Hike for Hospice roadshow held throughout June was a FUNdraising success.
From Meaford to Hanover and Southampton, staff and volunteers with the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce accepted donations at three locations. As with hospitals, hospice does not receive government funding for day-to-day operations that include patient meals, medical equipment and comfortable furnishings for rooms and, therefore, fundraising is crucial, whether through donations, an endowment fund or a monthly monetary gift. Approximately $500,000 must be fundraised each year to maintain the hospice.
In Southampton, the Hike for Hospice roadshow was set up at Kristen’s Pharmacy on Albert St. (Hwy. 21) on June 18th.
Residential Hospice (Chapman House) in Owen Sound provides palliative care by helping those with life-limiting and terminal illnesses live life to the fullest. Their team of compassionate caring staff and volunteers provide the dignified, patient-centred care that individuals need in their last stage of life.
Chapman House volunteers are trained to fill roles from reception to resident and family care, kitchen assistance to maintenance and gardening, fundraising to bereavement support, all under the supervision of professional staff.
There is no charge to stay at Chapman House and resident rooms provide a home-like environment where families members can stay with a loved one. Families are even encouraged to bring in their own food and favourite foods for the resident.
According to Hospice Executive Director, Janet Fairbridge, the Roadshow raised more than $146,000.
For complete details or more information, visit https://www.greybrucehospice.com/