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Hospice a cause close to Seagar's heart

Last updated 05:00 30/04/2014
Jo Seagar
SPECIAL HOST: Hospice New Zealand patron Jo Seagar is looking forward to hosting a ladies lunch at the beginning of May in support of Totara Hospice.

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Food personality Jo Seagar will be returning to her roots to host a "party with a purpose" in support of a cause close to her heart.

The Hospice New Zealand patron lives in Canterbury and runs a business there but will be kicking off Hospice Awareness Month at Totara Hospice South Auckland with a ladies lunch on Friday.

"Totara Hospice is really quite close to my heart because I'm originally a girl from Clevedon," she says."

I'm looking forward to getting back to my old patch."

Seagar's fondness for Totara Hospice also comes from personal experience - her father was a short-term patient there.

It's not just a place for people to go when they're in their final stages of life, she says.

"A lot of people don't realise hospice is about supporting families. It's a place full of wonderful humour and caring."

The ladies lunch menu will feature recipes from Seagar's cookbooks.

"It's just a gorgeous girls lunch with lovely food we all love to eat," Seagar says.

As well as supporting a good cause, it will also "be about having a good laugh and a good time", she says.

The lunch includes bubbles, wine, dessert and coffee as well as a charity auction.Tickets cost $60 each and can be booked through

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- Papakura Courier

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