Kate Taylor and Karen Williamson (left)
Warkworth Wellsford Hospice were eager to accept a cheque for $13,000 from Northland Waste staff, representing the company’s ongoing support of hospice.
New World Warkworth and Northland Waste donate 10 cents from every orange bag sold at the supermarket. Since January last year, more than $26,000 has been raised. It costs around $1600 a day to maintain the free palliative care service to people with terminal illnesses in the Mahurangi area and the money will go directly towards meeting that cost.
Hospice fundraising coordinator Lesley Ingham said Northland Waste and Warkworth New World were Hospice’s two biggest local supporters. “They have been behind us for a long, long time,” she said. “Nothing is ever too much trouble. Their support is amazing.”