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									                                                                                                                                    Happening for Hospice
     1999 A care coordinator was based in the Porirua community,
     responding to the needs of the people in the area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Borders Gift
     2001/2002 Mary Potter Community Hospice moved into rooms at                                                                                                                                                            Wrapping
     Kenepuru, expanding the services available to include occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11—24 December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mary Potter Hospice
                                                                                                                                                             Strawberry Treats for Christmas 2009
     therapy, social work and increased care services.
                                                                                                                                                             Available now from Mary Potter Hospice Newtown
     2003 A Wellington Community team was created to ensure the                                                                                              and Paraparaumu or by calling Sarah Scarlett on                Drop into Borders                                                                                                                Summer—Raumati 2009
     Hospice is responsive to the needs of the community.                                                                                                    (04) 389-5018, ext 831.                                        Bookstore on Lambton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quay and have
                                                                                                                                                             Strawberry Angels—2009 & 2008, $10 each                        your Christmas gifts                                                                                  Helping people with a smile
                                                                                Sharing a l
                                                                                 h        laugh in the Hospice Day Unit
                                                                                              h     h                                                        Collectable Angels to decorate your tree or ideal gifts for    beautifully wrapped                                                                                   As we celebrate our 30th anniversary we thank our
                                                                                                                                                             the young ones in your life!                                   by Hospice Volunteers for
                                                    2004 Mary Potter Hospice holds its first Strawberry Festival, a                                                                                                                                                                                                                many volunteers who have helped over the years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a gold coin donation.
                                                    fundraising event selling strawberries and ice cream to the
                                                                                                                                                       Seasonal Cards
                                                    public helped by hundreds of volunteers.                                                           — $5 per pack                                                                                                                                                              It’s people who make a Hospice. People like Brenda and Bob,
                                                                                                                                                       Artwork by Glenda                                                                                                                                                          who come to the Inpatient Unit each week to serve morning
                                                    2006 Celebrating their 10th anniversary, a new garden is opened                                    Roberts featuring the                                                                                                                                                      tea and drinks. Known as the ‘A’ team, Brenda has been
                                                    at Kapiti Community Hospice.                                                                       Hospice Tree of                                                                                                                                                            volunteering at the Hospice for twenty years, and Bob for
                                                                                                                                                       Remembrance, Midland                                                                                                                                                       nine. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious, brightening
                                                    2007 A Maori Liaison starts along with a Community Liaison role
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yummy                                                                                                 the building with their light hearted banter and laughter.
                                                                                                                                                       Park. Blank inside, with
       A nurse provides some welcome di t ti
                   id            l    distraction
                                      di            to identify training and information needs and promote education                                   white envelopes.         Angel 2008      Angel 2007 Angel 2006       Strawberry
                    for a young child               in palliative care.                                                                                14.5cms x 10.5cms                                                    Desserts at                                                                                           Brenda started volunteering by making beds when the Hospice
                                                                                                                                                       (standard post rate).      2006 & 2007 Angels available for                                                                                                                was in Calvary Hospital. Over the years she’s done many
                                                                                                                                                                                               $5 each!                     Wellington                                                                                            different jobs including coming into the Hospice overnight with
     2008 A ‘Share and Care’ book was initiated to help patients to keep control over
                                                                                                                                    Each pack contains 4 cards. To order                                                    Restaurants                                                                                           her husband Steve, to sit with patients who need someone to
                                                                                                                                    call Sarah Scarlett on (04) 389-5018,              Please call now to avoid                                                                                                                   talk with, or for company.
     their care and maintain independence, along with improvements for
                                                                                                                                    ext 831. Cash, cheque or credit card.       disappointment – we have extremely          During November & December
     information sharing amongst health partners.                                                                                   All orders fulfilled by post will incur a      limited supplies of these Angels!         selected restaurants have a special                                                                   Bob took over volunteering duties from his son and like Brenda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brenda and Bob share a laugh
                                                                                                                                    $5 postage and packaging charge.                                                        strawberry dessert on their menu                                                                      has done a variety of tasks at the Hospice. Both say they want
     2009 An electronic patient management system for recording the care of each                                                                                                                                                                                                          over the teacups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with a percentage of the sales helping                                                                to help people and you can tell they get real pleasure out of
     patient is installed and fully operational. Over $650,000 was raised by the                                                                                                                                            the Hospice. So head out and enjoy                                                                    their work, giving each other and those around them a laugh
     Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti communities to fix the roof over the Inpatient                                                                                                                                           a sweet treat which helps the               “This is not a sad place. I enjoy                         over their cup of tea. It’s great to see the different ways that
     Unit and contribute towards running costs.                                                  Volunteers busy at the
                                                                                                 V l        b        h              Sounds ‘n Nature Outdoor                                                                Hospice at:                                                                                           people can help and the difference a smile makes.
