Farming for Hospice
The Farming for Hospice initiative began in Mid-Northland in 2011 and identifies farmers who can partner with Hospice to graze livestock on our behalf.
The animals are purchased by Hospice, tagged as Hospice and are raised right alongside the farmer's own stock. When Hospice animals are sold, the proceeds come to Hospice and are used to fund our specialist palliative care service. Some funds are also re-invested to grow the Farming for Hospice initiative.
We are fortunate to have experienced volunteer Bill King leading this initiative with the support of Terry Nicolle. Between them they have decades of experience in the farming sector combined with boundless enthusiasm and energy! Hospice is also incredibly grateful to Okaihau Transport Ltd, who has supported us with the pick up and delivery of livestock at no charge.
The Hospice Mid-Northland Board approved the initial seed funding to kick-start the project and we welcome donations of additional animals by farmers or from the community. If you would like to help Hospice by buying an animal for us to raise, please contact Bill King on 027 495 8389 or contact us anytime.
Innovative Ways to Work with our Agri-community
We are always open to cultivating new ways that we can work with our agricultural community to help Hospice. We hope to grow our Farming for Hospice initiative to include new ideas.
If you have a new idea that could help Hospice, please contact our Fundraising Awareness Manager on 09 407 7799 to discuss.