Thank you to all our amazing volunteers
This National Volunteer Week Hospice West Auckland is taking time to acknowledge the significant and valuable contribution its volunteers make to its success. We have more than 450 people volunteering their time in some capacity, and they're a crucial part of making sure hospice services remain free-of-charge in West Auckland. Chief Executive Barbara Willia...
Support Hospice West Auckland at the Northern Mystics final home game
Get your cheering voice on and bring some loose change to the Northern Mystics game this weekend, and support Hospice West Auckland. Hospice West Rangatahi Youth Ambassadors and volunteers will be fundraising this game day to help keep hospice services in West Auckland at no-charge to our patients and their families. Grab your tickets for the game now!
Last week of voting for Good in the Hood
We’re now into the last three days of voting for Good in the Hood at Z Energy Te Atatu Peninsula. You may have seen our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors onsite every Saturday encouraging customers to vote for us. Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol at Z Energy this May gets to vote for their favourite charity to win a share of $4000. Next t...
Pictured: Our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors; Grace Clark and Jocie Giganto
Thank you to the team at the Warehouse Westgate
Thank you very much to the generous team at the Warehouse Westgate for donating tissues and paper towels to us. The support of organisations like The Warehouse is crucial is helping us continue caring for our patients and their families. We are always grateful for any support from our community. Other items on our wishlist include: 4G-enabled iPads to help ou...
Henderson Rotary Golf Competition a great success
This year’s Henderson Rotary Golf Competition, held on 23 March, was another great success, with more than 20 teams enjoying a great day’s golfing in the autumn sun. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and teams Henderson Rotary was able to make a generous donation of $11,000 to Hospice West Auckland. The donation will be put to use providing specialist...
Westies supporting Westies this Hospice Awareness Week
Seven Auckland Council volunteers from the West Auckland customer service team spent an afternoon outside the office and at our New Lynn Hospice shop. Team leader, Lorene Martin, wanted her team to learn more about the work we do, particularly the role our shops play in funding our essential specialist palliative care services. They learnt about "the life of stuff&quo...
Share a moment, Give a Moment, Live Every Moment
This Hospice Awareness Week, share a moment and give a moment to help people living with terminal illness live every moment What is a moment? Too often we spend our lives complaining about being too busy, somehow disregarding the individual moments that make up every day. Have you ever wished for a moment to go faster? For next week, next Christmas, next year to come quick...
New vehicles on the way for our community palliative care team
Our community palliative care team will stay on the road providing specialist palliative care throughout West Auckland thanks to $40,000 raised through community votes in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission campaign. Our vehicles are utilised on a daily basis by our health and social care team, delivering services to patients and families in their own homes. It is only with...
Students from local West Auckland college choose Hospice West Auckland
We are delighted to have two St Dominic’s College students, Vera Andjembe and Joanne Kim volunteering with us every Wednesday afternoon for the next two school terms. Currently learning about the relevance and importance of social media, you can catch them in our Hospice shops assisting the Marketing team with capturing content for our online media. The girls are...
Death of inspirational grandma motivates teen to volunteer at Hospice West Auckland
Inspirational teen and Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassador, Grace Burton-McKeich, is featured in today's NZ Herald sharing her personal experience of hospice care and how that motivates her to volunteer with us. If you or anyone you know between 15 - 25 years old is interested in joining our programme, please contact Amy Zhou, Hospice West Rangatahi Coordina...
Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors leading the way in their community
Kelston Boys High School is not only known for its champions on the sports field, but for its leaders in the community, with Sports Captain Goldberg Kopa and Perfect Teancum Lopati devoting their already scarce free time to the Hospice West Rangatahi volunteer youth ambassador programme. The programme launched mid March with the Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Ni...
It’s all Good in the Hood
We’re excited to be a part of #GoodintheHood at Z Energy Te Atatu Peninsula station again this year! Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol this May gets a voting token for their favourite charity. If you're unsure, ask one of our volunteers or youth ambassadors who are set to be on the forecourt and next to voting booths throughout May. ...
Pictured: volunteer Litsa at Z Energy Te Atatu
Pictured: our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors; Reuben, Jian and Anna at Z Energy Te Atatu
Winners of Deco Eatery Birthday Competition
The divine Turkish restaurant, Deco Eatery in Titirangi's Lopdell House turned two this March and decided to skip the birthday party and instead donate the money they would have spent to the charity with most customer votes. Hospice West Auckland were one of the three charities picked, but had some fierce competition, up against Paw Justice and Eat My Lunch. With mo...
