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Hugo Charitable Trust Donate New Car to Central Otago Supportive Care

The Cancer Society, Otago & Southland Division were thrilled to receive the news that Hugo Charitable Trust approved significant funding for a new 4WD White Kia Sportage.

Due to the increased demand in Central Otago this new vehicle will help our Supportive Care team reach more people who are impacted by cancer.

 This news is perfect timing as we are currently recruiting for a new Central Otago Supportive Care Team Leader, a role that has been created to cope with the increased demand in this region. 

 The Hugo Charitable Trust was established in May 2017 by Maryanne Green, the eldest daughter of Irish philanthropist and businessman the late Hugh Green, known in Ireland as Hugo. Maryanne worked closely at Hugh’s side for over 25 years where she developed a deep understanding of Hugh’s philanthropic priorities and wishes. Maryanne set up Hugo Charitable Trust to continue Hugh’s philanthropic legacy and to give back to the people of New Zealand.

Research has shown Central Otago will have a 13% population growth over the period 2020 – 2037 which will see increased demand for our Cancer Society’s Supportive Care Services in this area. Our goal is to meet this need for cancer-related support services and never have to turn anyone away from receiving support.  This funding will help the Cancer Society to extend our services and help anyone that requires our Supportive Care Programme.  We are very grateful to the Hugo Charitable Trust for their support in helping us to reduce the impact of cancer.

 To find out more about Hugo Charitable Trust visit their website: