Each year we work in partnership with Farmers to create a Christmas campaign. This will be our tenth year in partnership and together we would have raised just under $7 million 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 $15.99 and thanks to Farmers, the full purchase price of all baubles bought in store is donated to the local hospice.
Raising vital awareness.
The lovely staff at Farmers are pros at spreading awareness of hospice services. It’s so important to us that the public are aware of services hospices provide across the country, so more people know support is available to them and their loved ones.
Christmas campaign 2023
The design of this years bauble is a pōhutukawa. The iconic red flowers bloom each year around Christmas time, earning it the name ‘New Zealand’s Christmas Tree’. Pōhutukawa is a special symbol of summer found only here in Aoteaora.
Hospice provides a wrap-around service encompassing compassion and comfort. Care is provided for anyone with a life limiting condition and their whānau.
You can purchase your 2023 Christmas bauble here. Thank your supporting hospice this Christmas.
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 $87 million is required from the community to meet the annual shortfall – we’re sincerely grateful to Farmers and their customers for their ongoing support.
Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa – Hospice New Zealand has gifted Farmers a platinum medal, in recognition of the incredible contribution Farmers has made to the hospice movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.