Pictured is the Hospice West Auckland team with Alex Isik and Nigar Ivgen from Deco Eatery.
Peace Poppies at Hospice House
Over the past few years Hospice West Auckland has been involved with artist Cristina Beth's Peace Poppy project. Overseen by long-standing volunteer Toni-Kim Third-Morgan of the Te Atatu Floral and Garden Circle, one of our Hospice West Rangatahi volunteer youth ambassadors, Jonah Palota-Kopa carefully planted row upon row of poppies on our verge at Hospice House, 52 Be...
Making life more meaningful with Harcourts Foundation
At any one time throughout West Auckland, Hospice cares for more than 150 patients, both in their own homes and at Hospice House in Te Atatu Peninsula. With the help of Harcourts Blue Fern Realty Limited, through the Harcourts Foundation, we received a grant for more than $5,000 to be used to purchase two new syringe drivers and lock boxes for patients. These crucial pi...
Hospice West Rangatahi meet their local heros
The word leadership has been used to mean many things and our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors had the opportunity to speak to and learn from three very inspiring individuals in our community. Our guests, Mandy Kupenga, host of Get Your Fishing On, Akriti Rana Li, founder and designer at Curiously Creative and Hamish Chan, New Zealand #1 ranked foil fencer shared t...
Bucket list experiences help patients and families celebrate living every moment
A day of speeding around the Hampton Downs race track in high performance racing cars, Harley Davidsons, big trucks and a helicopter was an experience of a lifetime for four Hospice West Auckland patients and their families. This year was the 10th Anniversary Race Day for Race4Life – an annual event dedicated to providing terminally ill patients and their careg...
Hop in store today and join the Hospice West Easter Egg Hunt!
Join the Hospice West Easter Egg Hunt running in store from today until midday Thursday 13 April and be into win New Zealand made Waikato Chocolate. Find and purchase an Easter egg stickered item in any of our six shops and be into win one of three great chocolatey prizes - drawn on Thursday 13 April, just before Easter. Spread the word with friends and family and...
Great shopping at a hospice shop near you - The Fringe
Grab the latest Fringe magazine or check it out online to read all about our brand new shop now open in Glen Eden, at 182 West Coast Road (entrance on Captain Scott Road). Our Chief Executive Officer Barbara Williams is delighted with the immediate success of the Glen Eden shop in the increasingly popular area. "It's time for Glen Eden to shine," sh...
Wonderful ANZ volunteers
Thanks to the staff of several ANZ branches, who chose Hospice West Auckland as their preferred charity for their volunteering month in March. We had staff from the Glen Eden branch helping at our Glen Eden shop VIP opening night, from the Lincoln Road branch helping in store in Glen Eden over the weekend, and the Victoria St West branch team are baking up a storm to reple...
Hospice West Rangatahi meet Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Nikki Kaye
We had the honour of having Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Nikki Kaye visit us to meet our Rangatahi youth ambassadors, their families, Hospice West Auckland Board of Trustees and senior staff members for our inaugural Hospice West Rangatahi launch event. Held in our Living and Learning Centre to induct our first 11 ambassadors into the programme, our Rang...
Success on our Million Dollar Mission
After a huge response, we’ve successfully achieved our $40,000 share of one million dollars from The Trusts Million Dollar Mission. We’d like to say a very special thank you to everyone who voted for us throughout March. The funds will go towards a new vehicle to keep our teams on the road delivering services to patient and families in their own homes an...
Support Hospice with 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership
You can now pre-order new 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Books or Entertainment Digital Membership, which includes additional early bird offers. With 20% of every membership sold going towards our $250 fundraising goal and hundreds of valuable offers for restaurants, arts, travel and more, purchase yours today here. For more information, please contact: Nicola Igusa M...
Hospice West Op Shop Opens in Glen Eden
Clothing, homewares, shoes and accessories, kids clothes and toys and more We are excited to announce the opening of our new Hospice shop in Glen Eden, adding to our five other popular and varied treasure troves around West Auckland. The new shop, in the new complex on the corner of West Coast and Captain Scott Roads, is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and...
Vote for us in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission - every vote counts
We're on a Million Dollar Mission and you can help. Hospice West Auckland was chosen to receive a share of one million dollars towards a new vehicle to keep our teams on the road delivering services to patients and families in their own homes and communities in West Auckland. We need your help to get as many votes as possible - the more votes we get, the more funding...
