Kiwis are being encouraged to remember someone special in the lead up to Christmas, and at the same time contribute to a good cause.
New Zealand Hospice is teaming up with retailer Farmers for the annual Trees of Remembrance fundraising campaign.
It will help the country's 29 hospice services provide care and support to people with life-limiting conditions.
Hospice ambassador Judy Bailey says supporters can buy a decoration, write a message on it and pop it on their tree to remember someone they've lost.
Carolyn McCondach helped establish Hospice North Shore after her daughter died of leukemia when she was only 14.
"She died in horrendous pain over about six weeks, and there was only one hospice – which we didn't know about – in Auckland at the time. I just determined after that, that no one should ever die like that."
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source: newshub archive