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.
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 2022
Tina Parata, Kaiwhakahaere at Hospice New Zealand says the stars on this bauble are poignant.
“This is Aotearoa’s first year celebrating Matariki, a time when we remember and celebrate those who are no longer with us. So for me, the stars on this bauble represent our loved ones who have died, lighting up our skies with love and warmth. The mini stars inside, represent all our tupuna, who are watching over us, supporting us and guiding us into the future.”
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.