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Help the Hospice

Schools/Young People

From nursery to university, there are ways for all ages to get involved with hospice. You can fundraise as an individual, as a class or as a school, and it's a great way to bring everyone together to do something positive for your local community.

Case Study Case Study
Students from Epsom Girls Grammar School nominated Mercy Hospice Auckland to benefit from their fabulous Op Shop event. They asked their classmates to bring in items of clothing, shoes, accessories and bric-a-brac which were sold over the lunchtime period in their hall, raising an amazing $1200. It was a great way to get the whole school involved in raising awareness and vital funds for the hospice.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mufti Day or Dress-up Day – set a theme e.g. dress in blue to match our charity colour
  • Gala – ask family/friends/local businesses to donate crafts, cakes, books, entertainment
  • Wheels Day – bring skates, bikes or skateboards to school and ride them around the playground
  • Teachers vs Students - hold lunchtime sports events and charge entry fee
  • Car Wash Challenge – wash the cars of teachers, visitors or parents during term for a fee
  • 'Nothing but net 4 Hospice’ – students pay $1 to shoot baskets until they miss. Top shooter wins prize for their class
  • 'Are You Smarter than a Teenager?' Trivia Night – challenge the parents to questions set by students and teachers from the curriculum
  • School production - add $1 to ticket price to raise money for hospice
  • Teachers Talent Contest – what else can teachers do apart from teach?
  • Art Exhibition – charge entry fee and ask people to vote for their favourite. We’ll feature winning design on our website
  • Coin Trail – prize for class with best design or most coins collected
  • Raffle – guess the number of lollies in the jar
  • Fun Run/Walk
  • Fashion Show
  • Talent Quest

Volunteer for Hospice

There are many ways you can donate your time for hospice. For example, you could help out at one of our 8 hospice shops, wash cars or provide creative music or art on our Opening Doors days. Volunteering at hospice is such a worthwhile experience, and will count towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award.

About The Young New Zealanders' Challenge
(Duke of Edinburgh's Award)

The Young New Zealanders' Challenge is the New Zealand version of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This is a voluntary, non competitive programme of leisure activities for those aged 14 - 25, designed to offer a personal and individual challenge. It introduces young people to exciting, positive, challenging and enjoyable things to do in their free time. The programme is used in many secondary schools, national youth movements, and community groups, with participants contributing over 200,000 volunteer hours. To find out more click here.

For more information about how you or your school can support Mercy Hospice, please contact the Fundraising Team on 361 5966.