hamblin Memorial Trust
Nurse, volunteer, donor and philanthropist, Norah Hamblin, has made an enormous and lasting contribution to our Hospice, and now her legacy will live on with a special dedication set to stand proud in our new nurses’ station at North Shore. Norah died in 2013 on her 99th birthday, leaving a significant bequest to Hospice and funds to establish the Norah Hamblin Memorial Trust. The Trust’s gift to our redevelopment project will be commemorated with a permanent dedication in honour of the inspirational woman Norah Hamblin was, and her admirable contribution to nursing and palliative care.
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Our completed hospice will feature a training room which will be used to deliver training and education programmes for staff, volunteers and the wider healthcare community, including medical and paramedic students. It’s thanks to the generosity of the Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust, which has made a significant gift towards its completion, that this is possible.

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Generous and fun in nature, Carol Ann took great pleasure from the company of her good friends and neighbours during her life, and sought support from Hospice for herself and her loved ones during her final days. In appreciation of the care she received, Carol Ann made a significant bequest to Harbour Hospice in her Will, ensuring that many others can receive specialist care and support when they need it most. We are delighted to dedicate a new family and whānau bedroom to Carol Ann in acknowledgement of her incredible gift and support of Harbour Hospice.



We are extremely grateful to the Smale family and Smales Farm for their incredible financial support of this project.

We also deeply appreciate Greg’s involvement as a key member of our project team, providing voluntary expert advice on our Shea Terrace Development Committee and Project Control Group. We would also like to acknowledge Greg and Felicity’s significant support of the feasibility and early project costs, which helped to launch this important project for our community.

The Smale family and Smales Farm have a long association with Harbour Hospice, and we are honoured to partner together on numerous initiatives to raise vital funds to support our service, facilities and local community. Thank you.

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We are delighted to work alongside North Shore locals, Sir Stephen and Lady Margaret, on this vital community project. Sir Stephen and Lady Margaret support over 700 organisations each year to help families, communities, and the environment for the long-term benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are incredibly grateful for their significant support towards the redevelopment of the hospice facilities on the North Shore.
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New Zealand Community Trust

We’re incredibly grateful to the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) for their generous support. Committed to ensuring funds go back into local communities, the NZCT gave over $45million worth of grants to community projects right across New Zealand between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.
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The Douglas Charitable Trust

Douglas Pharmaceuticals is a rapidly expanding pharmaceutical company “with a reputation for high manufacturing standards, quality products and outstanding client service.” Giving back to the community through its charitable trust is an important part of its company culture. We are very grateful that the Trust has chosen to generously support this vital community project.
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Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian

Harbour Hospice has been generously supported by the Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust for over two decades. The Trust supports people with illnesses, elderly or disadvantaged people in the Greater Auckland community.

Sir Ernest Hyam Davis was a brewery baron and an esteemed philanthropist. His daughter, Mollie Carr, was a successful property investor in her own right.

We are delighted to further the wishes of the Trust through a multi-year grant in support of the redevelopment and expansion of our facilities.


Pub Charity Limited

Pub Charity Limited has been supporting worthy community organisations all over New Zealand for over 30 years. We are grateful for Pub Charity’s generous grant towards our construction costs for this project.

The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. Since 1985 the Foundation has supported thousands of good causes all around New Zealand. We really appreciate The Lion Foundation’s generous support of the metal roofing and joinery for this project.

Oceanbridge Shipping Limited

Established in 1981 by the Managing Director, Bill Speedy, Oceanbridge has grown to become one of the leading consolidators of cargo to and from New Zealand. Bill and Lindsay Speedy are North Shore locals and long-standing supporters of Hospice. We are very grateful for their significant support of this project.

The Trusts Community Foundation

The Trusts Community Foundation supports community groups throughout New Zealand. We are very grateful for two significant grants in support of the long lead items, metal roofing, and metal windows and doors for stage 1 of construction, and the stage 2 roofing costs, which has helped to make this project a reality for the community.

W and W.A.R Fraser Charitable Trust

Harbour Hospice is very grateful to have been generously supported by the W and W.A.R Fraser Charitable Trust for over 25 years.

The W and W.A.R Fraser Charitable Trust was established in 1984 with the purpose of providing a better quality of life for New Zealanders. We are delighted to help fulfil these wishes through the redevelopment, improvement and expansion of our community hospice facilities, and deeply appreciate the Trust’s significant support of this important project.