Te Karaka Foundation has teamed up with Hospice Taranaki to help facilitate bequests from its supporters, making it easier for members of the community to leave a legacy or gift, helping ensure Hospice Taranaki will    always care and be there for our community.

“We were impressed with the community foundations model as it will not only ease the fundraising burden but also provide our supporters with a way to invest in our future and help us to ensure we can continue to provide our specialist hospice care and support to all who need us,” says Paul Lamb.

Everything Hospice Taranaki provide is at no charge to patients and their families because they believe that hospice care should be available for everyone who needs it. Whilst provided at no cost to people using hospice services it costs a lot to provide. This financial year they need to raise $4 million from our communities to cover those costs.

 “The beauty of a fund with Te Karaka is that funds are invested forever and only the income is granted each year with the capital remaining intact so generation after generation can receive the benefits,” says Te Karaka Foundation Chair Ken Horner

What is Hospice Taranaki?

Hospice Taranaki is a registered Charitable Trust, founded in 1992 to provide a range of community or hospice inpatient services for patients and their family/whanau who are living with life-limiting illness.

The Hospice philosophy is to help to live every moment in ways that are meaningful and of value to them.

Care can be provided in patients own homes in the community, within a retirement village or in the Hospice In-Patient Unit and is available anytime, anywhere to anyone across Taranaki. Each year Hospice Taranaki provide care and support to some 650 patients, including their families and touch the lives of thousands of people across our province as they face complex and life-changing

What next?

  • If you would like more information on how you can make a difference for Hospice Taranaki call Grace at Te Karaka Foundation on 06 758 0899 or email: grace @tkf.org.nz 
  • To donate to the Hospice Taranaki Fund – please click here or deposit money to Te Karaka Foundation account: 15-3953-0804837-00 (reference: Hospice).

You can gift donations of any size, every little bit helps, and all donations qualify for a tax rebate of 33.3% up the limit of your taxable income.

You may consider leaving a percentage of your estate, or a specified sum, to the Hospice Taranaki Endowment Fund, confident in the knowledge your bequest will be an enduring legacy for hospice.

  • To find out more about Hospice Taranaki – please click here

Leave a lasting legacy – Support the Hospice Taranaki Endowment Fund