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Jazz in the Vines raises $18,000 for Hospice West Auckland

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Hospice West Auckland is more than $18,000 better off after a “loved up” Valentine’s Day Jazz in the Vines fundraiser held in brilliant weather at Oratia’s Artisan Wines Vineyard.

Attendees were serenaded by the heartfelt and soulful voice of Leza Corban & Friends and the Parisian chic of French Toast and tucked into antipasto platters, fine wines and picnics.

Jazz in the Vines is generously sponsored by Davis Funerals, Artisan Wines Vineyard, iTicket and supported by a range of suppliers that help ensure the amount raised is maximised. These contributions plus the sale of more than 400 tickets and things such as platter sales, on-site donations, silent auctions and a pop-up hospice shop all contributed to the success of the day.

This year’s event was bigger than ever and prompted Bryan and Pat Heron, supporters from the early years and local philanthropists, to enthuse over how good and established the event has become.

Hospice West Auckland Chief Executive Barbara Williams says that thanks to the generosity of our Jazz in the Vines supporters, sponsors and suppliers, “we’re able to provide free palliative care to the people of West Auckland. Every day I see the lengths our supporters go to make a difference, and I thank them for it.”

Each year Hospice West Auckland must fundraise approximately 60% of its total budget to provide specialist care to its patients and their families/whanau in West Auckland.

To learn more about Hospice West Auckland and how you can help please visit www.hwa.org.nz.