My name is Bernadette Delaney and I have joined the team to manage our bequest programme here at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion.

I have been working with the Sisters of Compassion for four years, starting off as Front of House at the Compassion Soup Kitchen, then as a Fundraising Coordinator. I am excited to be in this role and look forward to getting out and about and meeting some of you.

Born and raised in Wellington, I have known about the Sisters of Compassion from an early age and remember going to the annual fairs at St Joseph’s in Silverstream, which were always a lot of fun.

My background is in nursing, and I enjoy working with people and communities where I can make a difference and am so happy to be here.

This role is a great fit for me, as I love being able to thank people for their generosity and talk with them about the lasting legacy they are leaving.

If you are thinking of including a gift for the Sisters of Compassion in your Will, get in touch with Bernadette Delaney on (04) 282 1966 or send an email to