On Sunday, May 29 at the Ferguson Forest Centre staff, volunteers, clients, citizens, and local organizations and businesses came together to walk in support of their community hospice. Local dogs were also welcomed to the hike with a fun swag bag packed full of treats donated by Pet Valu. Many local businesses stepped up to sponsor the hike including TD, Myers, Harvex, Leeder Agriservices, Kemptville Fencing and Decks, Kemptville Bowling Lanes, Kemptville Windows and Kitchens, Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer, JT Autoparts, Tackaberry, Brooks and Cryderman, Krown Rust Control, Pink Soap works, Celebrate! Cakes, and The Grenville Dairy Producers. The top fundraising team, Kelly & Capital Funeral Home by Arbor Memorial, raised $1575.20 and the top individual fundraiser, Colleen Maloney Girard, raised $750.
The next fundraising goal for BDH is to raise $30 000 for the organization’s 30th Anniversary. The hospice serves the areas North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, Spencerville, North Gower, and beyond with compassionate end-of-life support. This service is only possible through the generosity and support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals. BDH is asking the community to join them in celebrating and fundraising in honour of their 30th birthday by selling paper butterflies, organising an event, hosting a garage sale, selling cookies, or other creative ideas. For further information please contact Sue Walker at [email protected]
Local Band Garrison Blues Band has already reached out to host a fundraising concert for us on August 6 at the Vibe Café in Osgoode. We also have a Double Feature Movie Night coming up on Friday, June 24 at the Urbandale Arts Centre. Tickets are available at www.bethdonovanhospice.ca