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.  Just over $819,000 was donated towards the end of 2020.

With this record breaking amount, the total raised by Farmers staff and customers since 2014 exceeds $5M cementing this as the most successful and largest fundraising campaign in the history of hospices nationally.  All $5 million donated over this time has gone into providing palliative care free of charge in the communities in which the funds were raised.

Thanks to the support of Farmers one of the unique elements of this fundraising 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 (sold for $10 with the full $10 donated to hospice) was once again in high demand.   In 2020 14,970 of the hand painted collectable baubles “Comfort by Hospice” were sold.  They are now a sought after collectors item with people anticipating their release in time for Christmas.

Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased a bauble in 2020, your generosity is very much appreciated by everyone using hospice services in our communities.

Thank you also to the team at Farmers. To every staff member who embraces this campaign and acts as a fundraising ambassador for their local hospice service, your effort, energy and compassion for our work is much appreciated.

Find your hospice service and their total raised below;

2020 final total 
Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North $37,580
Cranford Hospice, Hawkes Bay $43,251
Far North Community Hospice $7,133
Franklin Hospice, Pukekohe, Auckland $21,641
Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty $4,764
Hospice Marlborough $12,698
Harbour Hospice – Auckland $58,185
Hospice New Zealand $25,046
Hospice Rotorua $26,114
Hospice South Canterbury $13,944
Hospice Southland $14,944
Hospice Tairawhiti, Gisborne $5,727
Hospice Taranaki $25,375
Hospice Waikato $74,074
Hospice Wairarapa $11,066
Hospice Whanganui $7,689
Hospice West Auckland $21,807
Lake Taupo Hospice $8,199
Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington $71,310
Mercy Hospice, Auckland $40,132
Nelson Tasman Hospice $25,609
North Haven Hospice, Whanagrei $8,705
Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch $84,060
Hospice Mid Canterbury & Nurse Maude Hospice, Ashburton $6,309
Otago Community Hospice $33,371
Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt $52,015
Totara Hospice, South Auckland $52,035
Waipuna Hospice, Tauranga $26,690
National total for 2020 $819,487

A huge thank you to all the Farmers team and their generous customers for once again supporting hospice in such a fabulous way.

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