Generous support from Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust helps keep services at no-charge
This year Hospice West Auckland was the grateful recipient of a generous donation of $75,000 from the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust. The grant is to help fund the provision of psycho-social services in our Kowhai Suite at Hospice House. Thanks to the Trust's generosity our team is able to care for our patients and their families when it matters most, providing the hol...
Trees of Remembrance makes another great contribution
Thanks to the West Auckland community and lovely staff at Farmers New Lynn, West City and Westgate, we managed to raise $27,567.15 from a total of more than $43,000 to support our patients and families in the West. Our Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Williams, and Marketing Manager, Nicola Igusa were at Farmers New Lynn to pick up the cheque and reward the team...
Ready, set, swing
Hospice West Auckland is honoured to be one of the recipient charities for this year’s Henderson Rotary Club’s Charity Golf Tournament. Will a long history of more than 40 years, this tournament is a fantastic day at the wonderful Huapai Golf Club. Entries are now open. Get your team together and get ready to make a difference to the people of West Auckland. ...
The crowds at Eden Park will be cheering for you – join us for Stadium Stomp 2017
Ever wanted to run into Eden Park to cheers, loud music and good vibes? Now’s your chance. Join the Hospice West Steppers team to raise money to support the people we care for and have fun pounding the more than 5,000 steps of our premier stadium. Join the Hospice West Steppers team now and get fundraising. Stadium Stomp takes stair climbing and endurance ev...
Shop hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays
All our Hospice Op Shops (Glen Eden, Helensville, Henderson, Hobsonville, New Lynn and Te Atatu) close 23 December (Friday) at 3 pm. The New Lynn Hospice Shop will be open again 28 – 30 December with fantastic bargains for everyone. Helensville, Henderson and New Lynn will be open for business as usual from 4 January. Hobsonville and Te Atatu will re-open from...
Light Up Hospice 2016
Hospice West Auckland’s annual Christmas Lights Display ‘Light Up Hospice’ will begin on 7 December and run through to Christmas. The annual event provides a beacon of light and joy and is popular with the local community and with the many people who travel to see the building lit up. Chief Executive Barbara Williams says the lights are a fitting end to t...
We gratefully acknowledge the support of ...
For the people we care for, a syringe driver pain pump can be the difference between continuing to live in their own home or having to be cared for elsewhere. The generosity of the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate means we are able to purchase another syringe driver to help us care for our patients. Thank you!
Remembering our favourite Christmas memories with Trees of Remembrance
What are your favourite memories of Christmas and the summer holidays? For many people they’re tied up in memories of people and places. For people who have lost someone, Christmas can be the most difficult time of year. Our Trees of Remembrance will once again be around West Auckland, offering you a chance to remember your loved ones and favourite Christmas memories...
A Very Hospice West Christmas at our five Hospice West op shops
Manage your Christmas budget and grab some unique gifts in one of our six Hospice West op shops! Christmas trees and decorations are on sale now, along with a range of goods and awesome raffles to be drawn in time for Christmas. This year, we also have gift cards for sale to share the Hospice West love with friends and family. Pop in store today for a very Hospice West...
‘The Stars Look Very Different Today’ – Framed Benjamin Schwartz cartoon
Looking for a unique and special Christmas present for a music lover in your life? The New Yorker cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz generously donated this cartoon to Hospice West Auckland, which ran in an article to commemorate David Bowie’s death. Snap up this beautifully framed print by The New Yorker cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz and support the patients and families c...
October is Buy Nothing New Month
Buy Nothing New Month is a movement that has grown out of Australia, encouraging all of us to take a look at our consumption habits and see how they could change. With our five shops around West Auckland and another always open store on TradeMe, we are all about encouraging people to embrace old as new, to buy pre-loved goods and discover the excitement of finding the...
World Mental Health Day - 10 October
Self care is a really important part of being able to look after others. Hospice West Auckland offers a broad range of services, both physical and psychological support (for grief, loss and bereavement) to patients, families and whanau. World Mental Health Day is taking place on Monday 10 October 2016, but taking care of your mental health is important all year round...
Give a Christmas gift that makes a real difference
Forget jokey Secret Santa trinkets or yet another pair of socks this Christmas Make a real difference to our patients and their families by choosing a gift that really makes a difference. Support our Santa Cause and receive an eGift for your staff Secret Santas or Corporate Gifts this year. Celebrate the gift of giving in your workplace this Christmas by taking part in...
