MPI's Everest Challenge

$558 donated
Given by 14 generous donors in 9 weeks

We in the MPI Mount Everest challenge team hope to help this awesome cause. And at the same time improve our overall health. Our Team is:

Bay of Plenty

Waipuna Hospice provides specialist medical care for patients living with a life-limiting illness, and support services for them and their families. Our geographical area covers Waihi Beach to Paengaroa and while our focus is on Hospice at Home, we have a 9 bed Inpatient Unit for short term admissions and a Day Services Clinic. Our services are provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

You will often hear the term palliative care which means alleviating without curing. Hospice specialises in providing palliative care – symptom control and pain management where cure is no longer an option. We also offer support services to patients and their support networks whether this be family/whanau, friends, neighbours, or staff at rest homes and hospital.

Hospice staff and volunteers care for each person as an individual and take into account the person’s physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs. In addition to palliative nursing care and specialist medical support, we provide respite care, practical support such as meal preparation, loan equipment, bereavement support and a chaplaincy service.

This year we expect to care for 1000 patients and provide support services for their families

Last year our nurses made more than 14,320 visits and over 20,000 phone calls to patients in the community.

We have 110 staff working in a variety of roles.

Around 740 volunteers support all components of our service.

We need to raise over $2.7 million this financial year to meet the shortfall between our Government funding and our operating costs. That's a little over $51,000 per week.

Our MPI Team to take on ful everest challenge:

Tim Cooper

Julian Tamehana

Luke Sullivan

Rebecca Doidge

Jason Corlett

Stef Halberg

Rodney Voullaire

Phil Gleeson

Brendon Mikkelsen

Taylor Lansdown

Group challenge team (Sausage Strollers)

Lucy Walton

David Powell

Angela Rodger

Sarah Schultz

Ministry for Primary Industries' involvement (page creator)

Two years ago we lost a colleaque to cancer, in the later part of his life the Waipuna Hospice made his final time more compfortable for him and his whanau. This is a great initive for our organisation not only to raise funds but increase our overall health.

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Participating in

The Mount Everest Challenge 2018

The Mount Everest Challenge is back! Join us and Climb the Mount 38 times in 50 days to raise money for Waipuna Hospice.

Latest donations

Plums on 27 Mar 2018
Well done team!!
Janine Mayes
Janine Mayes on 27 Mar 2018
Great effort guys - for a very worthy cause
Emma H
Emma H on 15 Mar 2018
Kate Bourke
Kate Bourke on 14 Mar 2018
Lucy and Mark Walton
Lucy and Mark Walton on 13 Mar 2018
Great cause to support

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This campaign started on 26 Jan 2018 and ended on 31 Mar 2018.