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Nurse Champions

Nurse Champions

You make our work possible, and I couldn’t be more grateful.  In the lead up to our Winter Nurses Appeal, we tried something new. I invited a special group of Hawke’s Bay supporters to become Nurse Champions by donating towards a Matched Giving Fund. This fund reached $11,785, which meant, in our annual Winter Nurses Appeal we were able to say that every dollar donated would be doubled up to the value of $11,785, this is amazing!

The Winter Nurses Appeal has reached $50,136.52 thanks to the incredible generosity of the Hawke’s Bay community.

The star of our Nurses appeal was the lovely Lynlee. When I met with Lynlee we talked about how she began her journey with Cranford two years ago. The support that our nurses provided to Lynlee and her whānau was invaluable. Lynlee loved nothing more than spending quality time with her friends and whānau, and your support ensured she was able to do this.

Sadly, Lynlee recently died. I spoke with her daugther who told me that it was a peaceful process and that Lynlee died just as she wanted to, at home, in her bed  surrounded by her loved ones.  I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Lynlee’s whānau, and give thanks to them for allowing us to share her story.

At all COVID-19 Alert Levels, Cranford Hospice is here to care for you and your loved ones. Our team works around the clock to deliver care to more than 200 patients and their whānau in their homes. I acknowledge that receiving palliative care on a ‘normal’ day has challenges, and we are all dedicated to ensuring the best possible palliative care remains available during COVID-19 Alert Level changes.

Thank you for helping us help people like Lynlee and her whānau. I am continually humbled by your incredible compassion and generosity.

Ngā mihi mahana – warm regards


Janice Byford-Jones
Chief Executive Officer