A national partner for the past five years, Craigs Investment Partners (CIP) have contributed to hospice in a variety of ways at both branch and national levels. In 2012 all fundraising andvolunteering efforts raised over $230,000 for hospices throughout the country.
As national education partners, their support has funded the full revision of two training programmes the Syringe Driver Competency Training Programme and the Palliative Care for Care Assistants Programme. Both updated training programmes will be launched during 2013. Funding has also been critical in the development of the new professional development programme, the Foundations of Spiritual Care, for launch mid-2013.
The following selection of highlights from 2012 demonstrates the commitment and various ways CIP has worked with hospices across the country:
Cranford Hospice was the selected recipient of the annual Head Office fundraising efforts. Funds raised by Head Office went towards supporting Cranford’s education programme. Palmerston North branch also helped by sourcing an autograph from Sir Richard Hadlee with a signed cricket bat that was auctioned in support of Cranford hospice.
Auckland – Auckland branch supported Mercy Hospice in hosting the Hospice Cuppa launch in May 2012, this launch also benefited Hospice North Shore and Hospice West Auckland. Auckland Staff also hosted their own Hospice Cuppa fundraiser and later, volunteered at Mercy’s annual Strawberry Festival and supported Hospice North Shore’s race day.
Gisborne – Gisborne Branch was again principal sponsor of the Annual Charity Auction and Strawberry Festival events raising an estimated $23,000 for Hospice Tairawhiti. Support is also given with representation at board level.
Kerikeri – A staff member is on the Board of Hospice Mid-Northland and provides their governance and professional expertise in a voluntary capacity.
New Plymouth – As sponsors of The Wedding Singer, CIP helped raise $87,000 in support of Hospice Taranaki. The local branch also provides support in a number of other ways such as promoting hospice during other community events.
Rotorua – The Rotorua team organised and took part in the Craigs Hospice Golf Classic raising $8,000. They also contributed by collecting for the Annual Street Appeal and supported other events.
Tauranga – Since 2005 the Tauranga branch has sponsored the production and printing costs of Waipuna’s newsletter. In addition, CIP supports Waipuna Hospice through encouraging clients to support hospice with donations via their mySTART® initiative. The team are also actively involved with Waipuna’s Foundation Board.
Wanganui – The team helped again to organize and host the Pro-Am Golf Tournament of which Hospice Wanganui was a joint beneficiary, and raised $4,600.
Wellington – The Wellington branch has continued to help the Te Omanga and Mary Potter Hospice’s by volunteering during the Strawberry Festival, helping to fund the marketing and advertising of the event.
Whangarei – CIP sponsored the hospice banner in the central city for awareness week. They also supported North Haven Hospice’s Melbourne Cup event and participated in the auction.
Blenheim – Hospice Marlborough and CIP worked together on the Michael Ponder Art Exhibition and a golf tournament raising $15,000.
Dunedin – Dunedin branch is involved in various initiatives, with several staff on the Board of both the Otago Community Hospice and the Otago Community Hospice Foundation Board. Staff are involved in the Hospice Fundraising Committee and often sell tickets and attend hospice events, such as High Tea with Jo Seagar. Staff also volunteered to collect donations from the Christmas Remembrance Trees and Annual Street Appeal.
Palmerston North – CIP again supported the Michael Higgins Memorial Arohanui Hospice Golf Tournament which raised over $40,000.