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.