Upper Clutha Hospice Trust and Otago Community Hospice to work together

Posted Thursday June 21, 2018
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The Upper Clutha Hospice Trust and the Otago Community Hospice this week launch a collaboration, which includes fundraising and financial support for hospice services in Wanaka region.

Upper Clutha Hospice Trust Chairman, Russell McGeorge says it is timely for the trust, which funded the Stina Mooyman Palliative and Respite Care Suite at the Enliven Care Centre, and provides other financial support to assist those with terminal illnesses in the Upper Clutha, to contribute to palliative care service delivery in their region by the Otago Community Hospice.

The Upper Clutha Hospice Trust will make a financial contribution of $30,000 to Otago Community Hospice for the 2018-19 financial year. They will also use their deep community links to help out with the Otago Community Hospice’s Annual Collection in 2019 as well as working with fundraising staff to develop new initiatives in the community.

“We recognize the valuable services provided by the Otago Community Hospice’s community team in the Upper Clutha, and we want to support this service. Not just financially, but also via our team of fundraisers,” says Mr McGeorge.

Otago Community Hospice CEO Ginny Green says this new collaboration is a great step forward for the Hospice service’s sustainability in this region.

“Wanaka has many challenges, being our fastest growing population and also our most remote.

“The Trust has gathered great momentum in Wanaka, and we are excited to be working in with them. To have this extra support is very welcome. We have a small fundraising team based in Dunedin, so our fundraising outreach in Wanaka is tricky – having the crack team of fundraisers associated with the Upper Clutha Trust is fabulous.

“We look forward to growing this partnership.”

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