Hospice top trust donation

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.

Other recipients of donations from the trust were:


  • Awatere Community Trust, $15,000
  • Blenheim Riverside Railway Society $10,000
  • Festivals and Events Trust $8000
  • Floral Art Society of New Zealand, Nelson/Marlborough $2000
  • Friends of Renwick Museum and Watson Memorial Library Society $3500
  • Havelock Museum Society $16,000
  • Cancer Society of NZ Wellington Division, Marlborough $8000
  • NZ Endometriosis Foundation, Marlborough $10,000
  • Ronald MacDonald House Auckland Trust, Marlborough $1000
  • Haemophilia Foundation of NZ $1200
  • Ensemble Impact Education Trust Marlborough $750
  • Rai Valley Public Cemetery $1000.


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