Two special beds enabling people with life-limiting illnesses to be cared for at the hospice in Stoke has been donated to Nelson Tasman Hospice as part of an innovative programme funded by the Harcourts Foundation.
Established in 2017, the Hospice NZ Grants Programme has seen more than $114,000 donated to hospices across the country to date. The goal of the programme is to provide hospices with an opportunity to apply for grants to fund key items that directly benefit people using their services.
Frans Dellebeke, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Hospice, says being able to provide new beds in the in-patient unit at the new facility is vital and makes a huge difference to people using hospice services and those caring for them. “Being able to get a $10,170 grant for much needed equipment from the Harcourts Foundation with support from Chris and his team in Nelson is special and greatly appreciated.”
Chris Harvey, business owner of Harcourts Nelson, says it is an honour to work together with Hospice NZ on this special programme and to give back to the Nelson Tasman community. “We have a huge amount of respect for what hospice achieves in our community and our entire team in Nelson supports the community benefit that it gives.”
Chris Harvey, Business Owner of Harcourts Nelson and Frans Dellebeke, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Hospice, with one of the donated beds.