Write up your bucket list for hospice
e want to encourage people to live life to the full and tackle things on their
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NikitaWilliams has gone to great lengths to tick off a bucket list item in support of Waipuna Hospice awareness week.
She’s gone all the way to Waikiki, Honolulu, for surf lessons.
But the Metro Marketing senior graphic designer says it’s not too onerous a task. Surf lessons in Hawaii have been on her bucket list for as long as she can remember. And, when the newly-wed and her husband Russell choseHawaii as their holiday destination she decided it was time to tick of that bucket list item.
Nikita is keen to make her surf lessons at Waikiki count— benefiting more than just herself. She’d heard about Waipuna Hospice’s bucket list challenge and was keen to jump on board in support.
The challenge involves taking a photo of yourself tackling a bucket list item, sharing the photo with the hashtag #WHBucketListChallenge, and then tagging friends and family to get them involved. There’s the opportunity to also donate to make it count via www.waipunahospice.org.nz The challenge is part of Waipuna Hospice’s awareness week, which falls in May.
Nikita says she likes the fact that any money she raises may help someone using Waipuna Hospice services to tackle one of their own bucket list items.
Waipuna Hospice marketing and fundraising director Sas Pearce says her organisation’s awareness week has a focus on bucket lists for a good reason.
“We want to encourage people to live life to the full and tackle things on their bucket list. So often we hear people say: ‘I would love to do… one day’. Wewant to encourage people to make today that one day and do something they love today rather than waiting until they are facing end of life,” Sas says.
The awareness week, which is fromMay 14-20 will focus on educating the local community about how Waipuna Hospice help people who are facing end of life — and assists their families too.
Sas says people are often not aware that hospices provide care for people of any age, with any life-limiting condition. Hospice cares for families and their caregivers, both before and after death.
“We want to break some barriers and have people come away from our awareness week thinking about things like advanced care planning and what hospice does”.
WISHLIST: Nikita Williams has achieved one of her dreams, surfing in Waikiki.