submitted by Amy Tibben
Through generous community support, and a whole lot of fun, Beth Donovan Hospice was able to raise over $26,000 this spring. We would like to acknowledge the phenomenal support we have received from our community including the many businesses which have sponsored our efforts, the community members who donated, and the volunteers who worked so hard!
Taste for Hospice kicked off the spring fundraising initiative with a bang by raising $8,070 for hospice programs and services like equipment lending, in-home visiting, and day hospice. The evening was a complete taste experience involving local restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries, and distilleries which donated both their time and products for the enjoyment of the 160 guests. Local bands Garrison Blues and 33 & 1/3 provided the entertainment for the evening. The festivities culminated in the crowning of Best Savoury to The Crusty Baker, Best Wine to Green Gables Vines, Best Distillery to King’s Lock, Best Brew to The Windmill Brewery, and Best Sweet to Wyngaarden Pastries. Thank you to all the food and drink vendors who shared their best with us!
When the weather warmed up, we hit the trails for Hike for Hospice at the Ferguson Forest Centre on May 28th. With perfect weather and a beautiful breeze to keep the bugs away, we gathered with a large group of hikers to enjoy a beautiful day on the trails. This year’s hike brought in $11,705! Thank you to all our sponsors including Pet Valu, TD, Harvex Agromart, Leader Agriservices, JT Autoparts, Kemptville Fencing and Decks, Kemptville Windows and Kitchens, The Heat Source, Coba Studios, Brooks and Cryderman LTD, North Grenville Dairy Producers, Pink Soap Works, and Fast Eddies.
On Saturday, June 24th , we hosted the Seniors Expo at the North Grenville District High School. Through sponsorship, the sale of vendor tables and generous community donations, we were able to raise $6,345 for hospice programs. We must thank our wonderful sponsors for their generous support: Gravitate Travel, TLC Medical Supply, Alltec Solutions, Tierny Stauffer Lawyers, Hulse, Playfair, and McGarry, McDougall Brown Insurance Brokers. We’d also like to thank the following supporters: North Grenville Times, Moose FM, Municipality of North Grenville, Upper Canada District School Board, and O’Farrell Financial Services. Finally, we must acknowledge our amazing Kemptville Lions who donated $1,250!
The amazing support we receive from our community means that we can continue to support individuals at end of life, their caregivers, and those who are grieving. Thank You! Please visit our website for a complete list of programs at www.bethdonovanhospice.ca