Hospice Whanganui Foundation

Hospice Whanganui Foundation is a registered charitable trust formed in 2002 for the purpose of providing financial support to Hospice Whanganui through prudent management of investments received from bequests.

Bequests received are invested in shares, property, and bonds to generate income and long-term capital protection for the benefit of Hospice Whanganui.

The Hospice Whanganui Foundation also has local property investments, which are for the benefit of Hospice Whanganui.

Contributions to Hospice Whanganui Foundation are only utilised by Hospice Whanganui.

When you make a Will, you provide for future generations. Including a bequest to Hospice Whanganui Foundation in your Will extends that legacy from your family to your community. A bequest no matter what its size can make a life-changing difference for future generations.


Hospice Whanganui is partially funded by the Ministry of Health (around 52%) and the balance of funds required to provide our care and services are raised through our Hospice shops, bequests, sponsorship, fundraising, donations, the Farming Friends grazing scheme and return on investments through Hospice Whanganui Foundation.

The support of our community ensures that our patients and their family/whanau continue to receive the quality of care Hospice Whanganui is committed to delivering.

Over the years the bequests that people have left us in their Will have helped us recruit more nurses and doctors, equip our Inpatient Unit, vehicles for the multi-disciplinary team’s use, provide community clinic rooms, and training staff and the community to offer the best possible care when people need it most.

We are grateful to everyone who chooses to leave us a bequest in their Will. Your bequest helps others in our community and ensures our care continues into the future.


Current Trustees of Hospice Whanganui Foundation are:
  • John Unsworth, Lawyer – Horsley Christie Lawyers (Chair)
  • Simon Cairncross, Investment Adviser – Craigs Investment Partners
  • Carl Gibson, Bank Manager – Rabobank
  • Douglas Wilson, Accountant – Spooner, Hood & Redpath Limited Chartered Accountants
  • Jeff Gilbertson, Businessman
  • Andrew Zimmerman, GP – Aramoho Health Centre
  • Julie Gaisford – Secretary

For more information about Hospice Whanganui Foundation, contact Simon Cairncross, Craigs Investment Partners, telephone (06) 349 0030.