Each year we work in partnership with Farmers to create a Christmas campaign. In the seven years we have been in partnership more than $5 million has been raised for hospice services across the country.
Christmas is a time of year when we think of people who won’t be with us during the festive season. They may have died, they may be living overseas or in other parts of the country, or perhaps they just can’t be with us at this time of year. As part of this campaign there are two ways to support hospices, while also thinking about those you love.
The Tree of Remembrance.
During the Christmas campaign each Farmers store will have a Tree of Remembrance. Everyone who makes a donation, during the Christmas period, at a Farmers will receive a card to place on the tree. They can write a special message to a loved one you are thinking of. The money raised in the Farmers stores, for the Tree of Remembrance, stays in the community to support their local hospice service.
Limited edition bauble.
Another great way to support Hospice is to purchase a limited edition, bauble, available in Farmers stores across the country. Every year the beautiful bauble is designed to tell a story about hospice.
Each bauble is $10 and thanks to Farmers, the full purchase price of all baubles bought in store is donated to the local hospice.
Christmas campaign 2021 – Togetherness
This year’s bauble evokes the Christmas spirit, where family, friends and communities come to together to enjoy each other’s company and to make lasting memories. During this time of year, we also remember those who are no longer with us and cherish those who are.
Click here to find out more about the 2021 campaign.
Our Christmas campaign with Farmers is the biggest national fundraising drive of the year for Hospice. Whilst everything hospice provides to people is completely free of charge, it costs a lot to provide. The majority of funding comes from the Government but more than $77 million is required from the community to meet the annual shortfall – we’re sincerely grateful to Farmers and their customers for their ongoing support.