Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hotere Artworks to Help Otago Community Hospice Raise $1.6m

Thursday 15 May 2014

Hotere artworks to help Otago Community Hospice to raise $1.6m

It’s Hospice Awareness Week (12-18 May) and with referrals at an all-time high, the Otago Community Hospice is looking to raise $1.6m through their annual fundraising activity including an art auction with two Ralph Hotere pieces of art.

There are now more than 200 patients on the Hospice programme, says chief executive officer, Ginny Green.

“I’ve been at the Hospice for 7 ½ years and in that time we’ve never had more than 200 patients on the programme. We can only attribute this to a greater awareness in the community—among patients, families and also referrers—of the value of hospice services.”

As part of fundraising activity for the week, the Hospice is hosting a public art auction on Thursday 15 May, between 5-7pm (free entry) at the Dunedin Art School Gallery at 19 Riego Street (off Albany Street).

Works of art include two pieces by Ralph Hotere, an original painting Gloria in Excelsis Deo valued at $20,000 and a lithograph valued at approximately $4,500. Both pieces were donated by Mike Bird from his private collection. Ten pieces in total will be auctioned including pieces by Suzanne Platt, P.Smith, Sheryl McCammon, Jan Ingram, Sue McLean and Dalene Meiring. Attendees will also be able to view an exhibit by Oamaru artist, Sue McLean, titled Echoes, who prior to the auction will discuss how her art helped her to cope with grief and loss. Phone bidding for the auction is available by registering interest with the Hospice on 03 473 6005.

The Hospice is also running a series of Hospice Cuppas and is encouraging groups (businesses, friends and school groups) to run their own Hospice Cuppa and donate the money they would have spent at a cafe to the Otago Community Hospice. Groups will receive a free pack containing sponsored tea from Dilmah and fresh plunger coffee from Caffé L’Affare.

The annual street appeal day will take place this Friday, 16 May with the support of nearly 200 volunteers taking to the streets around Otago and at the Otago Farmers Market on Saturday 17 May, to collect donations on behalf of the Hospice.

In addition to raising funds, the week is also about raising awareness of hospice services and the issues surrounding death, such as what matters at the end of life.
“The philosophy of Hospice focuses on living every moment in whatever way is important. Beginning conversations about what really matters helps us to figure out what we want at the end of our life, but it also helps us to figure out what really matters right now—and that helps us to live every moment right now,” says Green.

Hospice services are free, so the public are encouraged if they are able, to please make a donation. Every bit helps!! The public can also donate directly, via the Hospice website: www.otagohospice.co.nz

For any enquiries regarding Hospice Awareness Week, please phone 03 473 6005.
Images of the artwork can be viewed online https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.718598501530388.1073741841.112089595514618&type=1

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news