Hope for Life FAQs
Lorena Pierson Cofre
What will your donation be used for?
Hope For Life regular giving funds will be used to expand the scale of our services to meet the demand for them. In 2017 The Cancer Society Wellington Division provided $5 million worth of services. Over the next five years we want to increase that by at least $2 million to bolster the following;
- Supportive care services
Supportive care services including; our 0800 CANCER phone support, peer support, patient/family/whanau support, volunteer visitors, client classes, workshops and talks, counselling services, face-to-face support by experienced cancer nurses, online support, our library a CanTalk newsletter for carers and patients, relaxation, yoga, massage, lymphoedema education and support, healthy-steps exercise and movement programmes and workplace advocacy client and volunteer car parking and catering, client transport to treatment, accommodation at Margaret Stewart House.
Health Promotion Programmes
We provide health promotion programmes in areas including Smokefree, SunSmart education, physical activity, alcohol and nutrition, in workplaces, schools and communities, and we advocate to support the development and implementation of healthy public policy. For more details, take a look at our position statements on our website here.
We invest heavily in cancer research
We do this for projects that we think are the best investments in fighting or reducing the risk of cancer.
We receive no Government funding for our services. We rely entirely on the generosity of supporters like you to provide crucial help to cancer patients and families.
Despite all the modern technology available today, talking directly with people about the need for cancer services and finding life-saving cancer treatments is one of the most effective ways to inspire them to become a regular donor.
As more people are diagnosed with cancer, and demand for services increases, the need to ask the community for ongoing support increases each year.
The people who choose to give each month directly to Cancer Society underpin vital services and cancer research – allowing Cancer Society's most critical work to continue
Regular giving means setting up a regular, automatic gift to Cancer Society for an amount of your choosing. The donation can be made by credit card or straight from your bank account to ours via a Direct Debit.
That's up to you. Every dollar counts. On average, people are giving around $30 a month, but it is up to you.
Contact us anytime by calling 0800HOPE4LIFE (0800 467 345) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help us answer your query, we will ask you to provide as much information as possible, such as:
- Your name
- Your contact details
- Date, time and location of where you spoke with the fundraiser
- The fundraiser’s name (if you know it)
- Summary of your query or feedback
If signing up with one of our door to door fundraisers, you will get a welcome text message, email and a letter. If you sign up online you will receive a welcome letter and email.
We look forward to getting in touch with regular monthly updates too! Please email us any feedback you might have about these emails.
Cancer Society fundraisers use iPads to make the Signature Programme sign-up process simple and efficient for donors.
The security and privacy of your data is a top priority, and we use multiple layers of security and encryption.
Once entered on the iPad, your details are encrypted to ensure your personal information and credit card or bank account details are secure. Your personal details are transmitted and stored securely in compliance with industry standards.
Yes! We will send you an annual tax receipt soon after 31st March each year for all your regular gifts given in that tax year. Most people are able to claim one-third of their donations back as a tax rebate.
That is fantastic, thank you! You could organise a fundraiser or volunteer with us! Click here to find out some other options.
The Cancer Society representatives are dressed in Hope4Life apparel and wear a name tag to identify themselves.
As it is the Summer months, our face-to-face fundraisers visit residential homes between 1 pm and 8:00 pm.
Is my information secure?
Absolutely! Our fundraisers use tablets to collect and encrypt information electronically, which ensures the security of our donors. They should never ask for cash donations when doing door to door fundraising.
The Cancer Society is a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association(PFRA) of New Zealand. They work with charities and service providers to ensure quality, integrity and transparency in face-to-face fundraising by creating an atmosphere of public confidence and regulatory satisfaction.
If you face changes calls us on 0800HOPE4LIFE (0800 467 345). We have some options available to accommodate your needs and still enable you to be part of the HOPE4LIFE Pledge Programme.
If you are a client of our services or already a donor then please tell the canvasser that you are