By making a regular donation you ensure the future of care at Mary Potter Hospice for patients and their families and whānau living with a life-limiting illness.
- A monthly gift helps keep our costs down and has an even greater impact
- You are in control – change, stop or postpone your regular donation at any time
- It’s easy to claim back a third of your donation with the annual tax receipt sent to you in April
How your regular donations can help
Over 840 husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, partners, friends, neighbours and colleagues in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti receiving our free-of-charge care every year. A regular gift is the most effective way to provide them with the very best care at the most vulnerable time of their lives, whether that’s at the hospice or in their home – whichever is best for them.
- $30 a month can provide a patient with 12 home-cooked meals at the Inpatient Unit
- $35 a month can cover the cost of four counselling sessions for patients and their families
- $45 a month can allow patients to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home, by funding three home visits from a Hospice doctor
- $60 a month covers the cost of an arts therapy session for bereaved children
Join our Starlight Circle
Starlight Circle supporters give a set donation of their choice every month, ensuring Mary Potter Hospice can provide our quality care to all who need it. Joining the Starlight Circle is a great help to us so we can budget effectively. And hopefully, it makes it easier for you to donate as your donations to Mary Potter Hospice occur automatically.
The name Starlight Circle originates from a philosophy that is deeply embedded in the Hospice’s work: Whetū i te rangi – the ‘stars’ in the sky. Just as the stars guided the great Māori navigators to Aotearoa, Mary Potter Hospice guides our patients and their families or whānau on their journeys. Each patient is like a star guiding the Hospice’s work and our patients are with us, in our memories and hearts, like the stars in the sky, when their journey ends.
All Starlight Circle members also receive regular communications about how your donations are making a difference.
Meet Starlight Circle Members Steve and Kay
It was a privilege for Mary Potter Hospice to care for Steve’s dad and Kay’s husband, George. Last year the family were told that there were no further treatment options available for George and he soon entered the Hospice’s care, first at home and later at the Inpatient Unit in Newtown, Wellington.
“We decided that making a regular donation to ensure others get the same level of care is the best way we can repay this right now. Somehow that still feels inadequate. Lots of charities want money but we have seen where the money goes at Mary Potter,” says Kay. Read Steve and Kay’s story
Setting up your regular donations
To make a regular donation through your credit card or direct debit, please select the ‘Give monthly’ option on our online donation page:
To make a regular donation by an automatic payment from your bank account, please complete the automatic payment form and return it to us by email to email@example.com or by post to Mary Potter Hospice, Freepost 3053, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington 6242.
Once you’re set up, we’ll make sure you receive a tax receipt each April so that you can claim your tax rebate. You can choose the amount and frequency you donate to suit your needs, and you can make a change to your donation at any time.
An important note for our valued Starlight Circle members
From 7 February 2024, some of our valued Starlight Circle members may receive a phone call from Cornucopia. Cornucopia is our telemarketing partner and is working in cooperation with Mary Potter Hospice. If we have your email address in our database, you’ll have received an email with more information, including the names of the people who may be calling you so you can ensure that it is a genuine call. For security reasons, we won’t publish the names on our website.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Penelope Esplin, Regular Giving Fundraiser at Mary Potter Hospice, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 381 0189.
For more information about regular donations please contact:
Fundraiser – Regular Giving
Phone: 04 381 0189