Our patron Sir Graeme Douglas has died
Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui-a-Tāne. A great totara has fallen in the forest. He is a great loss for Aotearoa. Arohanui to his whanau. - whakatauki from Reverend Fred Holloway, kaumatua of Hospice West Auckland, on behalf of our Board and all our staff. Hospice West Auckland stands in silence with respect as we remember this great man. The Douglas family has...
Do your bit for Dads this Father’s Day
Losing your Dad is hard for anyone. For most people, they get to acclimatise themselves to the idea of a parent passing over their lifetime. For Olivia Tamoua, there was no such chance. Her Dad Kini died in 2011, just days after celebrating the milestone of Olivia’s first birthday. He was only 32 when he died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Kini had been told hospital cou...
Craft Out West Back For One Day Show
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with the fabulous Craft Out West craft show on 12 November (Saturday) at West Wave Recreation Centre. This popular annual event offers something for the whole family with a wide range of stalls showcasing their original crafts. All proceeds go to support the work we do supporting patients and their families in West Auckland. ...
Join us as Retail Development Manager
There is a secret to making a sale. And it’s not being a good salesperson. (Really? Really.) It’s called emotional intelligence. And it’s the capacity for recognising the feelings of others (and being able to adapt to make others feel better). Individuals who have low emotional intelligence tend to sell less. Plain and simple. Here’s one mistake...
Join our team – two great jobs in our fundraising and marketing team
Hospice West Auckland is recruiting for two new roles in our fundraising and marketing team – a data specialist and a social entrepreneur. Both roles are key in helping our team face new challenges, including the impact of baby boomers and an ageing population on our services. The Data Specialist will oversee management of our fundraising database, curating, organisin...
National Volunteer Week at Hospice West Auckland 2016
June 19 - 25 is National Volunteer Week. New Zealand was ranked as the third most charitable country in 2015's World Giving Index, which shows 45% of New Zealanders volunteering time. It's part of who Kiwis are. Hospice West Auckland has a strong base of dedicated volunteers helping in a number of roles, from working in Hospice Shops to helping patients and fa...
At the busy Henderson Hospice Shop, passionate volunteers are at the heart of things. Brooke Schmallkuchen says she volunteers for Hospice West Auckland as a way to give back. "My grandfather became terminally ill in 2014 and Hospice West Auckland was an incredible support to him and my family. The time and resources given to my grandfather to make him as comfort...
Fantastic job share opportunity – Te Atatu Hospice Shop
Do you want a job that matches your values and ethics? Passionate about recycling, repurposing and reselling? Join our team and make a difference. Do you have a handy knack with upcycling things for a new purpose? Does the accumulation of ‘new stuff’ concern you? Perhaps you’re a passionate greenie with an eye for turning pre-loved items into t...
We’re glad to have Z Energy in our ‘hood.
It's all #goodinthehood thanks to the team at Z Energy! Cheques were presented to 27 charitable organisations across the 13 stations in West Auckland at the Good in the Hood function at the MPHS Hub in Henderson on Thursday 9 June. Each Z Station supported four local groups who received a share of $4,000 based on how customers voted with their orange token. ...
Join us as a Golden Runner for the 2016 Auckland Marathon
Live every moment and run for Hospice West Auckland this October in the 2016 Auckland Marathon. This year the Hospices of Auckland are Gold Charity Partners for the Auckland Marathon, our city’s premium distance road running event, and the only one to cross the Harbour Bridge. By becoming a Golden Runner you’ll not only receive extra help from us, including ac...
Using the universal language of music to improve patient outcomes
Anyone that has been transported by a piece of music can understand the impact it has on our lives. It is a universal language. From ancient drum rhythms to classical to rock and every genre in between, music connects us, helps create a common experience, provides rhythmic story-telling and enjoyment. In a hospice setting, music can move beyond those experiences to a therap...
We’re Dying To Talk To You – Join us for Hospice Awareness Week
Join the team from Hospice West Auckland on 18 May for a free symposium. Find out more about hospice care, ask any questions you have about planning for you own or a loved one’s future care, learn about making a will or an enduring power of attorney, and learn about planning a funeral. Open to everyone, the symposium will run in two sessions, from 1 – 4 pm and 6...
Good in the Hood
Z Energy is running its annual Good in the Hood campaign this month and we are excited to be selected as one of four charities (at each location) to receive a share of $4000. We are featured at five stations in West Auckland: Te Atatu Peninsula, Henderson Valley Road, Massey North, Kumeu and New Lynn. Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol will receive a voting...
