Posted on 03 March 2020
First corporate sponsor for Nelson Tasman Hospice.
NBS is continuing its generous support of local organisations that make a real difference in the community, following the signing of a new sponsorship deal with the Nelson-Tasman Hospice this week. This marks the first corporate sponsor to step up for the Hospice in 2020.
NBS, which also donated funds for the build of the new Hospice in 2019, has signed a two-year partnership with the Hospice to help boost their funding.
NBS CEO 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,” says Cadigan.
“As well as providing a significant yearly donation for the period of the agreement, we’ll also support the Hospice with promotions and provide a presence throughout our local branches about their important work to encourage people to support in any way they can. 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,” says Cadigan.
Frans Dellebeke, Nelson-Tasman Hospice CEO says “I’m delighted that NBS has 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, also established to serve the people of this region.
“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,” says Dellebeke.
“We’re proud to help hundreds of other not-for-profit groups and organisations, and as NBS grows we will extend our support so these groups can continue their good work in our community,” says Cadigan.
Cadigan added that NBS is looking forward to working closely with the Hospice in the coming months, particularly to help promote their upcoming annual Hospice awareness campaign in May.