                                                                                                  Strawberry Festival                                                                                                                                                     coming here. We meet lots of
                                                                                                                                    Charity Concert                                                                                                                         nice people and the staff
     Key Facts about the Hospice:                                                                                                                                                                                           The Lagerfield Wellington Gastro Bar,                                                                  Recently our volunteers were honoured by the Wellington
     •     In the past year we have provided care and support for over 700 patients in the Wellington, Porirua and                  Saturday 20 February 2010                                                               21 Blair St.                                                                                          Airport Community Awards winning the Health and Wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are so kind hearted and good.”
           Kapiti region living with a terminal or life-limiting illness.                                                                                                                                                   Sojourn Cafe & Bar – James Cook                                                                       section which acknowledges their huge contribution – well
                                                                                                                                    Now is your opportunity to get a group together and buy your tickets for a              Hotel Grand Chancellor.                              – Brenda Steven, Hospice Volunteer               done to everyone who has helped over the last 30 years!
     •     Care is provided either at the Inpatient Unit in Newtown or in the Community, and is delivered by
                                                                                                                                    great evening of music and entertainment at Sounds ‘n Nature Outdoor Charity            Zico Cucina & Bar, 8 Courtenay Place.
           teams including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, counsellors, physiotherapists, social workers
           and spiritual carers.                                                                                                    Held in the beautiful Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae, the concert features                                                    Our roof is fixed!
     •     An Inpatient Unit provides 24-hour care and patients stay for three main reasons: respite care (to give                  the headline act, Dragon and Mark Williams, along with many other performers.                                                    Thank you for answering our call for help
           their family members and carers a break); pain and symptom management; and end-of-life care.                             Funds raised will support Mary Potter Hospice and Nga Manu Trust.
     •     In an average month 45 people are admitted to the Inpatient Unit, with a typical stay being 9 days. It
           costs approximately $700 per day for an Inpatient Unit stay.                                                             Get in early to secure earlybird tickets online or check the website for a listing of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Potter                              We’re thrilled to announce that all bar the finishing touches, our
     •     We are supported by around 850 volunteers providing over 40,000 hours each year.                                                                                                                                 Hospice Shops                            new roof is now up at the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Newtown.
     •     We offer weekly Day Unit programmes in Wellington and Paraparaumu, which include lunch and
           drinks, along with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, guest speakers or a trip out.                                                                                                              If you are                               Our patients, families, and staff will now be kept warm and dry for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shifting house or                        many years to come. And it’s all thanks to our generous supporters
     •     Over $3m needs to be raised this financial year through the support of our community to keep our
                                                                                                                                    Running for a good cause                                                                getting ready to                         who answered our call for help earlier this year and helped to raise
           services free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “summer clean”                           $650,000 to repair our roof and contribute towards the costs of
                                                                                                                                    A couple of months back we heard of Hayden Smith                                        then don’t forget                        keeping our services free of charge. It’s been so nice not to have
                                                                                                                                    requesting support from friends and family on Facebook to                               that the Mary                            buckets lining our corridors every time there is a large downpour
              Thank you for your support of Mary Potter Hospice
                                                                                                                                    complete a fun run in memory of his late mother, Janet, with                            Potter Hospice shops need all types      of rain – which has happened often this year!
