How can I help

There are many ways you can help, and every little bit makes a huge difference.
All services are provided free of charge so we are reliant on volunteers and fundraising.
If you would like to help please contact us.


Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of Hospice Mid Canterbury.  All volunteers are trained and supported.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Volunteering in the Hospice Shop
  • Client and family support – companionship, sitting to provide a break for the carer, pet care, etc.
  • Biography Service
  • Office support
  • Transport
  • Reception work
  • Hosts and hostesses for events
  • Gardening
  • Arts & Craft

Make A Donation

Hospice Mid Canterbury receives no government funding so all donations, of any value, are greatly appreciated.

Hospice Mid Canterbury is a Registered Charity so any donations of $5 or over are tax deductible.

Donations can be made in a variety of ways:


Online via our secure link:


Internet banking:
Hospice Mid Canterbury Trust

Please include your name in the Reference field, and email your address to so a receipt can be sent to you.


Cash or Eftpos:
Hospice Mid Canterbury Base
70 Havelock Street, Ashburton

for Hospice Mid Canterbury to Brophy Knight
144 Tancred Street, Ashburton 

Make A Bequest

A bequest is a gift of money or property in a Will left to a specific person or organisation.  This enables the gifting of property, cash or other assets from your estate to a designated organisation such as Hospice Mid Canterbury.

If you choose to make a bequest to Hospice Mid Canterbury you will be assured that you will be continuing to provide support for people in your community dealing with life limiting illness and end-of-life and that your financial contribution will be well managed.  By leaving a bequest you are not impacting upon your current financial situation, but will make a real difference to those with future needs.

If you wish to make a bequest, contact your solicitor, or person who handles your legal affairs, and they will create a will for you or alter your existing will.

We would be very grateful if you would let us know that you have left a bequest to Hospice Mid Canterbury. This way we can not only thank you but we can ensure that you receive our newsletters and are kept updated.  Please be assured that your bequest will be kept strictly confidential unless you request otherwise.

Heartfelt thanks for thinking of us and future generations through a gift in your will.

Become a Business Supporter

We are establishing long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with a group of business sponsors who are interested in supporting our work.  Our supporters programme gives options for contributing funds at various levels on an ongoing basis.

By associating your brand with Hospice Mid Canterbury, you will increase your profile as a community-focused, socially responsible business.

For more information, please contact

Fundraising Events

Al Brown Book Launch, Ashburton Arcade
3 October

Holding a fundraising event
If you would like to fundraise for Hospice Mid Canterbury, please get in touch with us and let us know your plans

Hospice Mid Canterbury
70 Havelock Street, Ashburton
Phone 03 307 8387
Mobile 027 227 8387

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die. Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern Hospice movement 1918 – 2005

Hospice Shop
71 Tancred Street, Ashburton
Phone 03 307 4458
Shop Manager – Janis Steele

Hospice Mid Canterbury

Please send us an email and we'll get back to you just as soon as possible.