Hospice of Kona Royal Tea Fundraiser Tickets Available

July 11, 2017, 9:40 AM HST (Updated August 3, 2017, 9:23 AM)

The ninth annual Hospice of Kona Royal Tea Party—a fundraiser for Hospice of Kona’s residential hospice home, Nakamaru Hale—will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort.

Guests will enjoy a traditional high tea with a Hawaiian twist as the chef creates tasty mini sandwiches, pastries, scones and much more with local fruits and vegetables.

Guests are invited to wear festive hats and outfits as they enjoy live music, performances by Kona Dance & Performing Arts and an extensive silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, works by local artists, activities, services, gift certificates and more.

“The community really comes out for this celebration of life, love, friendship—and great hats!” said Laura Varney, Hospice of Kona CEO. “The support we receive goes a long way to ensuring that we can continue to provide our Nakamaru Hale residents and their families with the best hospice and palliative care available.”

Tickets are $55; purchase a commemorative champagne glass and receive unlimited champagne or mimosas at the event.

Table purchases include commemorative glasses for each guest plus a special gift item for the purchaser.

Tickets and discounts are available online only.


To date, the event is sponsored by Ultimate Electric, Altres Staffing, Big Island Honda, ChoiceMART, The Wave@92FM and XpressReprographics.

Additional sponsorships are available online or by emailing

About Nakamaru Hale Nakamaru Hale provides a comforting and compassionate home-like setting for up to five hospice patients who need an alternative to home care. The hale offers respite, transitional or longer-term care during the final months of life. Hospice of Kona’s health care team works closely with patient, family and doctors as they develop a customized plan to care for physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.

About Hospice of Kona Hospice of Kona provides family-centered support, education and care for those approaching the end of life. The organization is recognized as the best resource to support and advocate for the terminally ill and their caregivers and to educate professionals, volunteers and the general public about hospice care and palliative care.



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