three women wearing green shirts behind an information table.

Hastings Home Hospice volunteers Chris Rowe, Marita Creighton and Helen Parker are amazing advocates for palliative care patients.

Blanc de blanc party promises to be a colourful fundraiser

Jun 01, 2024

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital staff, family and friends are invited to an afternoon fundraiser that promises to be fun, while supporting a local charity that has palliative care at its core.

An afternoon tea will be held at Wauchope Country Club on Saturday 29 June, from 3pm to 7pm to raise funds for Hastings Home Hospice, a local volunteer group that has helped support seriously ill patients in hospital and at home for the past 25 years.

Lucky door prizes will be on offer, as will prizes for those taking part in the afternoon’s fun activities.

Organised by the hospital’s Acting Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Educator Joanne Simiana, the fundraiser will feature prizes from local business houses, but more importantly it will be a chance for the Hastings community to show its support for a charity that does so much for local residents during their most challenging days.

“Hastings Home Hospice has been a much-needed partner on the palliative care scene for 34 years,” Joanne said.

“These compassionate volunteers came together in 1989 and have, ever since, raised thousands of dollars for medical equipment and comfort items for palliative care patients or for loan equipment to enable seriously ill patients to stay in their own home, supported by family and friends.

“This afternoon tea is an opportunity for our community to support them, so they can continue to help local families who are receiving end-of-life care for a loved one.”

Tickets will cost $25 each.

Anyone wanting to know more about the event, or who can help with prizes, can email Joanne at

Further details will be in The Pulse closer to the event’s date.

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