A Very Special Luncheon

October 21st, 2018

Earlier this month, we welcomed over 100 guests to a celebratory Camellia Heritage Club spring luncheon at Rydges Wellington Hotel.

On a beautiful afternoon, guests mingled with friends, Mary Potter Hospice staff and Board members over smooth tunes played by musician Glenn Conroy. Later, Hospice Patron Kerry Prendergast, Chair Mark Cassidy, Chief Executive Brent Alderton and Occupational Therapist Tanya Loveard gave moving presentations about the importance of Hospice and expressed their gratitude to those who have left a bequest.

Guests seated at the spring luncheon, entertained by musician Glenn Conroy

Now in its 18th year, the Camellia Heritage Club was formed to thank and recognise those who have promised a gift in their Will to Mary Potter Hospice. Club members receive a bespoke membership pin as a mark of appreciation, alongside invitations to special events where members can meet others and can keep up-to-date with what is happening at the Hospice.

David and Anke Atkins, Camellia Heritage Club members

Olinka Ching, our Bequests Coordinator, would personally like to thank everyone who was so kind as to attend the luncheon –A very special thank you to all our guests at the recent Camellia Heritage Club event, many of whom had travelled from far afield to attend.  We loved the chance to welcome and acknowledge our wonderful supporters and share some unique stories about the importance of personalised occupational therapy, Hospice care and “Things That Matter Most” to our patients. For those of you unable to attend, thank you for forwarding your good wishes and we look forward to seeing you at another time. Thank you all so much!”

Olinka Ching, Bequests Coordinator and Sister Margaret Lancaster

A Timeless Gift: By leaving us a gift in your Will, your kindness will help us be there for others in the community or for someone who is close to you. Please help create our future – your generosity will mean so much.

If you’re thinking about leaving a gift in your Will, or want to know more about Mary Potter Hospice, Olinka would be delighted to talk with you. You can find more information here or You can contact Olinka on 04 381 0163 or olinka.ching@marypotter.org.nz

The Mary Potter Hospice Foundation is a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005. Registered Charity CC30221. The Mary Potter Hospice Forever Foundation (the Capital Endowment Trust), registered Charity CC  32009.