|Name: Pauline Sharp
Favorite Charity: North Shore Hospice
It is widely known throughout New Zealand for its free palliative care to terminally ill patients. As my both parents died in this facility I wanted to give something back.
The care that is offered to terminally ill people is at no cost. When medical treatments in NZ are administered it usually costs a lot. The patients who go here are at the last week to 10 days of their lives and the next alternative is for paid keep in a convalescent home.
I think this is a wonderful organization, which is kept ticking by between 600 and 900 volunteers, and they are always smiling. They do not feel depressed being with the patients, they feel that it is a privilege to help celebrate the precious time left in their lives and their needs of comfort respect and dignity.