Help Us


We rely heavily on donations from the community to keep our doors open. You can make a donation online by clicking on the button below.

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Otherwise, you can post a cheque to:

Otago Community Hospice
P.O. Box 8002
Dunedin, 9041



This year we need to fundraise $2.4 million to maintain our hospice service. Over and above the fundraising, we rely on the community donating a range of goods to help our hospice run at the highest standard. This wishlist is a very tangible way for you to help us, and we really appreciate each and every contribution.

Inpatient Unit

  • 2 x Patient Recliner Chairs - please contact us as we have specific specifications and suppliers for these chairs – these chairs are valued at $4800. Please call for details.
  • Up-To-Date – a comprehensive online resource that provides the most current diagnostic, treatment and prognostic information on the variety of diseases which afflict patients whom we are caring for at OCH. It is an invaluable resource that dramatically enhances our ability to counsel patients and discuss prognosis questions that oftentimes arise. ($3000) Please call for details.


  • Garden vouchers – any value is fabulous
  • Petrol vouchers - $10 of value are ideal
  • Supermarket vouchers – $50 of value are ideal
  • A new hard drive for the fundraising team -  which will enable us to do more in-house design work for our donor database, volunteer, staff newsletters, as well as updating information brochures ($1875.55) Please call for details.
  • Garden chairs

Kitchen - Xmas specific

  • Xmas Cakes 
  • Fruit Mince Pies
  • Seasonal Fruit 
  • New World gift vouchers to purchase turkey breasts
  • Xmas Crackers 
  • Boxes of chocolates 
  • Small Xmas gifts to place on the patients lunch trays 

Kitchen General

  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Packets of biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Mini cans of coke, coke zero, lemonade, ginger beer &  ginger ale
  • Cereal, porridge
  • Oils – cooking, olive & rice bran
  • Specialty Cheeses


  • University Book Shop vouchers
  • Conversations on Dying – A Palliative Care Pioneer faces his own death – Phil Dwyer
  • After the Death of a Child – living with loss thought the years – Ann Finkbeiner
  • Compassion – The essence of palliative and end of life care – Phillip Larkin