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Zita Kay is one of Hospice West Auckland’s very special volunteers. She first started volunteering for Hospice in 1988, and although she has just celebrated her 88th birthday she is still donating her time to the organisation! Over the years Zita has done ‘anything and everything’ for Hospice, including answering the phone and front of house, Christmas Trees of Remembrance, managing donation boxes, filing and admin, delivering things from A to B, baking, and supporting at events. In 2009 she was featured in an article in the New Zealand Herald as an ‘unsung hero’, where she said: “You just put back into the community because you never know when you might need help yourself, or a member of your family.”

Zita says she has always been there to help because Hospice is ‘a wonderful cause that affects so many people in the community’. “I’d like to encourage more people to get involved in Hospice – even if it’s just for a couple of hours each week. It’s such a rewarding experience and it all really does help.”

We are so grateful to Zita and all of our amazing volunteers for their invaluable contributions – we simply couldn’t manage without you.

Zita Kay, volunteer, Hospice West Auckland

Donating your time is a wonderful way to support Hospice in caring for those in our community with life-limiting illness. To find out more please contact us at

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