The Te Omanga Hospice Foundation was established in 2005 to help bridge a funding shortfall of nearly $3 million each year for Te Omanga Hospice.

The Foundation is a separate registered charitable trust whose primary purpose is to provide sustainability of the hospice. Income from bequests and supporter’s pledges is reserved to the Foundation’s endowment fund, which is used to help bridge the gap between government funding and the actual cost of providing services to patients and their families.

By supporting the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation, you will make a lasting contribution to support and safeguard the continuation of our services to the people of Hutt Valley, free of charge.

We invite individuals and businesses to become members of the Foundation. To find out more, please email our fundraising team on 04 979 6681 or email

“It is a great privilege to be involved with the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation. Since our inception in 2005, we continue to grow and look to the future with optimism. Your support will help us to make the hospice sustainable, ensuring it can continue to provide the very highest level of care and support to the people of the Hutt Valley.” Keith Quinn MNZM, Patron of Te Omanga Hospice Foundation


The Te Omanga Hospice Foundation is a special group of individuals, businesses and groups who value and support the work of the Hospice and want to secure our care for future generations.

Membership starts from $1,000 per annum. To discuss membership options, please contact our Fundraising Team on 04 979 6681 or email


It is the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation’s role to safeguard the bequests received by the hospice which aren’t tagged for general operational costs.

Your bequest is a wonderful way to support the work of Te Omanga Hospice beyond your life-time. Your gesture of kindness means a great deal to the people we care for, and ensures the service remains free to all.

Your Bequest – which type is best?

Once you have taken care of your family and friends you can remember Te Omanga Hospice in several ways. A bequest can be whatever you can afford. No bequest is too small and it will be gratefully received and used effectively.

It can take a number of different forms:

  • A specified sum of money;
  • A percentage of the value of your estate;
  • Specific gift of property, art, shares or bonds, antiques etc;
  • The residue of your estate after provision for family and other beneficiaries. (The residue of your estate is what is left following payment of all debts and expenses and after payment of specific gifts to family and friends.)

Your Will

Your Will is a legal document; if the wording is incorrect, or if your Will is not witnessed and signed properly, it can be invalid. It is best to have your legal advisor or Public Trust draft your Will for you, as you can then be sure your estate will be distributed as you wish.

If you already have a current Will and you know you would like to help Te Omanga Hospice, your legal advisor can easily add a codicil regarding your gift.

If you have questions about making a bequest please contact our Fundraising Team on 04 979 6681 or email

If you would like to learn more about leaving a gift to Te Omanga in your Will, please see our Bequest information here

We would like to acknowledge and extend our thanks to the past and present members of the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation:

Mr David Cheape

Mr Brian Cooper

Mrs Marion Cooper QSM MNZM (Life Member)

Mr Glen & Mrs Barbara Evans (Honorary Members)

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors

Mr Rod & Mrs Liz Gillespie

H S Cooke Family Trust

Simon Manning – Harbour City Funeral Home

Horokiwi Quarries Ltd

L T McGuinness Ltd

Mr Chris & Mrs Kathryn MacKay – Chris Mackay Financial Planning

Mr Jim & Mrs Joan Malcolm

Dr John (Snr) & Mrs Olive McCafferty

Ivan & Dawn Fay

Mr Graeme Mitchell

Mr & Mrs Bob & Elaine Moffat QSO

Mr Kevin & Mrs Lyncia Podmore

Mrs Anne & Mr Keith Quinn MNZM

Rotary Club of Hutt City

Mr & Mrs Cynthia & Graeme Talbot OBE

Sir Somerford & Lady Leonie Teagle – Teagle Family Trust

Mr Norm & Mrs Shirley Williams

Gibson Sheat Lawyers

Rotary Club of Heretaunga

Mr Keith & Mrs Robyn Gibson

Gerard Dewar, Louise Sziranyi, Greg Thomas, Gerard Letts, Daniel Vincent – Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts

Fulton Hogan

John Dillon

Black Diamond Technology

Crowe Howarth

Bryan & Heather Jackson

John & Gail O’Leary

The Te Omanga Hospice Foundation Charities Commission Number is 22165.

Keith Quinn photo.

Keith Quinn

Patron Te Omanga Hospice Foundation MNZM

Gavin Murphy photo.

Gavin Murphy

Trustee (Business Manager)

Gerard Dewar photo.

Gerard Dewar

Trustee (Solicitor)

Judy Bain photo.

Judy Bain

Trustee (Retired Personal Investment Portfolio Manager/Sharebroker and Past Governor Rotary International District 9940l)

Sam Knowles photo.

Sam Knowles

Trustee (Board Director)