One great organisation supporting another

July 16th, 2019

The Lions Club of Kapakapanui has again supported Mary Potter Hospice in Kāpiti, raising funds at a Lawn Bowls Challenge at Kāpiti Bowling Club.

The Club raised $1200 for a water feature at the Kapiti base in Warrimoo Street through rink sponsorship, raffles and an entry fee for the bowlers in March.

Members of the Lions Club of Kapakapanui and Mary Potter Hospice staff turn on the new water feature

The newly-installed water feature helps create a cleansing and a calming place, and welcomes all visitors including patients, staff and family members.

Mary Potter Hospice Community Manager Yvonne said that they are very grateful for the support from the Lions Club of Kapakapanui.

“Coming in to the community hospice is not always easy for people, and the water feature gives people the chance to take a breathe, enjoy the sounds of the water and feel calm before they come in to see us,” says Yvonne.

The Kapakapanui Club has supported the Hospice in the past, providing funds to paint the base and to buy equipment for the weekly Day Unit.

Club President Roger Matthews said that the Club members are very supportive of everything that Mary Potter Hospice does.  “We are very keen to donate our money locally and support our local people and organisations. So we are delighted to help the Mary Potter Hospice community base and the people who use their services.”