Otago Community Hospice Events

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BNI Around the World in 180 Days

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A motivated BNI Chapter in Dunedin is looking to travel the equivalent of around the world in 180 days. That’s 29,000kms!

The group will be travelling via bike, by foot, swimming, through general exercise, chuck in some hiking and let’s not forgot the group based activities. The team are looking to raise awareness and fundraising for the Otago Community Hospice, along with encouraging the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

If you would like to donate to this event please go to the link below:

BNI Around the World in 180 Days Fundraiser


Bright Light Night

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Update - This event has now Sold Out! Thank you for your continued interest and support!


13th August 2016 7.00pm

Light up every moment!  We are hosting in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic and Colliers International, a fabulous fundraising evening with our special guest Josh Emett.  This black tie, three course dinner will be the event of the winter season so don't miss out on your tickets as they will be selling out extremely fast.

Tickets can be purchased from Victoria - email victoria@sequelevents.co.nz or 021 990 440.  Limited numbers of tickets available.

There will be an exclusive art auction including a Hotere piece.  Watch this space for updates on the other artwork that will be available to purchase on the night.

See you there!



Josh Emett Supports Otago Community Hospice

Josh Emett Supports Otago Community Hospice

Otago Community Hospice teamed up with Josh Emett to host a fabulous dinner event at the new Madam Woo restaurant in Dunedin.

“Having Josh Emett host and talk the guests through his special Hospice banquet dinner was a real hit with around 50 invited guests. The event was a great opportunity for Otago Community Hospice to bring some of our supporters together and also raise funds. We held a raffle fundraiser that was won by former All Black Adrian Cashmore, who will enjoy a luxury break in Queenstown, generously donated by Cooke Howlison BMW, Rata and Hilton Queenstown” says Stanley Hebden, Marketing and Funding Manager, Otago Community Hospice. 

Josh Emett flew in for the event and commented how excited he was to be in Dunedin, saying “the last time he was in Dunedin he’d never been so cold, this visit he’d never been so hot! Josh also said he was very happy to support Hospice as his father had gone through the Hospice programme so he was well aware of the important services they provide”.

Otago Community Hospice needs to fund raise approximately $1.85m this financial year to ensure services across Otago are kept free for those who are dying and their families. “Josh and Madam Woo’s support certainly helps with our fundraising targets” says Stanley.

“It’s a pity we couldn’t invite more of our supporters to the event. However it is hoped that we can coordinate more events with Josh and Madam Woo in the future to ensure more of our supporters can also enjoy Josh’s stunning food and hosting” says Stanley.

Warm Hearts Morning Tea

Loraine Glassford and her family were supported by the Otago Community Hospice team for 2 years while her husband Len was unwell.  They were grateful to be able to keep Len at home with the help of the Hospice team.  Len passed away one year ago on the 22nd May 2014 and Loraine and her family would now like to give a little back...

On Thursday the 14th May Loraine is putting on a public morning tea, at the Milton Bowling Club from 10am - 1pm.

For a donation of $5 you are welcome to come out for a cuppa and some home baking.  There will be a sales table with items for sale.  The difference here is that you pay what you think the item is worth.

See you there with Warm Rooms and Warm Hearts.


Where: Milton Bowling Club

Time: 10am - 1pm

Cost: $5

2015 Midnight Express Cycling Challenge

The Midnight Express Cycling Challenge is a fundraiser for the Otago Community Hospice. Their aim is to raise $40,000 through the individual sponsorship of each rider/challenger taking part in this event.

The organisers are currently accept up to 40 Charity Champions to participate in this event. These keen individuals will be cycling through the night from Middlemarch to Alexandra along the Central Otago Rail Trail. A distance of 152km.

The cycling challenge will take place on Waitangi Day, Friday 6th February 2015. 

Participants will need to have a good level of fitness, mental endurance and be dedicated in promoting themselves to gain individual sponsorship through friends, family and business connections to raise at least $1,000 each. Alternatively you can sponsor yourself or have your business sponsor you to achieve the individual fundraising goal of $1,000.

Collectively the goal for this challenge is to raise $40,000+ for the Otago Community Hospice. Expenses for the event will be paid for from our grand total so if you think you can generate more than your individual goal of $1,000 that would be great, or if you or your business could donate time or materials towards the expenses please contact Steve Lawton on 03 455 0026.


You can find out more about the event here: http://hospicefundraiser.co.nz/