Last week Mary Potter Hospice was delighted to receive $18,395 from the Nick Lingard Foundation. Carol and Rod Lingard presented Mary Potter Hospice Senior Fundraiser, Phillip Harris with the generous gift to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of their beloved son Nicholas, who died aged 22. The Trust’s generous donation will be used to purchase syringe drivers and a portable oxygen concentrator to ensure that patients are comfortable and free of pain.
Nicholas received care from Mary Potter Hospice and would go to the Hospice for respite care one weekend every six weeks for the last 18 months of his life. He loved seeing the rescue helicopter land on the roof of Wellington Hospital next door, and got to know the Hospice staff and volunteers well. He was also introduced to the pleasures of a carefully crafted beverage by the kind services of the volunteers who brought the drinks trolley around before dinner.
Carol and Rod now both volunteer for Mary Potter Hospice – Rod, as a volunteer driver for patients on Tuesdays, and Carol, who volunteers at the Kāpiti Community Base. Both Carol and Rod have also been on the Kāpiti Coast Strawberry Festival organising committee for the past five years!
We are so grateful for the continued support Mary Potter Hospice receives from Carol, Rod and The Nick Lingard Foundation. Thank you for helping us make Hospice happen and keeping Hospice services free for people in our community.