Peace Poppies at Hospice House
Over the past few years Hospice West Auckland has been involved with artist Cristina Beth's Peace Poppy project. This year we received more poppies, donated to us by a group of Year 12 students at Waitakere College, to add to our existing stock, which has been 'planted' on our verge at Hospice House, 52 Beach Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. Overseen by long-standing...
Make your end-of-life matter with Conversations that Count
National ‘day’ to begin talking about your wishes for your end of life Trained Conversationalists available at six West Auckland locations thanks to Hospice West Auckland staff and volunteers Hospice West Auckland staff will be facilitating Conversations that Count at six locations around the region on Friday 15 April, to provide people in our community...
Help keep our wheels turning
Every year, Hospice West Auckland’s vehicles travel more than 190,000 km and rack up $22,800 in fuel bills. Due the growth of West Auckland’s population, combined with a generally ageing population, our team spends even more time on the west coast roads and therefore some of our vehicles need to be replaced. Our first priority is replacing our equipment van, w...
Half price clothing this Easter at three Hospice Op Shops
This Easter, our New Lynn, Henderson and Te Atatu stores will be open as usual on Easter Saturday, ready to spice up your weekend with half price clothing, shoes and accessories (not jewellery). Come grab a bargain and make a difference to the planet and your wallet this weekend. Please note, our Hobsonville and Helensville stores will not be open over the Easter weekend...
Brand new Hospice West Auckland shop opening
• New shop opening in rapidly expanding retail area • Boutique-style shop offers carefully curated clothing, artworks and homeware Hospice West Auckland has proudly thrown open the doors to a brand new boutique-style op shop in Hobsonville, taking its total number of stores to six, including five bricks and mortar stores and its popular TradeMe online store. The...
A wonderful place to work out west
We are currently looking for the perfect people to join our team here at Hospice West Auckland. If you have the experience required and passion for working in the palliative care sector we would love to hear from you. We are currently seeking: a Clinical Nurse Specialist a Medical Officer a Palliative Medicine Specialist Specialist Palliative Care Nurses ...
Community Education for all
Our 2016 Education Programme is up and running, with a great range of useful and informative courses on various aspects of palliative care for carers, families and medical professionals. Courses run throughout the year and include; Fundamentals of Palliative Care Grief Information Carers Programme Syringe Driver Competency Certification Health Care Assi...
Valentines in the Vines
Join us once again for a very special Jazz in the Vines concert, set to grace the Oratia Marketplace on Valentine's Day 2016! Proudly Sponsored by Davis Funerals, guest will enjoy a fantastic lineup of live jazz in the charming surrounds of the Artisan Wines Vineyard, featuring Auckland's own Parisian-chic trio French Toast and the smooth, funky sounds of West Auckl...
Hospice Shop Holiday Opening Hours
This year our Hospice Shop stores around West Auckland close at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve and will re-open again on the 5th of January 2016 at 9.00am. Visit our Op Shops page to find a location near you. For your Op Shop fix during the holidays, don't forget our online trademe store is open 24/7 and if you're after some exceptional deals on clothing, our Hospice...
A Special time for Remembrance
Join us at our free community Remembrance Service this Saturday, open to everyone who would like to share in a special time to remember those who are no longer with us. 4.00pm-5.00pm Saturday 12 December 2015 Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre foyer 595 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula This non denominational service will provide beautiful uplifting music and dance rec...
It’s time to Light up Hospice
Hospice House is set to shine from this evening until the end of the month. Enjoy an evening stroll or drive past Hospice House to see it beautifully lit up for the Christmas Season, with many thanks to our generous local businesses; Morrisons, Maitland & Associates, Western Gas Ltd, Corban Revell Lawyers, Ritchies, Rothbury Insurance, John Andrew.co.nz, Tasti and Auckla...
Trees of Remembrance
Create a message in memory of a loved one to hang on our special Christmas trees this season. Our Hospice Trees of Remembrance will be positioned at all West Auckland Farmers Department Stores and local shopping areas - look out for them during your Christmas shopping over the next few weeks. You can also shine a special star in memory of a loved one on our virtual Remembran...
Inspired by the iconic “kiwi” Christmas Tree, Michael’s design is in the traditional colours of Christmas, laden with “antipodean holly” symbolising our sense of place. The design also reflects Tivaevae capturing the vibrant beauty and unique design so familiar througout the Pacific. Kowhai is the offical flower of hospice. The desig...
The Henderson Hospice Shop ONE DAY SALE
Don't miss this massive opportunity to grab yourself a bargain while you help to support your local Hospice. On Saturday 28 November from 9.30am-4.30pm the Henderson Hospice Shop is holding a huge half price sale for one day only.
