The money’s rolling in already . . . Hawke’s Bay’s two daily newspapers, the Herald-Tribune and the Daily Telegraph, have given $1000 to the Hastings hospice appeal, each contributing $500.
Left: Appeal director Mr Bob Fenton receives a $500 cheque from the editor of the Herald-Tribune, Mr Len Anderson. The twin cities’ papers commend the fund-raising appeal to take place over the weekend and are pleased to make their contribution toward its success, Mr Anderson said.
Right: Mr Tim Wood, the community services director for Hastings-Karamu Rotary Club (left) presents a cheque for $574 to a Hastings hospice nurse, Elsie Leipst. With them are Eileen von Dadelszen, Song and Opera Workshop, and the president of the Hastings-Karamu Rotary Club, Mr Russell Holland.
The club raised the money by way of a concert held in conjunction with the HB Song and Opera Workshop.
Three hundred people attended the concert held at the Cultural Centre a fortnight ago.
$200,000 target of hospice radio appeal
A radio appeal will be launched tomorrow to help raise funds for the Hawke’s Bay Hospice.
Organisers hope to raise $200,000 from the appeal which will start on Apple Radio and Bay City Radio at 6am.
Money raised during the 15-hour appeal will go toward the running costs for the hospice which opened in August, said appeal director Mr Bob Fenton.
About $100,000 has already been raised for staff and equipment costs at the hospice in Knight St. “We bought the property debt-free but will need about $500 a day to run the hospice,” said Mr Fenton.
The cost will increase when an outcare service for people still living at home is established.
Donations for the hospice had been coming in since it opened, with charitable trusts in Hawke’s Bay already pledging $45,000. “One man has also pledged $500 each year toward running costs,” said Mr Fenton.
Groups throughout the area are also planning fundraising activities for the hospice.
Rural support committees have been set up to help raise funds, be said.
A carnival featuring stalls from Hawke’s Bay charity and community groups will be set up tomorrow and a family fireworks festival tomorrow night is planned in Eastbourne St.
Mayor Mr J. J. O’Connor and the MP for Hastings, Mr David Butcher, will be competing against each other in a charity cricket match on Sunday at Cornwall Park.