              Name                                                      Phone                      Mobile                           all money raised going to the Hospice. We got in touch with                             of household items to sell in our five
                                                                                                                                    Hayden and his father Dennis to say thanks and Hayden                                   stores in Tawa, Karori, Paraparaumu,     We certainly want to thank everyone who has helped us with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Adrienne Bushell and Stuart Macaskill from the Nikau
                                                                                                                                    proudly crossed the finish line of the Melbourne Marathon                                Miramar and Kilbirnie. Shop sales        this major project, including grants we have received from
              Address                                                   Email                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation join Ria Earp on the roof
                                                                                                                                    wearing a Mary Potter Hospice T-shirt and a huge look of                                contribute to the essential funds we     Nikau Foundation (Richard & Doreen Evans Trust), Ian Crabtree
                                                                                                                                    relief after completing a 10km run!                                                                                              Charitable Trust, TG Macarthy Trust, NZCT, Endeavour Community         We can’t express our gratitude enough and we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            generate to keep our service free.
                                                                           Donation $                                                                                                                                                                                Trust, Wellington City Council, The Trusts Charitable Foundation       certainly know that without the support of our local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Pelorus Trust, along with the many donations that poured in        community we could not have done it. Thank you for
                                                                                  ☎    (0800) MARYPOTTER (627 976)
                                                                                                                                    Hayden and Dennis want to put the $3,500 they’ve raised towards a vital piece
                                                                                                                                    of equipment. “It is an absolute pleasure to give something back to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For a FREE collection please phone the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Potter Hospice Shop Warehouse:      from thousands of individuals, families, and groups. We have been      helping us to get on with our job of caring for people
Expiry date                  Signature                                                                                              organisation and the people that make it such a wonderful place,”                       04-232 7770.                             thrilled by our supporters’ response.                                  when they need us.
                                                                                                                                    says Hayden.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MARY POTTER COMMUNITY HOSPICE, 48-52 MEIN STREET, PO BOX 7442, WELLINGTON SOUTH 6242
                     MARY POTTER HOSPICE, FREEPOST 3053, PO BOX 7442, WELLINGTON 6242                                                    MARY POTTER COMMUNITY HOSPICE PORIRUA, AMBULANCE DRIVE, PORIRUA, PHONE: 04 237 7563                                                 TO MAKE A DONATION CALL 0800 MARY POTTER (627-976) OR VISIT
                                      Kia ora koutou katoa, warm greetings to you!                                                                                                                                         Remember friends and loved ones
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    g 30 years
                                      We’ve had many milestones to celebrate this year including 30 years of caring in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9 – 20
                                                                                                                                                                               Strawberries in the Park                                    Trees of
                                      community. Back in 1979 when the Hospice was officially opened the medical staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Remembrance 2009                               Cel                                                                                         09
                                      and Sisters from the Little Company of Mary fought hard to provide special care for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Throughout December,
                                      the dying. Whilst we’ve expanded our services to meet a growing need for our care,                                                       Wellingtonians and Kapiti Coasters                          EziBuy, Capital Gateway
                                      we have kept true to the values of respect, dignity, compassion, stewardship and                                                         came out in droves to enjoy to                              Centre, Thorndon,
                                      hospitality.                                                                                                                             the season’s first strawberries and                          will have a Tree of
                                                                                                                                                                               entertainment to raise vital funds for                      Remembrance for Mary
                                      In the last few months we’ve been able to celebrate some new milestones including                                                        the Hospice.                                                Potter Hospice.
      Ria Earp, Chief Executive       getting our first (and we need 2 more) air floatation mattress to relieve pain in patients
                                      suffering from pressure sores thanks to funding from the ANZ National Bank Staff                                                         Held over 2 days in November                For a gold coin donation, you can
                                      Foundation. We’ve also been fundraising for $80,000 needed to replace all of our                                                         at Midland Park, Wellington, and
  “I have never seen                                                                                                                                                                                                       leave your message of remembrance
                                      syringe drivers which are used to deliver controlled doses of medication to patients.                                                    Maclean Park, Paraparaumu,                  and share your support for the work of
 so many people put                   These are being replaced due to supply issues. So far we’ve raised 90% of the funds            Children enjoy a large strawberry         volunteers generously gave their time       the Hospice.                                                                               On the month of Mary Potter’s birthday, we are thrilled
                                      we need, thanks to generous donations from The Nick Linguard Trust, Farmers stores               at the Midland Park Festival            and enthusiasm to serve delicious
  themselves out so                   in Kapiti and Kilbirnie, and also the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.                                                                        strawberries with ice cream and syrup to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mary Potter Hospice. During the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Remembrance Services 2009                                                                  last thirty years the number of people we care for has increased,
   much for so few.                                                                                                                                                            thousands of happy customers.                         Join us to reflect and                                                            however our philosophy remains the same - to treat people who are
                                      We’ve also recently had the very successful Strawberry Festival week thanks to
   You are the most                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gather strength in the                                                           dying with dignity and compassion. It’s through your support that we
                                      our sponsors and the help of hundreds of volunteers. In October the work of our                                          Wellingtonians battled strong winds to support us by                  company of others.                                                               have been able to grow this service. Take a moment to look at some of
 dedicated people I                   volunteers was proudly recognised by a Wellington Airport Community Award. We                                            purchasing over 4500 bowls of strawberries, and in
                                      really can’t thank everyone enough.                                                                                      Kapiti we were graced with a beautiful sunny day selling                                                                                               the milestones we’ve achieved and feel proud - thank you!
