Hospices throughout the country have once again been overwhelmed and humbled by the support from Farmers Department Stores and their customers in the lead up to Christmas.
More than $908,000 was donated from the Farmers Christmas Charity Campaign towards the end of 2021. This is the eighth year that Farmers has raised funds for hospice and to date around $6M has been donated to help keep services free of charge.
One of the incredible parts of this fundraising campaign is that 100% of funds raised in each community stay in that community to support the local hospice service. The iconic annual bauble produced by Farmers exclusively for hospice was once again in high demand. Nearly 15,000 collectable baubles “Togetherness” were sold, contributing a significant sum to the final total.
Not only did the team at Farmers embrace raising funds for our hospice, they also worked as ambassadors for our services, helping the community to better understand the work we do. This help to raise awareness is invaluable as our goal is to see more people everywhere have access to hospice services.
We can’t thank the Farmers team and their customers enough for their generosity towards hospice. Raising over $900,000 is incredible, especially during a year where many felt the significant impact of COVID-19. We have been blown away by the support of Farmers staff and the community.