An incredible $284,552 was raised for New Zealand hospices in 2018 thanks to a very special partnership between BNI New Zealand and Hospice NZ.
In Hawke’s Bay we have four BNI Chapters: BNI Deco City, BNI Hawke’s Bay, BNI Heretaunga and BNI Wine Country. They are active supporters of Cranford Hospice and we really appreciate these relationships with our local business community.
BNI® is New Zealand’s largest referral marketing organisation. Its guiding principle is Givers Gain® – a philosophy that goes beyond networking to make an extraordinary contribution to communities across New Zealand. There are over 110 BNI business groups (known as chapters) throughout the country involving thousands of businesses, and these chapters have a long and dedicated history of raising funds for their local hospices. Since our national partnership was formed in 2007, BNI chapters have raised a phenomenal $2 million towards the work of Hospice while also raising invaluable awareness of our services.
Nationally, BNI New Zealand sponsors the BNI Palliative Care Scholarship Programme, with over $149,000 donated to date to fully fund the programme and support Hospice NZ’s commitment to growing leaders in palliative care. BNI New Zealand provides complimentary membership for hospice staff and National Director Graham Southwell is also a registered psychotherapist and volunteer counsellor one day a week at a hospice in Auckland.
We are so very grateful for the generosity of BNI New Zealand and to each and every BNI member for their incredible support of Hospice – truly Givers Gain® in action.