Being held on the same day as the Community Open Day at our neighbouring Living & Learning Centre, the day is set to be packed with fun activities for the whole family. Featuring Spot Prizes, a Raffle, Sausage Sizzle and refreshments plus arts and crafts, music, information stalls and much more - you won't want to miss this spectacular combined event. See you there...
Opening the Doors
The community is warmly invited to Hospice West Auckland’s Community Open Day on Saturday 28 November, 9am–2pm. Held at 206 Swanson Rd Henderson, the open day will showcase some of the wonderful range of services that Hospice West Auckland provides at our ‘Living & Learning Centre’. There will be participative art, volunteering informat...
Craft Out West 2015
Another fantastic year of craft is set to hit West Auckland on the weekend of 7-8 November at the West Wave Recreation Centre. This popular annual event entertains the whole family with a wide range of stalls presenting their wares and all proceeds going to Hospice West Auckland.
Location: West Wave Recreation Centre 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson When: 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November Entry Tickets: General Admission - $5.00 Children 12 yrs and under - FREE Eftpos available onsite (surcharge applies) Check out the Craft Out West Facebook page to keep posted on the latest updates! See below for a list of stall holders f...
Aileen Coleman Designs Fabric dolls, hand puppets, fairies, clowns and Xmas decorations. Ph: 021 02340146 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Amour Antiques Antique jewellery and collectables Ph: 021 855 673 e: email@example.com Angela’s Aprons ‘Kitchen couture’ aprons, hats from dolls to adults, crocheted rugs and bunting Ph: 021 1115392 e: ...
Don’t Miss the Sale of the Season!
On Sunday 13 September from 9.30am-4.30pm the New Lynn Hospice Shop is holding a massive half price sale for one day only. Don't miss this opportunity to discover New Lynn's greatest Op Shop - with a sausage sizzle, spot prizes and 50% off absolutely EVERYTHING in-store - there'll be plenty of fun and a whole range bargins for all the family. See you there! ...
Spring has Sprung
It's time to de-clutter and Hospice West Auckland is here to help! Revitalise your home by clearing out any excess homewares, furniture and quality clothing. Donating goods to our stores helps us provide Specialist Palliative Care and support at no cost to the people of West Auckland, during terminal or life-limiting illness. Simply drop your quality goods into...
An Absolutely Fabulous Success
Saturday 1 August saw the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre literally taken over by the Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show, in what was a wonderful night of upcycled Fashion, Auctions and Entertainment. The charity fundraiser, which featured designer fashion sourced from donations to the legendary Hospice West Auckland Op Shops, was hosted by celebrity MC Michele A'Cour...
The evening included a bustling 'Designer Clothes Sale' that took place before and after the fashion show, as well as throughout the intermission, where keen shoppers managed to get their hands on key items from the catwalk. Also during the intermission, the crowd were entertained by the lovely sounds of songstress Juliagrace, while they bidded up a storm on a great s...
The stellar efforts of the night led to a total of $40,000 being raised for Hospice West Auckland, which will assist us in providing specialist palliative care and support at no charge to patients and families living with terminal and life-limiting illness. We would like to thank our key sponsor Douglas, event partner BNI and the many business, individuals and volunteers wh...
On Saturday 4 July from 10am the Helensville hospice Shop at 36a Mill Rd, will relaunch with a fresh new look. Over the past few weeks the popular store has been undergoing an inrterior refit and transformation, launching with a fun day for the local community on Saturday 4 July.
There will be a sausage sizzle, raffles, spot prizes and special offers in-store providing plenty of fun and bargins for all the family. See you there!
‘Mother of the Nation’ donates Jacket for Fashion Show
We were recently delighted to receive an extra special donation for our current 'Call for Designer Items' campaign. As featured in this NZ Herald article, Judy Bailey has generously handed over a gorgeous Adrienne Winkelman blazer - one that she wore several times while reading the news for TV One in the late 1990's. The jacket will be among many items fe...
Judy Bailey, Patron of Hospice North Shore is pictured with Barbara Williams, CEO for Hospice West Auckland.
To donate your quality Mens or Womens fashion items of any size, that suit the themes Casual, Corporate, Vintage/Retro or Evening wear, simply call 0508 4 HOSPICE or drop off to our Fashion collection centre at 212 Swanson Rd, Henderson from 8.30-5pm Mon-Fri.
