Hospice South Canterbury is "overwhelmed" to receive a $50,000 donation from the Timaru South Rotary Club Charitable Trust.
The cheque was handed over yesterday.
"We're constantly needing funds to support our work here," hospice chief executive Alan Munro said.
The donation will be used to extend therapeutic services.
"Without the support of the community we wouldn't be able to provide these services for free to people with a terminal illness," Mr Munro said.
The money will be spent on upgrades to the hospice's therapeutic day centre, "The Cottage". A wheelchair-accessible bathroom, toilet facilities and a laundry will be added. Also on the list is new furniture and maintenance to the building's exterior.
Charitable trust chairman Gavin Craig said it was the largest donation they had ever made.
Mr Craig said they knew the hospice was in need of funds and the trust looks to support health-related fields, which was why they gave such a large donation to the hospice. The money was raised "over a lot of time" from club activities such as book sales.
Mr Munro said Rotary clubs had been a great support to the hospice for many years.
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