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Starr's to Base Camp for Hospice

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To raise much needed funds in the memory of Alison Starr for the Nelson Tasman Hospice, who support those with life limiting illnesses

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  Nelson / Tasman

Last year 31st May 2018 our Mum and loving wife and grandmother Alison Starr passed away after several years in a battle with breast cancer.

The Nelson Tasman hospice supported Alison throughout her illness and in her final days and hours. As a family we are truly grateful for the support and care they gave our mum and our family through this difficult time.

The hospice relies heavily on the financial support of the Nelson/Tasman community and local business, without which the service could not operate. A brand new state of the art facility will open in Nelson in March this year to serve and care for the community for decades to come, however the hospice still currently experiences a $1m shortfall in funding each year, made good through fundraising activities and community initiatives and donations.

This is where we want to do our bit - In October 2019 Alison's husband Simon and son's Dean & Todd will trek to Mount Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5380m, to raise much needed funds for Hospice and in the memory of Alison.

Please show Alison your support by giving what you can - Thank you

Simon, Dean & Todd Starr

Dean Starr's involvement

Our mum Alison was cared for in her final days by the Hospice in Nelson, and supported throughout the late stages of her illness by the fantastic nurses, carers and support staff there.

Latest update

Training Update  6 March 2019

Simon ( dad) has been working out at inner strength in Richmond NZ

We spoke to Dan to see how he has been getting on.

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  • Dianne and Ron Timbs

    Dianne and Ron Timbs 2 days ago



  • Ky Le

    Ky Le on 04 Jun 2019


    Great cause! Good luck!!


  • Amanda Woodward

    Amanda Woodward on 04 Jun 2019


    I remember you talking about your mum whilst you were on your pursuit to create a business that allowed you to spend more time in NZ and I’m sure the last few years have been very precious. Smash that base camp stroll :) Amanda Woodward x


  • Dianne Timbs

    Dianne Timbs on 22 May 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 May 2019



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