MERCY MATTERS December 2022


At sunset on 1 December, this year’s Lights to Remember once again burst into life in the grounds of Mercy Hospice, giving hundreds of people the opportunity to dedicate a light and leave messages to their loved ones.

And what a difference with last year’s launch when all that was possible was a video recorded launch from staff due to Covid restrictions. This year was all about people gathering together in the grounds of Mercy Hospice to remember and celebrate the connections that matter most. It really was a magical, profoundly moving experience for all involved.


Remembering Together

In November, Mercy Hospice was privileged
to host our annual
remembrance service: The Space Between Us: Maumaharatange Memories.

Where there is loss, there is gain

Dr Carol McAllum talks with Mercy Matters about her palliative care philosophy and how she views and responds to loss.

Let’s talk about grief ​

Mercy counsellor, Louise Thompson, talks with Mercy Matters about the challenges of experiencing grief and loss, especially around those big annual holidays.

FREE Life Story Service

Absolutely everyone, without exception, has a story worth telling. Introducing Life Story: a free service from Mercy Hospice.

Game, Lunch, and laughs at Tennis for Mercy 2022

November, Tennis for Mercy went ahead under beautiful blue skies and a hot summer sun and raised an absolutely smashing $22,000!

Your Fundraising Activity Update

Marathon runner, Ultra Marathon Runners, Sausage Sizzlers, Haberdashery lovers, Skydivers, it’s all in the latest fundraising activity update for 2022.

Thank you to these Trusts and Foundations

who have supported Mercy Hospice through generous grants

  • Ara lodge No 348 I.C. Charitable Trust
  • Barbara T Lipanovich & Robert Ned Covich Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
  • Blue Waters Community Trust
  • Four Winds Foundation
  • Hugh Green Foundation
  • North and South Trust
  • N R & J H Thomson Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
  • Pub Charity Limited
  • Ralph and Eve Seelye Charitable Trust
  • The Jogia Charitable Trust

Thank you to all our Mercy Hospice supporters including our volunteers.

We could not do it without you.

Hospice New Zealand’s supporters and sponsors

Continuing the impact

A better quality of life is possible for Central Auckland’s palliative care patients, and there are lots of ways you or your organisation can make this happen when you turn your compassion into action.