Remember your loved ones and support Hospice at Farmers this Christmas From today, all Farmers stores across Aotearoa will be raising funds for their local hospice service.
This is the 10th year that Farmers have supported hospices nationally in the lead up to Christmas with customers donating nearly $7 million over that time, helping keep hospice services free of charge.
Government funds less than half the cost of running hospices. In the 2021-22 year, it cost over $186 million to provide free hospice care across New Zealand. While the Government provided $92 million, hospices had to raise over $94 million from their communities to bridge the gap. There are two ways Farmers customers can support their hospice from today until Christmas Eve; by donating to the Christmas Tree of Remembrance set up in each store, or by purchasing a limited-edition hospice bauble, available instore and online.
Each bauble is $15.99 and thanks to the generous support of Farmers, the full $15.99 from every purchase stays in the community and is donated to the local hospice service. Farmers also passes on 100% of all customer donations to hospice from the Tree of Remembrance.
This year’s bauble design features a Pōhutakawa flower signifying the beginning and the end of the journey of life.
Emily Tamepo, Hospice Kaiāwhina at Lake Tāupo Hospice says;
“Pōhutukawa are taonga of old. They care for the spirit of those who have passed away. May this special Pōhutukawa Christmas bauble be given as a gift of hope, faith and especially love as we remember them.”
Jo Seagar, long time champion and patron of Hospice, says, “Everybody deserves a good death. By supporting Hospice at Farmers, you can help ensure people across Aotearoa New Zealand receive the high-quality care and support they need, so they can focus on what really matters, living well until the end.”
There are limited numbers of the baubles available and they sell out each year, so please visit your hospice store or buy online today.