How you can help

The hospice requires approximately $700,000 a year for the community to operate annually. This is the shortfall between the Government funding available and the level of care that we believe our patients deserve.

  • General donations are gratefully accepted at any time. These can be made online through the Hospice New Zealand website and will come to Hospice Marlborough. Alternatively gifts may be dropped in at the hospice reception or sent via the post.
  • Regular donations can be set up via automatic payment.
  • Other opportunities to donate are offered throughout the year including: envelope and street appeals, direct mail, and other events such as raffles, dinners, auctions, festivals.
  • Major donations should be discussed with the Promotions Manager on 03 578 9492. Hospice Marlborough also has a ‘forever’ Foundation. People may choose to give significant donations to the Foundation including bequests.

Payroll Giving
What is it?  Payroll Giving is a scheme where employers can allow their staff to donate to charities directly through their payroll system.  It’s a seamless way for employees to give back to their chosen charity while automatically redeeming their tax credit in the process. It’s also a great, low-cost way for charities who often have stretched resources to gradually fundraise.

How payroll giving works. Speak to your Payroll Officer about making a charitable donation to Marlborough Hospice. Your employer can deduct your donation from your pay which reduces your PAYE by the appropriate tax credit, and they then forward the donation to Marlborough Hospice.

Giving a regular donation through your pay, gives you the opportunity to regularly gift as much or as little as you like each time you are paid a salary or wage. You do not have to set up any automatic payments or direct debits through your credit card or bank account, your payroll will take care of this. You don’t have to wait until the end of the tax year to claim rebates as this is done instantly when you make a donation.

Some workplaces offer encouragement to their staff by matching donations dollar for dollar, so it might pay to ask?

Why give to Hospice Marlborough.  Donating to Hospice Marlborough through payroll giving will help us to raise the funds we need to provide our services to the Marlborough community.

Find out more. 

You can find us by searching for TRUSTEES IN THE MARLBOROUGH HOSPICE in the approved donee organisation list, or contact us for bank account details 03 578 9492,

Donations in Kind
The hospice needs money primarily to cover ongoing operational expenses. For this reason we much prefer gifts of money which can be used to pay for essential costs. However, some supporters have items of value which they would like to give the hospice e.g. jewellery, artwork, furniture or vehicles.

People are urged to contact the Promotions Manager to discuss these gifts in advance. Email:

Special Events
The hospice runs a variety of promotional and fundraising events during the year. Many of our supporters choose to organise their own event or activity to raise money for the hospice. This is a fun and valuable way to support a good cause. The Promotions Manager can provide help and guidance and should be approached at the start of planning any event.

For more information on any of these ways of giving email:

Everyone’s time is precious and we appreciate those who volunteer to work for the hospice. Information about volunteering can be sourced by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator 03 578 9492 or download the application form here.