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Annual Appeal March 2020

Annual Appeal March 2020

Cranford Hospice is the local hospice for Hawke’s Bay, and this March we are asking for people to show their support for our 2020 Annual Appeal.

Workplaces, schools and community groups are invited to “Go Orange for Cranford” and fundraise for us – hold a mufti day wearing their best orange outfit, host a morning tea with friends and colleagues, or invite customers to donate a dollar on the bill.

“This year we need to fundraise more than $3 million to ensure our services remain at no cost to our patients and families, and that’s why we need people to show their support for Cranford Hospice during this Appeal.  Together, we can give people the chance to treasure every moment.” says Sheena Revington, Cranford Hospice’s Marketing & Fundraising Manager.

When reflecting on the care that he has received, Dene one of Cranford Hospice’s patients says,

“When it boils down to it, it’s not knowing that’s scary. But the beauty of Cranford is knowing that with their help, you can hopefully go back into your own home and environment.  It’s good to know what services are available, like counselling when the family members need it, and an occupational therapist who comes in with equipment to help us at home. These are things you don’t usually ask for, because you don’t know you need it. It’s good to know Cranford are there when you need them.”

Every day, Cranford Hospice supports over 150 husbands and wives, sons and daughters, friends, whānau, neighbours and colleagues.  We do this by providing the best possible palliative care, education and advice to the people of Hawke’s Bay.  The youngest person we’re caring for is 1 and the oldest is 101 years old.

The month will conclude with the Annual Street Appeal from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th March.  Nearly 400 volunteers will be donning orange aprons and holding collection buckets on the streets of Hawke’s Bay.

For more information check out our resources on our Annual Appeal page by clicking here or phoning 06 878 7047.