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Hospice Southland Support

April 15, 2014

E Hayes has been a long time supporter of fundraising efforts carried out by Hospice Southland throughout our community. The following article recently appeared in the Hospice Southland newsletter to members, "Hospice Matters".

Supporting Hospice Southland

Hospice SouthlandHospice Southland receives just 50% of its funding from the government. This leaves $1.6million to be raised each year to continue providing our specialist palliative care services to those with a life-limiting illness in Southland and Queenstown, free of charge.

This shortfall is met by the generosity of individuals and businesses in the Southland and Queenstown communities, through grants, events, fundraisers, bequests and donations. Hospice Southland is extremely well supported by the communities in which it operates.

One such business that supports Hospice Southland through regular donations is E Hayes & Sons. In the past 12 months alone, E Hayes & Sons has made numerous donations to Hospice Southland totalling more than $2,800. The organisation raises this money through donations from customers. There is a collection box situated beside the World’s Fastest Indian replica in store. Customers make a donation after they have viewed or been photographed sitting in the replica itself. Money has also been raised through CRT members’ days along with E Hayes & Sons own donations.

Store owner/operator, Neville Hayes, says he chose to support Hospice Southland in this way because he knows the money that is raised by his Southland business, stays in Southland. “The Hospice is a vital service in any community, but in a small, tight-knit community like Southland, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t had a family member or friend who has been cared for by Hospice Southland. We are pleased that we are able to support such a worthy cause”.

For details on the important work carried out by Hospice Southland, visit  hospicesouthland.org.nz

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