Tauranga 10-year-old Myesha Wilson is delighted at the response from Kiwis who have shown their support at Farmers stores nationwide.
The designer of this year’s Hospice Charity Bauble, Myesha, urges shoppers to keep it up and help to sell out this very special bauble.
“Thanks to everyone who has purchased my bauble,” says Myesha.
“We’ve still got 17 days before Christmas so please help us to help Hospice. By buying my bauble you will help families like mine get the support they need.”
Thoughtful New Zealanders who are about to decorate their Christmas trees can help this incredible annual cause in two ways – by purchasing a specially designed Christmas Bauble, or with donations via the Tree of Remembrance.
Myesha drew the design in an art workshop hosted by Waipuna Hospice – the Hospice that supported her family. That very drawing was selected as the hero design for the Farmers Christmas Tree Bauble which is now available at Farmers stores around the country, although some stores have already sold out.
With 100 per cent of the $10 purchase price of Myesha’s beautiful baubles being donated to Hospice, the funds raised at each Farmers store will go directly to supporting a hospice in the area, which provides services free of charge.
While government funding is a huge help for covering operational costs, more than $45M is needed to meet the annual shortfall and fundraising is an important part of ensuring local hospice services remain free of charge.