Hospice Shop Gets New Truck For About Town

Posted Thursday December 21, 2017
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Otago Community Hospice’s two Dunedin shops are putting to use the capacity of their new truck, co-funded by the Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust.

The truck was purchased with a cornerstone grant of $20,000 from the Casino trust, and other donated funds.

Hospice CEO Ginny Green says with changing health and safety requirements, and increasing number of pick ups, including plenty of furniture moving meant that finding funding for a bigger, better-equipped truck became urgent at the beginning of this year.

“It was fantastic to get the $20,000 grant from the Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust, which made the truck purchase possible.”

Bond Street Store Manager Cat Callanan says the truck has revolutionized shop pick ups for her and the shop team, being a lot bigger and having a hydraulic lift.

Hon Stan Rodger, the Chairman of the Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust says the Trust was thrilled to be able to help with the purchase of the vehicle.

“The work of the Otago Hospice is so very important to many vulnerable people and their families. The truck will clearly be of considerable assistance in the fund-raising activities of the Hospice.”

There are seven Hospice Shops operating in several locations throughout Otago and they are a key part of the Hospice’s fundraising initiatives. This year the shops are forecast to contribute approximately 800,000 towards the hospice’s 2.4 million fundraising target. 

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