Hospice top trust donation

22:16, Feb 07 2013

The Canterbury Community Trust donated more than $100,000 to Marlborough community groups last month.

The trust's first donations of the year saw 13 community groups receive a total of $101,450.

The Marlborough Hospice received the largest donation of $25,000 from the trust.

A trust spokeswoman said the Marlborough Hospice cared for 200 patients with wrap-around services that include community palliative care nursing, an inpatient unit, a day programme; a 24-hour telephone advice service and a Whanau Ora service.

Hospice Trust chair Ann Rutledge said a combination of funding and skills helped the hospice provide a comprehensive service for Marlburians along with the help provided by 260 volunteers.

"It's a staggering number of hours, without which we couldn't maintain the level of service we do," she said.

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Other recipients of donations from the trust were:

 

 

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