2013 - Dennis and Yvonne Payne and the team at HOT Orewa
As previous winners of the Embrace Award (2006), HOT Orewa keep on showing their commitment to hospice in a variety of ways. The reasons they are this year’s winners is best summed up by the team at Hibiscus Hospice who describe their relationship as “enduring” and “generous”:
“At the heart of this enduring and generous relationship is a concern for others, philanthropy and community spirit. Dennis and Yvonne roll up their sleeves and pitch in wherever they can. They give generously of themselves and inspire their staff to do the same.And they make sure that every month, for the last 8 years, whenever a patient or caregiver at a Hibiscus Hospice Daybreak session asks “where are we going today” they are answered with a smile, taken out of themselves and whisked away to an exotic destination...if only for those precious 30 minutes.” (Daybreak is a weekly patients and carers social group at Hibiscus Hospice).”
The team volunteer their time and energies on a regular basis to help the Hospice cause – as well as providing monthly “Armchair traveller” sessions to the Daybreak group, they donate prizes and raffle items and are actively involved in fundraising via the Hibiscus Hospice Women’s Committee.
Congratulations to the team at HOT Orewa!