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 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.
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.
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.
Douglas Charitable Trust
Douglas Pharmaceuticals is 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.
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.