From left, Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust CEO Frans Dellebeke and chairman John Peters accept over $11,000 from Houston Motor Group’s Arron Cox. Photo: Brittany Spencer.

Exhibition raises cash for hospice


With the help of local sponsors, touring artists Mike and Richard Ponder have raised $11,050 for the Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust with their exhibition ‘Ponder This’.

Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust chairman John Peters says it is a huge amount of money for the hospice.

“Getting support from the community is something that we rely on, without it we can’t do what we do, so we’re really grateful to everyone who came and played a part in the exhibition.”

The exhibition was hosted at the Old Powerstore building on Trafalgar St for two weeks and proved very popular. Featuring the work of both brothers, the exhibition placed together typical rural kiwi scenes with Van Gough-styled landscapes.

Arron Cox of Houston Motor Group, a major sponsor of the exhibition, says he was happy to support it.

The money will go towards building a new hospice and has kick-started a fundraising drive to cover the build.