WE SAY

Upper Hutt Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

A hospice is a vi­tal part of any com­mu­nity and this week Te Omanga Hospice has launched its $10 mil­lion re­build­ing cam­paign.

The Hutt Val­ley com­mu­nity is be­ing asked to dig deep to sup­port the project un­der the slo­gan - Let’s Nail it To­gether.

In 2012 the hospice’s his­toric Woburn prop­erty was de­clared earth­quake prone and, af­ter much soul-search­ing, the de­ci­sion was make to re­build a pur­pose-builty fa­cil­ity on the same site.

The Hutt News will be sup­port­ing the cam­paign by bring­ing you the sto­ries of the fam­i­lies who have used the hospice - in­clud­ing their tales of courage such as young­mum Emma Hughes who chose not to have treat­ment for cer­vi­cal can­cer so her un­born baby could have a life. (Page 3).

We will also look at some of the gen­er­ous peo­ple in our com­mu­nity who are go­ing out of their way to sup­port the cam­paign, in­clud­ing artist broth­ers Mike and Richard Pon­der who have al­ready raised more than $140,000 with their art works. (Page 12).

Con­struc­tion will be­gin in Novem­ber and will take about a year. I urge you all to get be­hind this wor­thy project and Let’s Nail It To­gether.

- Shar­ron Par­doe, News Di­rec­tor Com­mu­ni­ties.

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