Thank You for Your Support
The Z Energy Good in the Hood campaign has drawn to a close and Hospice West Auckland have come through with the most votes in the West, receiving a grand sum of $7,112 overall. We'd like to say Thank You to everyone who voted for Hospice West Auckland with that simple act of dropping your little orange token into our box during the month of May. In doing so, you are ac...
Call for Designer Items
Our call for Designer Donations is now on! We're grateful to our friend Te Radar who has donated his pair of Levis 501 Shorts to be used eith on the catwalk or in the Designer Clothing Sale at our upcoming Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show. Read what he had to say about why he's chosen to donate his shorts to our Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show below or check out...
Fashion Show Tickets Now on Sale
We are super excited to announce that tickets for our Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show have just gone on sale. With wonderful support from our event partners BNI NZ and key sponsor Douglas, it's going to be faaaabulous sweetie darling! The evening of Saturday 1 August is set to impress; with guest MC the unimitable Michele A'Court and featuring a celebrity catwalk...
A Patient Shares her Perspective
Spreading the word about what Hospice really is makes such a difference to how we are percieved in the community. We are so grateful to our lovely patient Virginia Budd who agreed to talk to the Western Leader about her journey during Hospice Awareness Week last Friday. Sharing stories and dispelling the myths about Hospice is another little way that helps us everyday.
Shorts for Hospice Day 2015
A fantastic display of SHORTS were out on the streets today in support of a great cause. It was great to see so many staff from West Auckland businesses proudly wearing their favourite pair, braving the the chilly winter season to help us share the sentiment; Life is Short - Live Every Moment! With each business or staff member contributig a donation to Hospice West Auckl...
Not the type to pass up a challenge, representatives from our Social Care, Administration, Fundraising & Marketing, Retail and Health Care teams don their liveliest pair to help spread the awareness on Shorts for Hospice Day.
Hospice Awareness Week 2015
Friends and families, this week is Hospice Awareness Week. A time a time to acknowledge and celebrate the great services that our local Hospices provide their communities, a time to share experiences and demystify the perceptions of what Hospice really is, and a time to reach out and support your local Hospice in whatever way you can. Hospice that provides care and supp...
Good in the Hood is Back
We’re excited to be one of the four groups being supported through each of the Good in the Hood at the Z stations in Te Atatu, Glen Eden, Massey North, New Lynn and Riverhead. That means we’ll get a share of $4,000 from each branch - how much depends on how many votes we get - so get in there Westies and give us your vote! Cheers Z Energy.
Win a Gift for Mum
Win your Mum a special gift for Mother's Day this Sunday! Follow these steps to get your hands on one of four gorgeous Clinique 'Tracey Reese' Gift sets! Simply pop in to any of our four Hospice West Auckland Op Shops before Mother's Day Make a purchase from the store Say the secret words: "I love Mum" at the checkout and you could win!...
A Fabulous Day on the Green
A fabulous time was had on the green yesterday at the annual Corban Revell Lawyers Hospice West Auckland Charity Golf Tournament, proudly supported by BNZ. A huge thank you to Redwood Park golf course, all our players, supporters & volunteers. Wonderful so see so many out there enjoying such a stunning day and 'Living Every Moment'!
Life is Short - Wear Shorts for Hospice
We are excited to share news about a very special day coming up this month during Hospice Awareness Week; Hospice West Auckland's inaugural "Shorts for Hospice" Day on Friday 22nd May. Staff from our Social Care and Community Nursing Team got into the spirit for an article in the Western Leader and we'd love to see West Auckland follow suit in a show of su...
Have you got your Entertainment Book yet? The Entertainment Book is your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2 for 1 offers. Plus there's a new and the brand new Digital Membership, that can even be shared between family members. A great way to get out there and enjoy what Auckland (and beyond...
Poppies for Peace
We spent a lovely morning installing around 500 poppies outside our Living & Learning Centre and Henderson Super Store in preparation for ANZAC Day today. If you're in the neighbourhood on Swanson Rd, come along and take a look! Each poppy was handmade by our lovely Hospice volunteers as symbol of remembrance and honour, and to promote global peace. We are delighted t...
Free Brass Band Concert
The Kumeu Vintage and Senior Brass Bands are holding a combined free charity concert this coming weekend. The Kumeu Community Hall on April 19 at 2.00pm. A treasure to be seen, heard and enjoyed, the concert will feature the Kumeu Vintage Brass Band, Senior Brass Band and The Evolution Band. The event will include a collection with all proceeds going towards Ho...