     have known.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Old St Paul’s
                                                                                                                                                               around 3000 serves.                                                         Mulgrave Street,                                                           - Ria Earp, Chief Executive, Mary Potter Hospice
         – Hospice patient            I know with your committed support we are able to continue to meet the needs of our
                                      patients and our community together. Thank you.                                                                          There were many organisations who helped make this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 1979 The Mary Potter Hospice at Calvary Hospital was officially
                                                                                                                                                               special event possible including Kapiti Pak’nSave, Craigs   Monday, 7 December—5.30pm                                                                  opened by then Minister of Health, George Gair. Prior to this it operated
                                                                                                                                                               Investment Partners, The Dominion Post and local Kapiti     in association with Lychgate Funeral Home
                                                                                                                                                               and Wellington businesses, and we are very grateful as                                                                                                 as a ward in Calvary Hospital since 1974. The Hospice was the first of its
A heart warming exhibition!                                                                                                                                    we could certainly not raise the money we need to keep                                                                                                 kind in New Zealand.
Our Kapiti Day Unit patients share their art in an exhibition with heart                                                                                                                                                   Friday, 11 December—6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                               our services free of charge without their generous help.    in association with Wellington Members of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Funeral Directors Association of NZ              Sister Cecilia (Principal Nurse) greets   1983 First bereavement counsellor and occupational therapist employed
Over recent months, patients attending                                                 One of the most unique projects               Many hands make                     Strawberry Festival proudly sponsored by                                                           then Prime Minister Robert Muldoon        at the Hospice, to add to the team of Medical Director, Dr Geoff Kiddle,
the Mary Potter Hospice Day Unit at                                                    was a quilt made of heart squares                                                                                                                                                     and Lady Thea at Calvary Hospital
                                                                                                                                       light work!                                                                                         All welcome                                                                and Nurse Manager, Sister Margaret Lancaster.
Kapiti focused on creating amazing                                                     that involved visitor participation –
pieces of art for an exhibition held                                                   inviting the public to create their own                                                                                                                                             1985 The Ministry of Health agreed to fund 12 of the 24 beds available. Approximately $400,000 needed to
at the Roderick and Gillian Deane                                                      unique heart square in memory of a        Calendar Girls & Guys Make the Most of Life!                                                                                              be raised to cover the cost of care in the remaining beds.
Community Art Space in Kapiti.                                                         loved one, and pin it up to create an
                                                                                       interactive heart quilt. This was so
Held over two weeks in September                                                                                                 Earlier this year we had a call from Margaret Pullman who wanted to do something                                                          1986 A decision was made that all beds would be free of
                                                                                       successful that a second one was set
and October, the exhibition drew a                                                     up, followed by a third, when this also   special to raise money for the Hospice. She had seen a calendar produced by another                                                       charge indefinitely.
tremendous response from the local                                                     was filled with gorgeous squares made      Hospice based on the “Calendar Girls” film and she thought it would be a fun way to
community.                                                                             by visitors to the exhibition.            help raise money for the Mary Potter Hospice team in Kapiti.                                                                              1987 Calvary Hospital was sold. The Hospice would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           now be dependent on the ongoing support of the
                                                  Two young admirers enjoy the                                                   Margaret showed the calendar to her friends at the retirement village where she lives
The theme Heart Art was chosen, as                                                     Many people of all ages expressed in                                                                                                                                                community.
