Christmas is generally the time of year when we think of people who won’t be with us during the festive season – they may have died, they may be living overseas or in other parts of the country, or perhaps just can’t be with you at this time of year.
From 19 November until Christmas Eve everyone who makes a donation to hospice whilst shopping in Farmers will receive a remembrance card. This card is an opportunity to write a special message for someone you’ll be thinking about this Christmas. Each Farmers has a dedicated Tree of Remembrance in store to display your message for friends and family and the community to see.
The Tree of Remembrance is a way to honour those we think of and support hospice. As with the purchase of the limited edition baubles, 100% of all donations raised in the community stay in the community to support the local hospice service.
We also have community trees outside our major supermarkets from the 19 – 22 December. If you see us, come say hi and share your story of a loved one.
If you would like to volunteer to sit with one of our trees from the 19 – 21 December, please contact Denise at email@example.com
This years collectible bauble is Comfort by Hospice.
“Providing wrap around services, compassion and comfort, hospice supports people to live every moment – to spend time with those they care about, in the places they love, bringing joy and creating memories that last forever.”
Comfort by Hospice was inspired by a group of people in Christchurch who generously shared their experience of their loved one’s death, supported by hospice. Whilst each person’s situation was unique to them and their family and whānau, they were united by the guidance hospice provided -the empathy, understanding and clinical expertise of the hospice team that allowed good memories to be possible.
“Hospice surrounded us with love, we felt wrapped in compassion and comfort. What a gift”, a participant reflected.
The handpainted collectible baubles are available online and in every Farmers store nationwide from now until Christmas eve. They are $10 each and the full purchase price is donated to the local hospice service to ensure hospice services remain free of charge.
There are limited numbers of the baubles available, they will sell out as in previous years so please visit your local Farmers store or buy online today.