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Hospice fundraising

Hospice fundraising

Volunteers dressed as 'Strawberry Angels' assist with a strawberry-themed festival for the Mercy Hospice in Auckland in December 2009. Commuters were encouraged to buy strawberries, ice cream and a range of other products including strawberry plants, cakes and decorations. Thirteen hospices participated in this national fundraiser. While hospices receive some public funding, they are heavily dependent on donations.

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Mercy Hospice Auckland
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of the dying', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018