Otago Community Hospice Events

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Events Calendar October to December 2018

Hospice Email Events Oct Dec 18 page 2

Shorts for Hospice

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Shorts Day for Hospice is about having some fun with what you wear on Wednesday 21st June 2017. Businesses, schools, and individuals are challenged to throw away their inhibitions and wear their liveliest and most outrageous shorts for one day for Hospice. The event will challenge people to have fun, to celebrate life and live every moment.

Each year Otago Community Hospice provides care and support to people in the Otago community with a life limiting illness. As a charity our services are provided free of charge, but to be able to do this we need to raise around $2 million each year.

By taking part in Shorts for Hospice day and donating, you will be enabling the Otago Community Hospice team of nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors and volunteers to continue to provide the highest quality palliative care services for future generations.

How much does it cost?

  • $250 per Business (less than 20 employees),
  • Organisations with more than 20 employees – $250.00 PLUS please make an appropriate additional donation based on the number of employees you have.
  • Individuals – donation
  • Gold coin donations for schools

Registering is easy! Simply complete the registration form and email it to donna.davidson@otagohospice.co.nz or fax to 03 473 6015

Shorts for Hospice Registration Form



Hops for Hospice

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Otago Community Hospice and Otago Polytechnic have collaborated to create a unique craft beer. Hops for Hospice is the official launch event for this beer and it will be showcased alongside five other unique craft beers from around Otago. Each beer has been creatively matched with an exquisite menu that will truly tantalise your taste buds. Come along and join us for an evening of beer tasting including the launch of our own craft beer which has never been tasted before. All proceeds go to the Otago Community Hospice. 

Get in quick - tickets are limited.  To get your ticket go to:



Annual Street Appeal

Our annual Street Appeal is on Friday 19th May.

We're looking for volunteer collectors to fill the gaps. If you'd like to help out, please email rebecca.shaw@otagohospice.co.nz


Farmers Tree of Remembrance

Farmers Tree of Remembrance

Farmers stores throughout New Zealand raise funds for their local hospice throughout November and December. 

The overarching campaign is called Caring Connections in our Community which reflects the community based nature of hospice services and the sense of connection that Farmers has in the community.

There are two ways that people can support hospice at Farmers stores – via the Tree of Remembrance or by purchasing a specially designed hand painted bauble.

The Tree of Remembrance is an opportunity to remember someone special in the lead up to Christmas.  Everyone who makes a donation will receive a card to write their personal message on, they can then place it on the dedicated remembrance tree that is in each store.

“All funds raised in Otago will remain in our community to support Otago Community Hospice and enable us to keep our services free of charge to everyone who needs us.” Explains Hospice CEO Ginny Green.

Pictured below Farmers staff and the Hospice Team with a cheque for $35,301.16 from the recent 2016 campaign.  An incredible effort from both the Oamaru and Dunedin stores.

170210 Farmers Chq Presentation