Supporting hospice staff from 2013 to 2018 – $7,000 worth of treatments
The Arohanui Hospice is near where I grew up but despite this, I had no dealings with them until an old school friend of mine sadly passed in 2011.
This hospice runs mostly on donations and volunteers but despite this they manage to create an environment which is both tranquil and comforting.
As you can imagine, the hospice is a very intense place to be with so much loss and sadness every day. Incredibly however, there is a feeling of integrity, support, kindness and non-judgement to support the sadness and grieving process. I take my hat off to the staff who work there and manage to cope in those surroundings each day.
The hospice provides an incredibly import service to the community, and I am proud to be playing my part by helping to make the staff feel appreciated and treasured.
I travel down twice a year, massage for 3 days (providing 18 massages), and leave feeling truly rewarded.
I will continue to honor my personal commitment to the Hospice, for as long as I can, to give back to the staff that work on these front lines and to show my appreciation of what they do.
2018 was my last year. We continue to support Hospice staff but we now choose to concentrate our efforts on our local West Auckland branch.