Every couple of years Dilmah runs a promotion to raise money for hospice. During August-September 2022, Dilmah committed to donating 50c from each box of Extra Strength tea bags sold, raising an incredible $20,000 for Hospice New Zealand.
We had the pleasure of meeting with Dilmah CEO, Dilhan Fernando and his son Amrit on their recent visit to New Zealand. Read more here
We met at the Dilmah t-Lounge in Wellington where we were greeted with unmistakable Sri Lankan hospitality and of course delicious tea! It was inspiring to hear about all the things Dilmah are doing to give back, not only to hospices here in Aotearoa, but also to a range of important causes in Sri Lanka.
The partnership between Dilmah and Hospice goes back a long way. Since 1997, Dilmah has donated all the tea each hospice service in New Zealand could need year after year. Due to this generous donation, hospices are able to make the highest quality tea available to all hospice patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
The process of making a cup of tea, and the comforting conversations that can occur over a hot cuppa can be relaxing and therapeutic, no matter the time of day or night. Around 11 million teabags have been donated over the years – a testament to the commitment of the entire Fernando family to New Zealand hospices. In terms of a dollar value, this donation has saved hospices throughout the country over $550,000 over the years – supporting us in providing care for people with a life-limiting condition, totally free of charge.
Thank you Dilmah for this incredible support.