Total Sport & Colliers Coastal Challenge Series are proud to be supporting Hospice North Shore for the fifth year and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice for the second year.Hospice North Shore and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice are both local charities. They provide compassionate, specialist care to people who are dying, while supporting their families and caregivers. Anyone living with a life-limiting condition such as heart failure, motor-neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) or cancer may benefit from Hospice care.
The majority of people are cared for in their homes, where they feel most comfortable. But this can be an incredibly stressful time, emotionally and physically for everyone involved. Hospice Community Nurses visit homes and spend time with the patient and family, assessing their needs, monitoring medical needs and offering advice and support. They know they are not alone. Hospice believes that the end of life is an important stage and should be every bit as meaningful as those that came before, and therefore deserves a great deal of effort to make that time as pain-free and dignified as possible.
Hospice services are provided free of charge to patients and their families but, between them, the two charities need to raise nearly $3.5 million a year to continue offering these vital services.
Why not start a fundraiser online or everyday hero page and get sponsored for this fun and worthwhile event? For more information, visit www.hospicenorthshore.org.nz and facebook.com/HospiceNorthShore or www.warkworthwellsfordhospice.co.nz and facebook.com/wwhospice.
"We don’t know how we could have gone through the difficult time if not for Hospices help" - Joan (family member)
"Having the reassurance from Hospice gives you the confidence to live your life" - Maurice (patient)