Yearly Archives: 2022


Your Fundraising Activity Update

In the spirit of Matariki, let’s take a moment to celebrate and remember how our supporters came together, and what’s in the pipeline for continuing the care at Mercy. Here’s how Mercy Hospice has been raising awareness and much-needed funds for your community. Hospice Awareness Week  The theme

By |2022-07-04T13:55:58+12:00July 10th, 2022|Community, Fundraising|Comments Off on Your Fundraising Activity Update

Houspice Update

(L-R) Arthur Morris, Chairman Mercy Healthcare Auckland with Friends of Mercy’s Penny Clydesdale, Margo Stewart, Cheryl Whiting and Maria Ryder. The Houspice Project raises $150,000! The Houspice Project is a fairy story come true that started over two years ago. Maria Ryder, one of the Friends of Mercy (FOM), was enjoying a drink

By |2022-07-04T13:53:31+12:00July 10th, 2022|Donation, Fundraising|Comments Off on Houspice Update

Celebrating National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022

National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022 Thank you, thank you, thank you to our amazing team of volunteers whose tireless work makes such a difference to the patients and families served by the teams at Mercy Hospice. From our retail volunteers through to our in-patient volunteers, drivers, companions, gardeners, caterers, beauty volunteers,

By |2022-07-04T13:56:29+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy Story, Volunteers|Comments Off on Celebrating National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022

A Kiwi kind of love

Thank you for helping make ‘10 – A Celebration of Tastes’ such a success and a force for continuing the care at Mercy Hospice. After two cancellations, two lockdowns and enough stress to sink at least a few Titanics, imagine the joy and relief felt by supporters and organisers when ‘10’ finally went ahead

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Caring for your community

Much like Catherine McAuley and the original Sisters of Mercy, the Community Palliative Care (CPC) nurses at Mercy Hospice go out into the community every day to deliver much-needed clinical care and support to patients and their families.   With 20-30 referrals received each week, these nurses never know what their days will look

By |2022-07-11T11:10:30+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy staff, Mercy Story|Comments Off on Caring for your community

Wongs, the Flower Lady, and heaps of hot chocolate

During the first lockdown, the inpatient unit (IPU) at Mercy Hospice was home to a 40-year-old Cook Island Māori, Tahitian man called Wilfred, but to everyone he met, he was ‘Wongs’.  With his family based in Tahiti and Rarotonga, Wongs spent his early years in New Zealand, either in care or on the streets.

By |2022-07-04T14:03:26+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy Story, Patients & families, Volunteers|Comments Off on Wongs, the Flower Lady, and heaps of hot chocolate

The cost of funding hospice races ahead of inflation

As the country as a whole attempts to carry on with life and business, Hospice New Zealand, the national organisation representing all hospice services in New Zealand, is doing what it can to highlight the funding crisis that simply won’t go away. For those of you who were not able to read this when

By |2022-07-11T11:10:05+12:00July 5th, 2022|Mercy Matters, Mercy Story|Comments Off on The cost of funding hospice races ahead of inflation

Support from the Mercy Hospice community

Another fun way to support Mercy Hospice is by running your own fundraiser. Here’s a selection of creative ways our amazing supporters have been raising money recently.  Switch & Ditch Organised by hospice volunteer, Meryle Kenny at her retirement village, residents made donations to switch their pre-loved clothes

By |2022-07-04T13:41:33+12:00March 16th, 2022|Community, Fundraising|Comments Off on Support from the Mercy Hospice community

Your hospice needs you!

One of our fabulous new volunteers, Karin Won, who has recently moved to Auckland from Wellington. We are thrilled to have her join our wonderful team of Retail Volunteers! There’s no doubt about it, it has been a rough time for our volunteers recently. With many of our valued and committed volunteers

By |2022-07-04T13:52:32+12:00March 16th, 2022|Mercy shops, Volunteers|Comments Off on Your hospice needs you!

Lights to Remember

A cascade of lights adorning a large oak in the grounds of College Hill was the stunning centre piece for Lights to Remember, last year’s Christmas fundraising campaign. And what a wonderful way, after all the disruptions and frustrations of 2021 to end the year and focus on things that matter most to each

By |2023-12-13T09:01:26+12:00March 16th, 2022|Event Spotlight|Comments Off on Lights to Remember
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