Nelson Tasman Hospice chief executive Frans Dellebeke and NBS chief executive Tony Cadigan celebrate the new partnership. Photo: Jonty Dine.

NBS sponsors Nelson Hospice

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The Nelson Tasman Hospice has signed its first major corporate sponsor for 2020.

NBS, which also donated funds for the build of the new hospice in 2019, has signed a two-year partnership with the organisation to help boost its funding.

NBS chief executive Tony Cadigan says the NBS team prides itself on giving back to the local community, and supporting the not-for-profit sector is what helps to set them apart from other financial institutions.

“The Hospice is such a deserving organisation, it provides a much-needed and valuable caring service for individuals and their families at what is often one of the most difficult times of their lives. We have a huge amount of respect for their work, and the support they provide in the community.”

Tony says, as well as providing a significant yearly donation for the period of the agreement, NBS will also support the Hospice with promotions and provide a presence throughout their local branches.

“As we’ve already seen with the level of community support for the build of the Hospice, people in Nelson Tasman region are big-hearted when it comes to a

good cause.”

Nelson Tasman Hospice chief executive Frans Dellebeke says he was delighted that NBS had made an ongoing financial commitment for the next few years.

“We’re a homegrown organisation, by and for the people of the Nelson Tasman region so it’s wonderful to have the support of NBS, another organisation established to serve the people of this region.”

He says the Hospice has a shortfall in funding of more than $1 million each year. “So we’re hugely appreciative of donations and sponsorships that reduce the amount that we need to fundraise.”