Introducing Luca

Luca Bree has lived beside Grey Lynn Park for almost forty years and has seen many changes in that time. As an enthusiastic op shopper and single parent on a tight budget he was very pleased when the Ponsonby Hospice Shop opened, quickly becoming a regular customer. Recycling clothing, books and homeware fitted his ‘green’

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Mercy Hospice Ponsonby shop moves after 16 years

(L-R) Judy Maynard, Michelle Flatz, Brenda Valentine, Briar Wakelin, Dave Hale, Andrew Davidson. After 16 years the well-known local Mercy Hospice shop located at 300 Ponsonby Road has moved to its new abode, and luckily, it’s just a short stroll down the road to 346 Ponsonby Road. Last year, the shop was informed

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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,

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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.

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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

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