Urgent COVID-19 Appeal

As the coronavirus crisis sweeps through all aspects of daily life, people still deserve the best possible palliative care at the end of life. Our team are working round-the-clock to deliver care to more than 150 patients and their whānau in their homes. Without Cranford Hospice, there will be nowhere else for these people to turn.

The impact of the coronavirus means that Cranford Hospice is facing a substantial financial crisis. Uncertainty around future fundraising events, grants, the cancellation of our annual street appeal and closure of our three retail stores for over 7 weeks means around 50% of our income is at risk.

The stark reality is that the future of Cranford Hospice’s services are at stake. We are calling on supporters and people in our local community today to help ensure their vital services can survive.

Please donate today and spread the word and urge everyone you know to do the same.

You may be facing challenges of your own. But please, if you can, take a moment to help people receive the hospice care we need. Your donation matters.

Together we will get through this crisis. And we will be here for people who need us today and for years to come.

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A message from Sonya

“I am a 36 year old mum of a 2 year old and 7 year old, living at home with my family and friends. I have terminal cervical cancer and am supported by the incredible Cranford Hospice team.

Cranford have been an absolute blessing for me. Answering scared phone calls in the middle of the night when I’m sick, and sending out nurses to my home. Taking me in to their inpatient unit and providing the best and most passionate care, easing my worries and concerns. They also have been providing a wrap-around service for the boys (music therapy, counselling etc) to make sure those immediately effected have the support needed.

I have found them to be supportive, comforting, highly professional, and cannot thank them enough for being such an important part of my journey. They always put a smile on my face, even on the rough days.

They are currently helping over 150 patients during this lockdown, and have helped thousands over the years of operating, including my nana. Cranford street appeal unfortunately didn’t happen due to the lockdown, and the second hand shops which keep money rolling in were also closed. This is around 50% of their funding for a free service provided to people like me, and probably others you know and love.

I encourage you to donate what you can, and take the time to spread the word. This is a service which we so desperately need to support in Hawkes Bay, it’s such an asset filled with the most beautiful souls. I could never afford what Cranford would be worth for everything they provide me, so fundraising ensures we have access to this service for free.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Lots of love to you all.”

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A message from our CEO, Janice Byford-Jones

“The kindness and support from Sonya and from our community means so much to us all here at Cranford Hospice.

During such trying times, thank you for showing us every service we offer is worth fighting for. I promise to make your contribution count. Together we will overcome this crisis.

COVID-19 has impacted us all. I hope you have been able to access the care and support that you might need during this time.

Your gift today will make such a difference in the lives of people living with a life-limiting condition. On behalf of the team here at Cranford Hospice, thank you.

He aha te mea nui o te ao 
He tāngata He tāngata He tāngata 

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people, it is people

Ngā mihi nui – with big thanks,

Janice Byford-Jones,
Chief Executive Officer

Watch this short video message from Janice


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