                                                  display at the interactive Kapiti                                              and they enthusiastically set about making a calendar. Needless to say we are thrilled
the heart is such a deeply symbolic                     Heart Art Exhibition
                                                                                       the comments book, how much they
image and one that connects us all. A                                                  enjoyed the experience. One person        with the results which depicts Margaret and her friends making the most of life!                                                          1988 An independent charitable trust was formed and a
range of inspiring art projects with a                                                 reflected on it being a wonderful way                                                                                                                                                Board of Trustees established – The Mary Potter Hospice
heart theme made up the exhibition,             “A heart warming                       for people to think about their loved     Margaret’s husband was cared for by the Hospice and she wanted to acknowledge the
                                                                                                                                 support they both received. All of the costs associated with producing the calendars
including a quilt made up of vibrantly         exhibition! – Left me                   ones, and another wrote:
                                                                                                                                 have been met by sponsors and all money raised will go directly to Mary Potter                Margaret & friends enjoy a pool party
coloured iris folded hearts, sculptures,                                               “Inspiring and uplifting – an                                                                                                                                                       1989 Then Prime Minister, David Lange launches a
silk painting, and various mixed media            feeling good.”                       indication of the love and care at        Hospice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           massive appeal to raise $6.3 million to build a purpose               Her Majesty The Queen lays the foundation stone for the
creations.                                           – comment by a visitor            Mary Potter Hospice.”                                                                                                                                                               designed Inpatient Unit in Newtown.                                   new Mary Potter Hospice in Newtown in February 1990
                                                                                                                                 You can purchase a calendar for $10 from Mary Potter Hospice, Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu, or Mein Street, Newtown, during
Bequests                                                                                                                         business hours. Please contact Sarah Scarlett at Mary Potter Hospice phone (04) 389-5018, ext 831.
– a timeless gift                                                                                                                Hospice Supporters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aug 1990 Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer declared the new
A gift in your Will, sometimes       towards the annual running                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mary Potter Hospice officially open.
                                                                                “I have been a volunteer for 15                  Patients and families served by staff and volunteers of the Hospice receive all their care free of charge because of
called a bequest or legacy, is       costs of the Hospice, or to our
a wonderful way to help the          Forever Foundation providing              years and I have seen how people                  the generosity of our community. Your individual support is extremely important and ensures everyone continues to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1996 Mary Potter Hospice in Paraparaumu was opened by
                                                                               appreciate the care and love they                 receive specialist palliative care services at no cost to themselves or their families.
future of Mary Potter Hospice.       ongoing funding into the future.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lady Hardie Boys. The community contributed $364,000 to
Such a gift will ensure our                                                    are given. I can’t give much now                  Since our last Newsletter, we have received donations in excess of $5000 from the following trusts                                                                                                 the project.
services remain free to all who      To find out more about how                  but I have made a legacy in my                   and businesses: ANZ Staff Foundation, Brian Whiteacre Trust, Cancer Society - Waikanae Auxiliary,
need end of life care.               your bequest can help us,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      David Jones (Announcer 2ZB), Gloria Grattan (MPH Board Chair),
                                     please contact Jo Rosenbrook              Will because I know it will mean                  Endeavour Community Trust, Farmers Kilbirnie, Farmers Paraparaumu, Irene Baker Foy Trust , Jack                                                                                                    Lindsay Yeo (Announcer 2ZB) and Kitty Hilton (Fundraiser) work the
                                                                                  so much to so many people.”                    Jeffs Charitable Trust , Lion Foundation, Music Therapy NZ (McKenzie Hospice Fund), Pelorus                                                                                                        phones in the “Call for Help” Telephone Appeal, the first of its kind,
There are two ways you can           on 04 389 5018 x863 or email
                                                                                                                                 Trust, Richard & Doreen Evans Charitable Trust, The Nick Lingard Foundation, The Trusts Charitable                                                                                                 to raise money for the new building in 1989
help – by providing funding                     – a Hospice supporter                   Foundation, Thorby Trust.
       MARY POTTER COMMUNITY HOSPICE, WARRIMOO STREET, PARAPARAUMU, PHONE: 04 298 3975                                                                 MARY POTTER HOSPICE, FREEPOST 3053, PO BOX 7442, WELLINGTON 6242                                                                   MARY POTTER HOSPICE, FREEPOST 3053, PO BOX 7442, WELLINGTON 6242

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