Race for Life
Last Tuesday a few of our patients spent an exhilarating day attending the Race for Life event at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park Race for Life is an awesome initiative that began at Mercy Hospice a few years ago, and has since branched out to become an independent event. Inviting a few patients from each of the Auckland Hospices to get out on the Hampton Downs Race track for...
The Great Auckland Bed Race
BNI Waitakere (Business Network International) put in a great effort raising money in support of Hospice West Auckland on 22 March at The Great Auckland Bed Race. This year the event was held centrally in the Auckland Domain with BNI working really hard against strong competition coming in 9th out of 16 teams with a time of 00:17:45. Raising close to $3,500, we are very gra...
Best Dressed Booth Competition
Gather a group together and come in your jazz themed finery. Come in time (from 2.45pm) to decorate your covered booth (table and chairs provided) and dazzle our guest judge with your themed Booth dressing and you could be the lucky winner of some fabulous prizes on the day. Secure your booth tickets today from iTICKET.
Jazz For A Cause
Nairobi Trio and Leza Corban perform for Hospice New venue for popular annual charity concert Promising an entertaining and relaxing afternoon of music, food and wine, Hospice West Auckland will present their annual fundraising concert Jazz in the Vines in Oratia next month. The event features performances by top New Zealand musicians The Nairobi Trio and Leza Corban...
This Christmas celebrate the people you love by…
Seeing Hospice House lit up for Christmas From Fri 12 December Hospice House, 52 Beach Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula Our new Kowhai Suite with specialist palliative care beds means there will be no further events held at Hospice House – but we’re still lighting it up with help from our generous sponsors. Come and enjoy the lights during an evening stroll/ri...
Fathers Day Remembrance
It's a week of remembering Dads at Hospice West Auckland. In the lead up to Fathers Day this Sunday, share a fond memory or wise words from your Dad (past or present) with us on our FaceBook page in 50 words or less - make sure you "Like" us if you don't already! We'll pick one lucky commenter on Friday to receive this lovely gift basket full of Nivea fo...
Fashion week comes to Hospice
Our Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show this month stars celebrity host Jools Topp - here's a recent article from the Western Leader about the evening. It's shaping up to be a fantastic night with loads of wonderful upcycled fashion from our Hospice Shops, entertainment and fantastic silent auction items up for grabs. Click here for tickets and info.
The Great Auckland Bed Race 2014
The BNI West Auckland Team featured in the New Zealand Herald, racing in the Great Auckland Bed Race for Hospice West Auckland.
Take a break for a good cause
Take a break for a good cause by holding your own Hospice Cuppa with colleagues, family or friends. Simply ask your friends to make a donation and help us raise the vital funds we need to continue to provide free care to our community. It's a simple event to run and we have a fantasic free pack to help you with your fundraising. To find out more, or to order your free pa...
Celebration of our new beds
We were thrilled to celebrate the opening of the Kowhai Suite on Friday 4 October with an early morning blessing. The Prime Minister, the honourable John Key, came to to officially open our new specialist palliative care beds and the facilities required to support these.
The early hour of the morning wasn't a deterrant to a full turnout at the opening and, amidst the blessing and refreshments, the team found time to pose for some photos.
You can watch a beautiful video showcasing photos from the day here
Nurses Needed for New Specialist Palliative Care Unit
Read about our new two-bedroom specialist palliative care unit (opening in September), in 1st August's Western Leader issue. We are looking for 12 specialist palliative care nurses to staff the centre. Call Bronwyn Stephens on 834.9750 for more information.
Grief is as Unique as a Footprint
Catherine Spence - our Social Team Leader (Therapies and Programmes) and Art Therapist, featured in Thursday July 4th issue of the Western Leader. She was also profiled in the latest edition of our 'Moments' newsletter.
New Hospice Swanson Road Store Opening Soon
In the Western Leader July 2 issue, read all about our new Swanson Road Hospice Store opening soon. We need quality donated goods to fill our empty store. Items can be dropped off directly to 208 Swanson Road Henderson, or call 0508 4 HOSPICE to arrange pickup of your goods. To volunteer at Hospice West Auckland Swanson Road Store call Jane Breeds on 834 9750 ex...
Corban Revell Charity Golf Tournament 2013
Many thanks to Corban Revell Lawyers which raised $27,554 for Hospice at its annual charity golf tournament at Redvale Golf Club in Swanson on Friday 3 May. The firm's Managing Partner Lawrence Ponniah presented the proceeds cheque to our Board of Trustees Chair Linda Cooper at the Corban Revell Lawyers West Auckland Business After 5 event. The amount raised i...