Hospice Whanganui gathered with Farmers staff last Thursday to bless the annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance at the Farmers store in Whanganui. This is the ninth year that Farmers has supported hospices nationally in the lead up to Christmas, helping keep hospice services free of charge.
People who make a donation receive a card on which they can write some poignant words to remember a loved one and put it on the tree. Limited-edition hand-painted hospice Christmas baubles can be purchased in store on online for $10 to decorate your own tree. This year’s bauble features the star cluster of Matariki.
Thanks to the generous support of Farmers, the full $10 from every purchase stays in the community and is donated to the local hospice service. Farmers also passes on 100 per cent of all customer donations to hospice from the Tree of Remembrance.
Photo / Paul Brooks